Thursday, December 21, 2006

Some Artists I Admire

A list of personal favorites, for no good reason other than that I would like to write about them:
  • Ezra Pound
  • Louis Sullivan
  • Claude Bragdon
  • Francesco Borromini
  • John Coltrane
  • Billie Holiday
  • Pola Negri
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Charles Ives
  • Tennessee Williams
  • Eugene O'Neill
  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • Caravaggio
  • Eugene Delacroix
  • Charles Dickens
  • Thomas Hardy
  • Victor Hugo

What links these artists, besides my taste for their work? Perhaps it is that all are -- to some extent -- difficult and challenging artists, whose work has been controversial, whose aims have outreached their grasps, who in different ways have been misunderstood, neglected, undervalued.

In my eyes, at least.