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A Few Nice Art Quotes

  Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. -Henry Ward Beecher   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   Every child is an […]

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Stillness in the Midst of Chaos

I feel that art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in the midst of chaos. A stillness which characterizes prayer, too, and the eye of the storm. I think that art has something to do with an arrest of attention in the midst of distraction. Saul Bellow (1915 – 2005)

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Learn the Form But Seek the Formless

Kung Fu, hard work over time to accomplish skill A painter can have Kung Fu Or the butcher Who cuts meat every day with such a skill His knife never touches bone Learn the form But seek the formless Hear the soundless Learn it all then forget it all Learn the way Then find your […]

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Art is a Step From…

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed. Kahlil Gibran

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(Painting by Gabrielle Marlow) The role of the artist I now understood as that of revealing through the world-surfaces the implicit forms of the soul, and the great agent to assist the artist was the myth. It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Myths are the world’s […]

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“Poetry fettered fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed, or flourish, in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish!” William Blake, from Jerusalem (written 1880-1820)

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I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me. (William Blake)

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My hand is entirely the instrument of a more distant sphere (Paul Klee)

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Under this fine rain I breathe in the innocence of the world. I feel coloured by the nuances of infinity. At this moment I am one with my picture. We are an iridescent chaos… (Paul Cezanne)

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