I must paint what was in my Soul (Alexej von Jawlensky Quote)

Head of a woman “Medusa”, Light and Shadow, 1923 – Permission: Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon (Source)

I knew that I must paint not what I saw, but only what was in me, in my soul. (Alexej von Jawlensky – © azquotes.com)


I am Volker Schunck and live in Dresden, Germany. First I was an industrial clerk, then I studied theology. Through my engagement with Zen, I became aware of the Christian mysticism. Meanwhile, I go my own way. For me, faith is not a world-view but a being. It is important to me, not to live lost in thought but aware and intensely. For me, this also includes careful handling of other people. The NVC (Nonviolent Communication), which I learned during my training as a mediator, helps me with this.

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