"Sebastião Rodrigues era um designer de enorme qualidade em qualquer parte do mundo.
Foi um autodidacta porque a formação dele não era essa. Era um homem de imensa cultura
e mudou o paradigma do design em Portugal. O Sebastião pertenceu à primeira geração dos
designers em Portugal".
"Sebastião Rodrigues was a bigger than life world class designer. He was a self-taught
designer because that was not his professional background. He was a man of immense
cultural value who changed the paradigm of design in Portugal. Sebastião belonged to the
first generation of designers in Portugal".
texto Henrique Cayatte in www.tipografos.net
|imagem para festival de teatro recusada | image for theatre festival refused|
|maquete | model ALMANAQUE julho | july|
|revista | magazine ALMANAQUE julho | july 1960|
Marcel Broodthaers (January 28, 1924 - January 28, 1976) was a Belgian poet, filmaker and artist with a highly literate and often witty approach to creating art works.
After spending 20 years in poverty as a struggling poet, he performed the symbolic act of embedding fifty copies of his book of poems Pense-Bête in plaster, creating his first art object. That same year, 1964, for his first exhibition, he wrote a famous preface for the exhibition catalogue:
"I, too, wondered wether I could not sell something and succeed in life. For some time I had been no good at anything. I am forty years old... Finally the idea of inventing something insincere finally crossed my mind and I set to work straightaway. At the end of three months I showed what I had produced to Philippe Edouard Toussaint, the owner of the Gaelerie St. Laurent. 'But this is art' he said 'and I will willingly exhibit all of it.' 'Agreed' I replied. If I sell something he takes 30%. It seems these are the usual conditions, some galleries take 75%. What is it? In fact it is objects."
Whatever it expresses -
even destruction and ruin -
the artistic image
is by definition an embodiment of hope,
it is inspired by faith.
is by definition a denial of death.
Therefore it is optimistic,
even if in an ultimate sense the artist is tragic.
And so there can never be
optimistic artists and pessimistic artists.
There can only be talent and mediocrity.
In INSTANT LIGHT - Tarkovsky Polaroids
© Thames & Hudson 2004