I came upon a quote by Carl Jung on the Facebook wall of a friend this week. The painter and writer in me responded, “Oh, yes!”
“Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. The artist is not a person endowed with free will, who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purposes through him. As a human being, he may have moods, and a will, and personal aim, but as an artist, he is “man” in a higher sense: He is “collective man”, a vehicle and molder of the unconscious psychic life of mankind.” ~ Carl Jung
Creative people are driven by a need to speak to the world. It may be about any number of subjects; for Monet it was beauty. What a gift he gave us! Even people who are not particularly art lovers know his name.
Thank you Monet, for lifting the world up in the beautiful way that you do.
Monet’s gift © Susan L Hart 2019