Wednesday, November 05, 2008

As Fall brings us new art exhibits . . . . .

Here are some quotes that focus on art...

Why do people think artists are special? It's just another job.- Andy Warhol

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.- Henry Ward Beecher

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.
- Andy Warhol

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.- Scott Adams

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.- Pablo Picasso

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.- Leonardo da Vinci

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.- Edgar Degas

Take me! I am the hallucinogenic!- Salvador Dali

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.- Ansel Adams

A good sketch is better than a long speech.- Napolean Bonaparte

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.- Oscar Wilde

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.- Albert Einstein

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.- Claude Monet

Every good painter paints what he is.- Jackson Pollock

The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.- Vincent Van Gogh

I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot.- Steve Martin

5 comments:

Kathleen said...

Monet has always been my favorite

Halo said...

I'm a fan of Picasso :)

Gramma Ann said...

My two favorites: "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary." P.P

"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. L.dV.

But enjoyed them all. Thanks Patty for sharing those.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Verry nice quotes.
i like this one - Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.- Scott Adams

CINDY BUCKLEY said...

These are very interesting. I enjoyed reading them. I had an acquaintance who was a fantastic artist. He did some of the work for the National Cathedral, and also did that amazingly brilliant sculpture at the Vietnam Memorial. He died of a heart attack several years ago and I remember thinking what a tragic loss it was. An artist sees the world in the way no one else can. It can't be simply copied by someone else. And when that vision is gone it can't be replaced.

So I guess I lean more towards the "dipping into the soul" comment than Warhol's "It's just a job"!!