El Cerrito, CA
Suzanne Fellerman Cerny (ne Giuriati)
For these are the times that try men's souls.
“Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resigns his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays
Art becomes a way of life and all morality, social stuff and technical stuff become vehicles for understanding of my existence and why I paint. History of art has many phases of why people attempted to create visual imagery, which included symbols for language and proportioning of natural forms.
I would like to spend a few months studying classical painting in Italy. I spent a month on each of my two visits, each time making some scratches on paper one could consider sketches or feelings of what I saw. In 1999 I traveled in notherrn and central Italy by train and stayed in youth hostels. In 2011 I stayed in the regions of Ravenna and Emilia Romagno. Everything about Italy is very interesting to me, partly because it's new to me, and partly because Italy is my birthright on my father's side. I am currently studying the language, and watching Italian films at the UCB.
Updated June 27, 2015