These are short excerpts on art of the modern mystic Osho, who continuously inspires Giollo:
"There are two types of
creators in the world:
one type of creator works with objects
- a poet, a painter, they work with objects, they create things;
the other type of creator, the mystic, creates himself, he works with the
he works on himself, his own being.
And he is the real creator, the real poet, because he makes himself into a
"Art can be divided into
two parts. Ninety-nine percent of art is subjective art. Only one percent is
objective art. The ninety-nine percent subjective art has no relationship with
meditation. Only one percent objective art is based on meditation.
The subjective art means you are pouring your subjectivity onto the
canvas, your dreams, your imaginations, your fantasies. It is a projection of
your psychology. The same happens in poetry, in music, in all dimensions of
creativity - you are not concerned with the person who is going to see your
painting, not concerned what will happen to him when he looks at it; that is
not your concern at all. Your art is simply a kind of vomiting. It will help
you, just the way vomiting helps. It takes the nausea away, it makes you
cleaner, makes you feel healthier.
But you have not considered what is going to
happen to the person who is going to see your vomit. He will become nauseous.
He may start feeling sick.
Look at the paintings of Picasso. He is a
great painter, but just a subjective artist. Looking at his paintings, you will
start feeling sick, dizzy, something going berserk in your mind. You cannot go
on looking at Picasso's painting for long. You would like to get away, because
the painting has not come from a silent being. It has come from a chaos. It is
a byproduct of a nightmare. But ninety-nine percent of art belongs to that
Objective art is just the opposite. The man has nothing to
throw out, he is utterly empty, absolutely clean. Out of this silence, out of
this emptiness arises love, compassion. And out of this silence arises a
possibility for creativity. This silence, this love, this compassion - these
are the qualities of meditation.
Meditation brings you to your very
center. And your center is not only your center, it is the center of the whole
existence. Only on the periphery we are different. As we start moving toward
the center, we are one. We are part of eternity, a tremendously luminous
experience of ecstasy that is beyond words. Something that you can be... but
very difficult to express it. But a great desire arises in you to share it,
because all other people around you are groping for exactly such experiences.
And you have it, you know the path.
And these people are searching everywhere except within themselves -
where it is! You would like to shout in their ears. You would like to shake
them and tell them, "Open your eyes! Where are you going? Wherever you go,
you go away from yourself. Come back home, and come as deep into yourself as