Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thought for the Day

The purpose of art is not the release
of a momentary ejection of adrenaline,
but is, rather, the lifelong construction 
of a state of wonder and serenity.
~ Glenn Gould, Concert Pianist

Glenn Gould, 1932 - 1982

The Glenn Gould Archive (Be sure to view the Art and Poetry section of the Archive, comprising work inspired by Gould.)

The Glenn Gould Foundation

Trailer for Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould:


Anonymous said...

i read the quote.......

the purpose of art is different for each person. each person's life that an idea touches, it continues and changes as it continues and changes.

Kathleen Overby said...

Looks like a fascinating documentary. Need to find it. I loved this:
"These paintings address two fundamental Gouldian themes, the notion of ecstasy and introspection, both being vital ingredients in the production and assimilation of works of art. Gould said that the path of art is always the same, 'from inwardness to lucidity.' How true."

Thanks Maureen.

Anonymous said...

He continues to inspire me. Raw and unexpected genius that he was..Thanks for this.

Louise Gallagher said...

So true Nance -- we all 'see' a different purpose and experience it differently -- and always, it inspires.

Beverly Diehl said...

Interesting ideas, and person there, he seemed to play with a great deal of passion and adrenaline.

For myself, I like all kinds of art - art that grabs me by the throat and steals my breathe, art that makes me weep with its beauty, art that I think has left me unmoved, and yet I find myself remembering for months and years to follow.