I have always had great admiration for creative people, be they from the performing arts, painters, graphic artists, photographers etc. Their thought processes seems to work on a different plane from us ordinary folks and their perspective on life is far more colourful and thought provoking. Their eye for the extraordinary and exquisite is heightened to an amazing level. Needless to say I am somewhat envious of their inherent talents and have wished – for many an umpteen times – that I possess even a smidgeon of their endowments.
Such is the case when it comes to painters, especially those of the ‘impressionist’ era like Matisse, Degas, Monet and a host of other master painters of this genre. Their impressions of the world around them is imbued with such a wonderful palette of colours and form that I can’t help but look at their works with different eyes.
But the one painter I admire most of all is Vincent Van Gogh – the Dutch master painter whose own life played out like a cliche of all the sad, poverty stricken and ultimately tragic circumstances that we often equate with creative geniuses. For all his prodigious talents Van Gogh only ever sold one painting while he was alive. Only in death did his creative powers achieve the mass appreciation and acceptance that so sadly eluded him.
Our resident wonder singer is not quite on the same level of genius as the above mentioned….yet. But still many a times I have been gobsmacked and left just shaking my head at the sheer artistry of this man-child that we follow. He has displayed so many wondrous moments of vocal command and panache that one wonders why he is not scaling Mount Olympus by now – but lets not rehash old stories. The purpose of this post is to pay homage to the painters that I admire and the one singer that I really hope will become master of his canvass one day. In the gallery below I have married the image of David with a catalog of works by some of the most celebrated painters in the world. It is my attempt to connect the worlds of paint and voice – two mediums of artistic expression that can truly inspire and move us with the power of their art. Hopefully David will achieve the same inspirational heights that these painters have done.