Why Create Art When No One Will See It?
Fritz Kistel was a reclusive artist who produced a body of work so fabulously unproductive—in the capitalist sense—that I can’t help but admire him: He created for himself.
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I had not been erased by the violence I’d suffered, but was changed by it. A new, difficult layer had been added to my life.
Morisot’s paintings of women up close lined the walls, a pastel perspective at vanity tables and in gardens. My breath rushed in: beautiful.
In art, I was seeing the world. Yet, the entire time, I could not name a single Indian artist in my family’s homeland.