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Making sketches is like planting seeds to grow paintings

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Making sketches is like planting seeds to grow paintings. Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Willem van Gogh, born on 30 March 1853 in Groot-Zundert, the Netherlands, and died on 29 July 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, was a Dutch painter and draughtsman. His work full of naturalism, inspired by Impressionism and Pointillism, heralds Fauvism and Expressionism.

Every work, every large-scale work begins with the seeds that we plant in our brain, with small works, however modest they may be. An artist, a craftsman, a worker, an employer, in short everyone, has the capacity to become a master of his art by working on sketches that will form the pieces of a puzzle forming the masterpiece of a lifetime. A remarkable result cannot be improvised; it is the fruit of constant and long-term work punctuated by mediation, contemplation and other reflections. The metaphor of the seed and the plant is interesting because the human brain functions in much the same way: if we plant an idea in it, we will reap actions that will end up becoming our contribution on this earth. Every company prepares itself thoroughly, long in advance. There is virtually no room for chance. We have to train day after day to be ready at the right moment to accomplish the most beautiful projects, those that will remain in posterity and will be the mark of who we are deep down inside.

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