On February 3th and 4th we held the Painting Workshop for the Educational Community given by Víctor Mardaras at Fundació Sa Llavor.
We open the meeting experimenting through Eurythmy the essential qualities of blue and yellow, of darkness and light. We live its polarities in our movement and gesture, from the deep and dark to the expansive and luminous and vice versa.
With the opposite blue triangle and yellow triangle represented on the human figure, the two triangles meet at the center of the chest creating a green diamond, space of freedom. From this place of openness we move and create. Now we are attuned to start painting from pure color.
We transit through watercolours the luminous yellow, the serene blue, the willful red.
What color do I identify with? Which one lives strongly in me?
From that color, we create a composition where we invite other colors to dialogue, seeking balance and harmony in giving and receiving.
A new horizon opens when observing the paintings the next day, something that leads us to live the colors from another material.
The pastel chalks offer us the possibility of painting softly, creating the spectrum of the 7 colors from the 3 primaries. They open up new paths of expression, new tones and unexpected individual and group discoveries.
The colors captured on paper were also able to be experienced in space thanks to the eurythmic movement. The Greek myth of Iris, daughter of Thaumates and Electra, messenger of the gods and goddess of the 7 colors, representative of the invisible and of the union of Heaven and Earth , inspired us to live the movement of color in space, creating and experiencing the gesture of colors, violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, indigo. How is the movement of blue? How does it differ from the movement and gesture of yellow? How does red move?
We express the qualities and the deepest essence of colors through individual and group movement.
An exercise in drawing with charcoal in black and white gave us the experience of creating an object with volume and weight on paper, with lights and shadows. This experience is associated with the history of painting, when the artist manages to give objects and figures their own weight and depth.
Finally, after listening to a brief narrative about the origin of the arts, we held a session in which each participant decided freely the materials, format and theme of His painting.
Intuition, imagination and artistic inspiration sow the beginning of a new path that encompasses and collects the experience of color and painting.