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La Sfida della Semplicita’

Tonight Giulia and I were admiring and discussing what I think is the nearly completed first great painting forged in the new studio.  I said to her:

It’s the unexpected simplicity in this painting that I like so much—it’s the most from the least—made of simple improvisations I could have never planned.  That’s the trick and the difficulty, finding the simplicity while maintaining a sense of spontaneity.

Low and behold, reading tonight’s news on the web, I stumble upon something Steve Jobs said in an interview from 1998:

That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

D’accordo!

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