291. What does it mean to be an Artist?

Roberto Cavalli291. What does it mean to be an Artist?

I grew up in a world of art, everything is art, I have been breathing art since my earliest groans!

Art is creating… is fantasy… is composition … is desire for expression … what everything else is not? I would have liked to have more in-depth knowledge… on everything!

Am I an Artist? What does it mean to be or appear to be an Artist? Too many young people appear to think that if they dress the way they think Artists dress then they are Artist… they take up a way of dressing themselves that sets them apart from others… it is as though they had adopted a new uniform… a dress code to help them demonstrate their level of art… from one to ten, how good am I? Judge it from the way I dress myself… you see this strange way of demonstrating in many fields and activities…

Being an artist means to look at life from different angles. An artist loves what he does. His creations are his life. Earnings are just a sign of others’ appreciation.

Is this right? I don’t know, but all this makes me think, makes me reflect on everything and on nothing. Definitely my way of thinking is always focused between the extreme. “In medio stat virtus” Virtue is in the center. Exaggerations exacerbate the truth!

I love to linger in small ports or in those artistic squares in large cities. The Ponte Vecchio in Florence is full of young Artists. Do you see how I regard them? As Artists. They have no pretensions… they don’t define themselves as Artists, but others define them as such.

They blend on the sidewalk with those illegal vendors of replica bags, backpacks, sunglasses of famous designers. The artist, with a lot less arrogance, occupies a small space… he extract his works from a a little ragged gray folder… made with pencil and soft opaque pastels… “The Collection”…
I like to indulge and look at them… I look at their eyes, their beards, slightly yellowed by the afternoon light… I pay a lot of attention to the type of pencils they use and, for a moment, my thoughts go back in time, perhaps to the only time in my life that made me look or sound like an artist… when I attended the school of Art at Porta Romana in Florence!

In that short period of school you don’t value anything, you are living in a limbo, you have not yet been baptized by someone who judges you… but, that judgment is awaited with anxiety…

Today I invite you to judge one of my creations… in a few days, on June 24, I will present the new Cavalli Uomo Collection… in the meantime, I leave you with another of my creation, the Just Cavalli Pre-Collection Spring-Summer 2015…

Un abbraccio…

I LOVE YOU

Roberto Cavalli

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3 replies
  1. Ann
    Ann says:

    Hello Sir! Good to see you busy working on your new and exciting collection! Very colorful with strong primary colors such as the intense blue on white and yellow on black! So vivid and eye catching! You continue to outdo yourself both in creativity and artistry! Pure genius! I can’t wait! I call myself an artist because people think my work is so creative and they’re the ones that buy it! I’m just a woman who likes to sew and play with fabric, beautiful fabric! Ha! So be it! They say the customer is always right! On that note I wish you much success with your new collection and can’t wait to hear what else you’re doing! Love Anna

  2. Maria G.
    Maria G. says:

    BELLISSIMI!!!!
    infatti l’uomo é sempre stato nel vestire…piú austere della Donna …lo trovo giusto…
    é solo R.Cavalli poteva dare questo nuovo Look!!!!!
    In LOve 😀
    Mari

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