Friday, March 21, 2014
YOU CAN QUOTE ME ON THIS
A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.-- Oscar Wilde.
Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation it is a corpse. – Winston Churchill.
In art, the hand cannot execute anything higher than the heart can imagine. – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. – John F Kennedy.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. – Thomas Merton.
Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known to what is arcane and concealed. – Khalil Gibran.
Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. – Albert Camus.
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
– Dale Carnegie.
A true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. – Michelangelo.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
– Arthur Shopenhauer.
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those that cannot attain it in anything. – Gustave Flaubert.
Every good painter paints what he is. – Jackson Pollock.
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art. – Harry S Truman.
The arts are an even better barometer of what’s happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.
– Hendrik William van Loon.
Image above, "ODE TO HENDRIX", by Parker Kagan-Kaufman, 2011. Cardstock and computer enhanced designs, 8.5" x 11". Available on www.parkerkaufman.net.