AI: I Hate Egon Schiele
Okay, not really. I have always really loved Schiele’s artwork. But this past weekend I was at The Metropolitan Museum of Art where I saw a painting by Schiele (the featured image above) which caused me to have a strange emotional swing. First, it caught my eye and drew me over. Then I marveled at how beautiful it was; the colors, the composition, the truncated human form, the abstraction surrounding and covering the figure. Then I got angry. I thought ‘Egon, you’re a real a-hole for being that good’. It was an irrational thought and I’ve written before about how I get really inspired by similar encounters. But it was such an odd feeling that I wanted to share it with you all and get your thoughts.
Have you ever gotten angry because you really liked something? What caused the reaction? How did you talk yourself down? Is this type of reaction just simple jealousy mixed with admiration?
The ART Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Mad Art Lab community. Look for it to appear Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 3pm ET.