Louise Bourgeois reflected that art is not about ‘art’, it is about LIFE; and I am aware that were it not for the art of prehistoric cave paintings onwards to the present time, we would see little of our cultural heritage and know much less about ourselves. This is described in a statement by George Tooker, who received the US National Medal of Arts in 2007, that paintings are an attempt to come to terms with life, and that there are as many solutions as there are human beings.

Six basic elements can be seen as a model for the human condition: an inner core we define as soul, or spirit; an ancestral ...


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