Oil 8 – Horse Nebula ( of Kandinsky [1866-1944] )
2008 - ( 30 x 70 cm )
For many years astronomers longed for a space observatory, a privileged place of observation which allowed eliminating the effects of atmospheric distortion and greatly improve our knowledge and vision of the sky, making clearly our perception of the Universe.
Hard to observe directly through a telescope, the Horse nebula was only finally revealed by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1993, where for the first time, the image of this nebula was announced and captured with a high degree of resolution.
The Horse Nebula is located in the constellation of Orion at a distance of about 1500 light-years from earth and emerges as a huge cloud of dust and gas in space, which is shaped like a head of a horse. This nebula contains a pallet of colors, such as: pink, violet and ruby, whose composition of dust and gas is ionized and 'turned on' by other nearby stars that light up and show this tone of red colors, purple and carmin.
Not being a constellation itself, since this dark nebula contains no stars of their own, what establishes the brightness contours of this gas cloud is the coming light from other surrounding environment, such as those emitted by other nebulae, in where young stars bring their light and energy, giving shape and definition to this interstellar cloud. This source of ultraviolet radiation is sufficient to obtain the low ionization energy required to excite the hydrogen molecules, majority constitution of this dark and lonely nebula. This is an example of how the particles of the Micro-cosmos come together to transmit us an image of the Macro-cosmos...
The image of the horse nebula reminds us an abstract painting and could have been the subject of painting to one of the pioneers of modern art and reputedly recognized as the first painter of abstract art.
Transforming paint into art. Wassily Kandinsky's style evolved slowly, starting in a figurative work and evolving into a more simplified form, culminating in sketches increasingly abstract until it reaches the absolute and pure abstraction. His imagination led him to a pictorial freedom sustained by the strength of color and an inner need that excluded the pretext of the object in the painting.
With a complex personality, reserved, but with an amazing style, Wassily Kandinsky has cultivated a more intellectual approach to art than instinctive one, supported by a strong development of a written theory. In the texts and treatises that he wrote, he transcribes a strong physical sensitivity to color. One response and reaction to colors so deep that allowed this artist actually to feel the color as if he could hear and see it in a unique way. A phenomenon that allows the mind to reache a stage of a very different appreciation of painting, an hypersensitivity to image known as synaesthesia.
“Sometimes I would like to be completely alone in the world, away from the whole world, perhaps even his enemy... out of the society ... ... absolute loneliness! No one understands me, I ... FEEL, THINK, DREAM, I always want different things than all other.”
“The strong individual is even more powerful when he is alone.”
“To live alone, it is necessary to be either an animal or a god.”
‘Living in hiding or out of sight is to live happily.
The crowd does not recognize this beauty ... In spirit, I am where I want to be.’
C. P. FOURNIER
“My kingdom is not of this world.”
JOÃO DE MELO
“A very intelligent man, completely alone, is able to have fun with his nicely thoughts (...)
while an obtuse man will only get bored (...)
A good character, moderate and peaceful, can be satisfied even in situations of extreme scarcity.
But a bad character, greedy and envious, is not satisfied
even with all the possible wealth.
How many are the superfluous and tedious pleasures to anyone who can enjoy at any time of an unusual individuality.”
“I wish to be alone.”
‘I love the silence.’
C. P. FOURNIER
“What we do grandiose must be done in silence.”
“The further progresses of the spirit are accomplished in silence,
at those times when nothing else disturbs us.”
“Loneliness is not being alone, is to be empty.”