“I kind of just steal the compositions, but I obliterate everything else. The details are gone. Nothing is stable. Everything is moving and dripping and messy.” —Diana Al-Hadid
Watch artist Diana Al-Hadid borrow from Old Master and Italian Renaissance paintings to create a singularly hybrid artwork—transforming brushstrokes on a wall into architectural sculpture—in a new film from the ART21 New York Close Up series.
“While Harpo Marx Offered a Golf Lesson with Umbrella and Matzoth Ball, Other Round Table Diners Calmly Ate On.” This original illustration by Al Hirschfeld of Hollywood’s Exclusive Comedians’ Club is from a Collier’s magazine story, February 9, 1952.
“Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or
damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the
trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath
who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and
emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic
feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or
having 'too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream
alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your
tears shine a light in this world.”
Anthon St. Maarten ~