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Introspective Art Paintings

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Introspective Art Paintings

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Q: What are introspective art paintings? Can they explain what’s going on inside me?

Patchwork of introspective art paintings by Aurora Mazzoldi
Patchwork of introspective art paintings by Aurora Mazzoldi

We all know the word “art”; the word “introspective” comes from the Latin: “intro” = inside and “specere” = to look.

Introspective art means to focus attention inside, on our subconscious, and to bring light, to reveal it, to depict it in a painting.

The common desire to appear different from what we are makes us put on and show a mask (masking). We thus try to make others believe – and we believe ourselves – that we are better than our instincts. We therefore deny that we all act alike. We then adapt our behaviors to obscure our true nature. Often we don’t even realize we are playing hide and seek because everyone is playing at being different.

Life offers a range of possibilities. Every choice we make leads in a specific direction and, inside, we know what program we are following.

We play with others. An invisible spider’s web unites us all.

Telepathic messages run through it in all directions.

Our gaming partner has chosen – as we have – to live that same experience.

Paintings that show power games

Introspective art takes us into a theater and represents a “game” on its stage.

There, the characters of the paintings are the actors and the stage relates to the performing comedy or drama.

Our lives depend on how we use power, because we are the sole authors of our texts. We often forget this and then accuse co-actors of sabotaging our work.

In reality, we participate in increasingly tangling the threads that hold us in relationships of envy, possession, violence, and pettiness.

The game gets out of hand and we waste our lives in unnecessary skirmishes. We create an illusory world that brings us fear, insecurity and anxiety.

Inner research, which is the basis of introspective art, puts us in front of these situations, shows us the unreality, the shaky superficiality in which we live, and the obstinacy of bad habits that keep us in the ghetto.

Aurora Mazzoldi