Tuesday, January 16, 2007

畫家: 古斯塔夫 克林姆 / Artist: Gustav Klimt (Part 1 of 7)

和網友「小朱」交談討論上星期【留學生的故事:銀龍獎學金】一文,令我聯想起一個我頗喜愛的畫家,他的名字是古斯塔夫 克林姆 (1862-1918) ,他是歐洲維也納分離派的始創人。我覺得他所繪的畫,对女性的身體、感情、愛慾等有一個像夢幻、神話和裝飾性的花紋美,但在顏色鮮艷、華麗的主題或背景裡,總帶有一點憂愁和悲覌的意味,告訢我們女性的的生命,也就是人類的生命,一方面是充滿青春活力,熱情和期待將來,但仍是脫離不了生老病死,悲欢離合的階段。我回想故事中阿伯女兒的生命和遭遇,再看看克林姆的作品,心中總覺得有一個共鳴。

(附註資料: 「小琇の物語 」二零零六年十二月四日的【分離派 Klimt (克林姆)】)

The dialogue and exchanges with Xiao Zhu on last week's article "Visa Student Story: The Silver Dragon Scholarship" bring back memories of last year's art gallery exhibition of the paintings by one of my favourite artists Gustav Klimt (1862-1918). He was the founder of the European style known as "Wiener Secession". Much of his art depicts the female bodies, emotions, and desires in a dreamy, mythical and ornamental manner. And yet behind the colourful main characters and the decorative background, there is always this sense of melancholy and loss. It is as if Klimt is trying to remind us that human existence comes from women's vitality, youthfulness, passion, and expectations; and all these coexist with birth, aging, sickness, and death, as well as happiness, sadness, togetherness and separation. When I reviewed the female character in the Silver Dragon story and then looked at Klimt's paintings, I could not help but find inside me a strong emotional response to life's dichotomy.

(Reference blog article: 「小琇の物語 」"分離派 Klimt (克林姆)" posted on 2006-12-04)

6 comments:

xiao zhu said...

生老病死是生命的循環,悲歡離合也概括了生命中的交錯光景。

突然發覺似乎每當我們用上"悲歡離合" 這四個字的時候,十居其九都有意無意間把 "悲" 和 "離" 的意象淹蓋了 "歡" 和"合"。無疑,人在哀傷、挫敗等的境況之中能迸發出難以意料的震撼力總會大於身在於歡愉、逸樂的時候。

阿伯的女兒究竟婚後的遭遇會如何,其實放在哪一個年代,都一樣可以有兩個迴異的結果。君不見我們的上一代、兩代...一樣有盲婚啞嫁下的幸福婚姻,而當今摩登自由戀愛世代的錯配怨偶更是比比皆是。

古思哲 said...

我不太懂欣賞繪畫,但不知怎的,總對Gustav Klimt 的畫頗有感覺。

微豆 said...

Xiao Zhu: 人有悲歡離合,月有陰晴圓缺,如您說,是有點生命輪佪循環的意味。樂覌或悲覌的看法,就在乎 whether you are looking at the cup half-empty or half-full。我認為欢合(相關語,一笑)發出的震撼力,也是不弱的罷,否則人類要絕種了。
我覺得人的七情六慾,頗為基本,與時代沒大關係,或許這就解釋,為什么封建盲婚,或自由戀愛,都不是兩人幸福與否的定斷原因。我認為最終,人性(性有三解:personality, gender and sex)仍是最主重。正是: 『但願人長久,千里共嬋娟。』離合圓缺,我們有的就是希望。

微豆 said...

古思哲: 藝術無論是音樂油畫等,数百年後,仍可帶給我們一個感受,真是很神奇 magical 的。

xiao zhu said...

完全同意,人性,古往今來都沒有大不同。

Enjoy talking with you.

微豆 said...

:)

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