Monday, August 4, 2008
Artistry...a hereditary talent
I'm sure we've all noticed over the years that we share certain traits with our parents. The good (I can draw like mom!) and the bad (my knees are knobby and I have a temper...just like DAD!). I have recently been the lucky recipient of a pile of artwork from my great grandfather on my mother's father's side, as well as some artwork from my mother's Aunt. The journey of discovering who they were thru their art has been amazing.
The most startling revelations have come from the similarities between my artwork and their artwork - never, ever crossing paths, but yet somehow we are connected.
A sample comparisson-
A drawing of a knight on a horse, one drawn by me a few years ago (drawing from a statue) and one drawn by my great grandfather over 50 years ago in Warsaw, Poland. I had no idea that this drawing of my great grandfather's existed.