The Poetics of resistance
“Art begins with resistance – at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labour”
“…where the moon shudders before the linen screen.”
Everywhere in Tomescu’s studio are signs of resistance… some of it on the floor. This resistance isn’t driven by the kind of muscular flex that some painters seek to swell their paintings with, rather Tomescu’s resistance dovetails with Gide’s policy that without great labour the membrane surrounding creativity will not be broken.