Thursday, June 18, 2009
A friend sent me this quote from Anni Albers:"The inarticulateness of the artistic person is interpreted easily as a lack of intelligence while it is rather an intelligence expressing itself in other means than words. Our intellectual training affects our analytic--art work our synthetic ability. We are used to thinking of art work as developing taste or a sense for beauty if not as training artists. We think more of its aesthetic qualities than its constructive ones. But the constructive forces are the ones we will need today and tomorrow. We will have to construct, not analyze or decorate." Anni Albers was a weaver from the Bauhaus who with her husband Joseph fled Nazi Germany and taught at Black Mountain College.