No matter what you do in your life and at work, you should always do the best and most beautiful things you can. Most will say that you do not have to be so meticulous or need to do as much as you do -just the minimum. Well, I think that any task you accomplish should be as aesthetic as possible; beauty cannot hurt, but remember that doing something beautiful and simple is often difficult to achieve. Simplicity is difficult .....
MHD .59 or Maximin Lida, American, Born in Paris, France, attended the University of Art and Philosophy as well as the Technical College of Food and Management. He has obtained a license and two bachelor’s degrees. Artistically gifted, Maximin Lida spends most of his time working as an independent Artist in many fields, and creating Art during the past 30 years.
Maximin’s art shows creativity in various genres, versatility, open-mindedness, and flexibility of style. His art reflects aestheticism and creativity with a message or reflection inspiring understanding.
Highly knowledgeable in art, Maximin Lida is in perpetual “war” with artists who produce large amounts of nonsense solely for the purpose of profiting from today’s art marketplace. Today, Art in many ways has become a business allowing monetary gain without investment or regard for expression, true freedom or artistic creativity. Art can be learned in many ways, however, a true gift and knowledge of art and it’s history should be mandatory requirements for the serious artist.
“There have always been two kinds of painters: those who went past the line, and those who knew how, respectfully and with patience, to go up just to the limit. The first, because of their impatience, were labeled passionate geniuses. The second, because of their humble patience, have been labeled cold and merely artisans.”
- SD / OUI - P. 9 / Reflections 2 - 1927 - 1933
Always creativity oriented, Lida promotes and develops concepts, philosophies, oil paintings, hand painted glassware, Japanese panels, furniture, clocks, architectural design, and so on.
In the past few years, I have seen a dramatic change in lifestyle and principles. Learning, studying, writing, reading, have become a non-necessity of life, while quality and creativity have become a luxury.
Throughout history the World has been fighting, experiencing at least two genocides in the past 50 years and, still today, we are at war. I wish that we could love each other regardless of color, religion, sexual behavior, political ideology, in order to create an honest world based on what we really need instead of spending time committing stupidity.
Life has become much more stressful due to the pressure of media in general and the modernism of society. In many ways, technology did not benefit humans by giving us the beautiful but misused tool of computers, the potential of which has been denigrated. People today are more interested about their car, watch, iPod, or cell phone rather than being in close relation with nature, other human beings, or culture in general. I could keep on writing about what should be important to us, but it would be in vain. Corruption, crime, injustice, incorrect values and principles have increased year after year to such extent that it will take a miracle to go back and realize what we have done and really start caring about what is important to us. We keep forgetting...and a sad example of our bad memory that comes to my mind is the case of the WM3 who, after 13 years, are still behind bars for a crime they did not commit. Flaws like this happen every day due to misunderstanding, intolerance, judgmental minds, lack of respect but, basically, due to lack of love between us. And love leads to beautiful ideas and thoughts.
We live in a fast world where mediocrity has replaced quality and longevity in design, health and lifestyle in general, giving way to profitability which is now a priority. YOU JUST HAVE TO LOOK AROUND WHERE YOU LIVE TO SEE: Made in China, Taiwan, India, and so on...What’s wrong with this country and its people? More and more we are consuming things made in other places. That is what I see. So, I hope my point of view will have some positive impact because, at the end, the most important thing is to cheer and love,
FEW WORDS OF HAPPY LIFE:
Believe in people who love each other regardless of their color or religion. Study and learn more to understand and appreciate the world around us. Always do the best to all possibilities.
For MHD . 59 - July 2004 Philadelphia