The works concern the longing for the establishment of a pure "Kunstwollen" as described by Riegl and elaborated on by Worringer. Also here, in this light, we find the purposeness of art as described by Hegel. It has been the artist's personal experience and still is very much so, that this "Kunstwollen" lives within him as a pure and autonomous artistic agent. It is the true autonomous force of live that directs his art practice.
Ekphrasis is here to be understood by it's most recent definition, meaning the transition of essentials of composition from one art to the other. Within the work of Dutch artist Joost de Jonge, transitions of musical and poetical concepts of compositition will be key.
A catalogue of 256 pages with more texts and poems by Joost de Jonge, Peter Frank & Robbie Dell'Aira, with 128 full colour images will be published by February 2011. For more information contact the Publisher Optima, The artist or one of his galleries.
|Joost de Jonge-The Ekphrasis-acrylics and oils on canvas-51x71 inch.|
a concept as an artistic form of feeling which rests within the artist."
Joost de Jonge 2010