All these personalities are affected by the metaphor of The Art of Kintsugi and inspire them in their creations...
A coincidence? Probably not... In his song " Sandcastles, from his album Lemonade, which evokes her couple problems, Beyoncé Apologies for forgiveness. On the first images appears in the scenery A beautiful black Kintsugi bowl with golden scars. And the text is unequivocal... "If We're gonna heal, let it be glorious"...
On the occasion of the release of the "water form", the director Guillermo del Toro Told how much the art of Kintsugi The key: « There is a Japanese aesthetic and philosophy called the Kintsugi » , he said, " Where a broken ceramic is repaired with gold. I think the Kintsugi is the key to being yourself. You don't want to be repaired: you just want to know that there is gold in your wounds. »
It is no coincidence that the famous group Death Cab for Cutie Chose to call his album " Kintsugi » (Nominated for the Grammy Awards in 2016) After the departure of one of their founding members, "When Chris left the band, we perceived him as an opportunity, rather than a break." We have all reacted [to the idea of Kintsugi] because it is such a beautiful idea, which highlights the broken parts and embellishes them. » Said Gibbard. As a songwriter, I try to take all those hideous broken parts that are in me and make them elegant, and, in their own way, beautiful. »
The creators duo Viktor & Rolf Was inspired by the art of Kintsugi In its spring 2017 collection. "Find value in missing parts, faults and splinters." To highlight the scars that are born from the experiences of life. Recognize the beauty of imperfection as a positive reinforcement that ultimately transforms the original into something more beautiful and precious, and the imperfect in fine. »
Infusing the spirit of Kintsugi In its creation through its collaboration with Illy, Yoko Ono Talk aboutHope and Repair : The first 6 cups include fault lines, and the date of a painful event. The seventh remains blank: "This cup will never be broken as it will be under your protection" (this cup will never be broken as it will be under your protection).
On his Tumblr, And through an interview for Psychology Magazine In June 2017, Valérie Lemercier States how much the metaphor of Kintsugi Talk to him. This is a philosophy that takes into account the past of the object, its history and therefore the possible accidents that it may have known. It is not a question of concealing the repairs, but of putting them forward. »
After Black Desire, Serge Teyssot-Gay Explores the theme of Renaissance Through his trio Kintsugi, a meeting between France and Japan. "The breakage of a ceramic does not mean its end or scrapping, but a revival and the beginning of another cycle."
The famous Psychiatrist Christophe André Loves the spirit of the Kintsugi, which he transposes in his observations of the human psyche: I sometimes feel like I'm meeting some Kintsugi humans! Humans that life has dented, but who have managed to recover, and who have not kept bitterness or resentment. On the contrary, which have progressed, which have both rebuilt and enlarged, improved, enhanced... »
The bestselling writer Bernard Werber Dedicates a paragraph to the art of Kintsugi in his book from Beyond
Invited by Bernardaud, the famous porcelain house, to invent a new collection, the Turkish artist Sarkis is based on the technique of Kintsugi. « I am fascinated by this Japanese technique called "Kintsugi » Of the 16th century. I worked as a calligrapher in a very concentrated way and the pieces came out of a single jet, Like a overpower. »
The French rappers VSO are also inspired by the Kintsugi : This is how they christened their new album, released on June 29, 2018. and their cover reminds him directly... "[The Kintsugi ], it's kind of our way of looking at things, we had a hectic year on a personal level and we liked the symbol. The title where we're going?, with Argentine singer La Yegros, sums up this evolution well. "
If the subject of the Kintsugi attracts you and intrigues you, we invite you to consult Céline Santini 's book, entitled "Kintsugi, The Art of Resilience" to the Editions First.
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Kintsugi _ Wie Uns Bruchstellen Im Leben Stark machen – Der Japanische Weg Zur Resilience