Saturday, April 25, 2009

What me and Degas have in common

Last night I finished this piece and just could not be satisfied with it! I didn't like the way that it fell and the links I used, etc. etc.. So I came out and showed to it Mum, who thinks it looks great. I then quoted Edgar Degas," I have much pleasure in destroying a completed piece!" Note:this is not and exact quote. Mum then laughed and told me that I am a melancholic. I did not know the true definition of melancholic till now.

(hence Greek μέλας, melas, "black", + χολή, kholé, "bile"); a person who is a thoughtful ponderer has a melancholic disposition. Often very kind and considerate, melancholics can be highly creative – as in poetry and art - but also can become overly pre-occupied with the tragedy and cruelty in the world, thus becoming depressed. The temperament is associated with the season of fall/autumn (dry and cold) and the element earth. A melancholic is also often a perfectionist, being very particular about what they want and how they want it in some cases. This often results in being unsatisfied with one's own artistic or creative works and always pointing out to themselves what could and should be improved.

Anyone that knows me should be laughing about this point, because this is completely me!


1 comment:

Carrie Hayes said...

I think the piece is beautiful!