Croatian Painter Peter Weisz

By: Azad Karimi

I believe that Art connect people, regardless their origin - and the diversity of tradition, culture enrich the humanity. The basic purpose of Art is to be human, tolerant...and also to criticize what is wrong in some societies.

 

Interview

Croatian Painter Peter Weisz

By Azad Karimi

Imagine a Croatian teenager going from Zagreb to Paris to study painting there because he is curious, creative and wants to express himself and describe his heart secrets by painting.

It was 1960. Croatia was a state in the Yugoslavia Republic, and in those years General Tito had distanced himself from the Soviet Union and sought to form a non-aligned movement.

So, I think the teenager Peter did not have much trouble going to France. Because France was a member of NATO in Western Europe and NATO was created in opposition to the Soviet Union and its allies.

The young Croat aspires to become a painter and is accepted in a country where Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Simone de Beauvoir, Andre Malraux, Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut lived.

 Peter Weisz lived in Paris at the time. I wish I was there at the time. I think

I would certainly meet with Catherine Deneuve, Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour and Dalida and ask them the questions of this interview!

He is blessing because he has a lot of experience and is very useful in training young painters.

I wish Peter Weisz happiness and long life.

Thank you!

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1- Please present yourself (Name, education, Civil status and...)

 .  Peter Weisz, Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts-Paris in 1960s.

I went high school and I was one year of Law College and one year passed Art History in Zagreb - Croatia. Now I am 77 years old and I paint still and have exhibition Active.

 

2- What is your artistic specialize?

. Paintings, mostly oil or mix media on canvas

 

3- When and how did you become interested in this field of art?

. In my early years I talked with my mother, and reading about different artists

 

4- Who was your motivator?

. Curiosity, creativity, for express myself!

 

5- What was your parent’s reaction?

. My father was not happy about my decision to study Art, but my mother supported me.

 

6- When started you such as a professional artist-painter?

. Immediately after high school. Even, my first exhibition was organized in my high school time when I was 17 years old.

 

7- Are you thankful and happy because of your activities as an artist?

. Yes, I am happy about my decision to be artist.

 

8- How you see the view for art, painting and future of culture?

. I believe that Art connect people, regardless their origin - and the diversity of tradition, culture enrich the humanity. The basic purpose of Art is to be human, tolerant...and also to criticize what is wrong in some societies.

 

9- Can you become one part of the artistic-cultural movement for motivation in youth or new generation in your country and so than?

. Every generation has his movement....but important is to be open minded to new ones and to respect the former ones.

 

10- How can you help our world become a better place to live?

. If you look for what are the Nations known...it is wars, science and culture...Culture is the glue for better understanding between different nations...because their message is positive.

 

  1. Have you more word to say or suggestion for our readers?

 .No! Thank you for your interview.

Best regards