海地慈善義賣畫展

自問很欣賞水彩和油畫,但又沒甚麼研究水平。每月都會帶女兒到大小博物館,欣賞著名作品以陶冶性情,但就沒有本錢去逛畫廊狩獵收藏品。偶然得知市內有慈善畫展的話,我一定到場支持,希望趁機以特惠價買些心怡作品。

上個週末,當代藝術聯網 (Contemporary Art Network) 聯合一眾畫家及無國界醫生組織 (Doctors Without Borders) ,舉辦了一個慈善義賣畫展,為海地地震災民籌款。價值 US$500-$5,000 的畫,每幅一口價 $100,我當然不會放過機會。

可惜我遲到 20 分鐘,到場時三個展廳中,就只剩下半個廳的畫,我的選擇由本來的數百幅變為三十來幅。最吸引我注意的幾張偏偏又屬於悲悽,不宜放在有小孩的家。最後選擇了這一張,非常滿意。


(註:正面拍攝的話,會看見我的反射,唯有拍側面,呵呵!)

作畫的是來自南斯拉夫,現居美國康州的 Marija Pavlovich McCarthy。這張畫令我想起廿多年前我擁有的第一張油畫,很懷念那失去的畫、人和事……

每一張幅都有一個或多個故事,我很喜歡看這些故事。則使故事悲慘,也只是現實的反照。

“Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.” — Pablo Picasso
藝術是令人覺悟現實的謊言。

從故事中,我看到人的內心深處。

“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul” — George Bernard Shaw
鏡子使人看清臉容,藝術作品讓人透視心靈。

在這深處,我們既迷失又清醒。

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” — Thomas Merton
藝術使我們能夠同一時間發現自己而又失去自我。

這不是比現實更加現實嗎?


後記:關於我對海地地震的後感,見另一文章《海地地震後感》

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60 thoughts on “海地慈善義賣畫展”

    1. 我開始也是這樣想的,但是,我覺得又不對。
      我們不能因為懷疑捐款會被貪污而不捐款,這樣反而體現出了我們捐款的不誠意,捐不捐款是我們的事情,貪污與否又是另外一回事,前者體現了我們的愛心,而后者體現的是貪污者的黑心! 😉

      1. 话虽如此,但是我们捐的款都变成了贪官的豪宅,而真正需要帮助的人,无法得到帮助,我们的爱心无法传达,那还有什么意义呢

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    1. 我相信在這活動中,各人都是真心想幫的。
      做任何活動,慈善與否,最好還是要做到多嬴效果,才算成功。
      今次義賣,畫廊、畫家、買家各人捐獻的同時都有所得,不是有意義嗎?

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    Your comments 我相信在這活動中,各人都是真心想幫的。
    做任何活動,慈善與否,最好還是要做到多嬴效果,才算成功。
    今次義賣,畫廊、畫家、買家各人捐獻的同時都有所得,不是有意義嗎?
    Well said.
    However, it is a real concern that whether money we donated can reach those people in need quick enough? To that end, for disasters as Haiti’s many Rotarians donate our money to purchase Shelter Boxes. Please read:
    http://briarcliffrotaryclub.blogspot.com/2010/01/shelterbox.html

    1. I feel everyone should give to charities, especially during this tough time. The money donated also helps to stimulate the economy. The money can pass through various sectors of the economy, which would generate revenues for all businesses that receive the money.

    2. That’s definitely a concern. I heard the country transportation infrastructure was so bad that loads of aid got stuck at the airport. What a shame!
      Read the Rotary Club article, shelter boxes are great. Was that your idea?

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