Thank you, CantDraw. I think you’re right, btw, abt the best art in principle. In practice, I’d have to say it has all those things plus the skill that comes of ‘rehearsal’ without the apparent loss of spontaneity.
— In that sense, I’d say the best artist is like a ghost. Endlessly reliving that moment (doing a study, test batch,) that feeling that must be conveyed, can seem like an eternity of haunting. The process of conveyance would be working out one’s unfinished business. The separation of artist from art would be moving on to the next life (or piece.) Leaving an echo of yourself behind would be inevitable if you have REALLY done all that. Let’s move on to our next death, shall we?