Wednesday, January 22, 2014
THE ART OF THE QUOTE
From time to time I come across some wonderful quotes about art and artists that I like to share. A number of the ones I've posted here today are real gems. I hope you enjoy them.
"To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's sin."
"A man who works with his hands is a laborer, a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman, but a man who works with his hands, his brain, and his heart is an artist."
"Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art."
---Leonardo da Vinci
"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun."
"The artist brings something into the world that didn't exist before, and he does it without destroying something else."
"I can look at a fine art photograph and sometimes I can hear music."
"Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated."
"What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things...it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating it's exterior surface."
"My inspiration is ART...because without ART we would just be stuck with reality."
---Daniel R Lynch
"Art is literacy of the heart."
"I am an artist...I am here to live out loud."