Inside rigid boundaries 2

30 x 25 cm


‘At that moment I did not realize that this collapse would become the beginnings of my involvement in what I would later on call Meta-art.

Still spending her days mainly in bed and on the couch, from a certain moment I noticed there was a slight but meaningful change taking place: every once in a while Marianne dragged herself to her easel, to work on a painting that she started when the depression must have already been seriously lurking from a darkened part of her mind. This fact in itself, that she dragged herself, totally exhausted, to her easel to paint a little, was already pretty astounding. What made it bizarre was the fact that the painting she worked on did in no way whatsoever think of a mind that had hit the absolute low of its vitality. On the contrary, this painting radiated colourful lust for life, was energetically certain of its strong shapes and playfully against the grain…

Mozart, I thought. The clarinet concerto in A. Written while strangling worries were closing in on him from all sides. And still there was not a single dark note to be found in it. Two months later came death.’

From the chapter 1993: wonder year 1,

from the book Meta-art

by Mick van Schooneveld

The Meta-paintings of Marianne Schuit?Meta-paintings.html