Monday, May 15, 2006
AN ARTIST DOES'T KNOW ABOUT PRACTICALITIES ,
BUT ..... SHE IS LEARNING FAST !!
When Marialuisa was offered the chance of exhibiting some of her most recent painting , in a newly opened Art-gallery , just a few hundred yards from where she is living , she couldn't believe her luck !!
It was last year , before Christmas and everything looked promising : the venue , in a posh new tourist development ; the choice of other , well reputed , local artists to accompany ( and add variety to ) her 3 paintings ( shown above ) and the kindness of the curator , an artist herself .
Little Marialuisa knew , that , the Art-Gallery was only a " front " , a prestigious tool to help selling apartments at more expensive prices , and that , when the financial goals were achieved , would have turned into a hairdresser's shop !!!!!!!
So , only a week before Christmas , the exhibition , which was planned until January , was abruptly stopped ... and everybody went home ( even possible buyers ... )
This is the price an artist has to pay , for living in a nice , but " touristy " place .....