Michel Carmantrand, 2022.

Michel Carmantrand The Inherents, started early February 2022, mainly with oil or acrylic paint, on wooden painting board 60x40x3cm (23.6x15.7x1.2"). By dint of criticizing my paintings just as much as those of others, i have come to this, neither beautiful nor unsightly, which is neither a simple painting nor a reduced painting nor a figurative painting nor an abstract one, programmatically, empirically or dogmatically and which ensues only from leaving aside what seems to me unnecessary (today).
The Inherents, started early February 2022, mainly with oil or acrylic paint, on wooden painting board 60x40x3cm (23.6x15.7x1.2"). By dint of criticizing my paintings just as much as those of others, i have come to this, neither beautiful nor unsightly, which is neither a simple painting nor a reduced painting nor a figurative painting nor an abstract one, programmatically, empirically or dogmatically and which ensues only from leaving aside what seems to me unnecessary (today).













Michel Carmantrand The Inherents, or maybe The Ignherents, started early February 2022, mainly with oil or acrylic paint, on wooden painting board 60x40x3cm (23.6x15.7x1.2"). By dint of criticizing my paintings just as much as those of others, i have come to this, neither beautiful nor unsightly, which is neither a simple painting nor a reduced painting nor a figurative painting nor an abstract one, programmatically, empirically or dogmatically and which ensues only from leaving aside what seems to me unnecessary (today).



















Two Inherents, with oil sticks and acrylic paint on wooden painting board, 60x40x3cm (23.6x15.7x1.2").
Quote of the day: first and last sentences of the second subparagraph from paragraph 32 in "Analytics of the sublime" out of "Critique of Judgment" by Immanuel Kant (i did my best for the translation, with the help of two translators and a dictionary).
1. To say: "This flower is beautiful" means just as well that it pretends to everyone's satisfaction.
- "Sagen: diese Blume ist schön, heißt ebensoviel, als ihren eigenen Anspruch auf jedermanns Wohlgefallen ihr nur nachsagen."
2. For the judgment of taste consists precisely in the fact that it names a thing as beautiful only according to the property according to which it is regulated by our way of apprehend it.
- "Denn darin besteht eben das Geschmacksurteil, daß es eine Sache nur nach derjenigen Beschaffenheit schön nennt, in welcher sie sich nach unserer Art sie aufzunehmen richtet."
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But, ok, ok, maybe there are more relevant topics today, since now, in addition to the Covid we have to find a way to get rid of the PutTIn (Putin-The-Insane) ...








Two paintings out of The Inherents with a group photo in addition. All of them mainly with oil or acrylic paint, on wooden painting board (and here, for the right one on the wall, with powdered pigment applied by hand and fixed under a thin layer of acrylic medium), 60x40x3cm (23.6x15.7x1.2"). Now, on the interactive interest of articulated comments for artists. (Because a like is only a signal signaling that you are signaling.) The articulate comment can prove to be very useful for the subsequent development of the work of the artist who receives it. Reciprocally, the fact of having articulated a few words concerning the work of another artist can turn out to be very constructive concerning the evolution of the work of the sender, allowing to articulate himself or herself by boomerang effect. Naturally, the articulated commentary is a statement that always includes an element of criticism. This is its intrinsic interest. Relying on one's own strength in an autarkic way is an illusion paid for dearly. For sure it can cause one side or the other or both small narcissistic injuries sometimes, which may lead some to become shy and to stop leaving comments, or to only write glowing comments which, while pleasant, are just as insignificant as likes. But one have to overcome these small inconveniences to access the benefits.







Two ones out of The Inherents, with oil (right piece) and acrylic paint on wooden painting board 60x40x3cm (23.6x15.7x1.2"). I'm a little annoyed by the fact that the meeting of these two paintings produces an "beauty effect" which is not sought by the current works, but hey, i'm too lazy to redo other pics on the basis of a less pleasant association, and as an unwelcome tendonitis is making the use of my left arm quite problematic, i accept it as it is, temporarily. And now, it seems that a certain range of artists are very concerned about yellow and blue these days. I was told that it was a sort of political stance in favor of a threatened country. This would tend to establish that a certain number of artists still do not hesitate today to make symbolist use of the colors of a national flag. In any case, it testifies to a genuine commitment to blue and yellow.