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10 quotes about artists

DOLE BLUDGER ALERT: Beneath the dizzy adornments of art lies a deep expression of an attitude towards life. Artists are outsiders, from the fringes of society they tiptoe over our collective prayers. You know you have reached the summit of a mountain when you are exhausted and have magnificent views of beauty. By the age […]

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Tips on contemplation in art.

Contemplation is the medium of art. Intervals of contemplation are as necessary as periods of challenging work. ‘Make that interval last, mate.’ Contemplation should accompany every creative act; art is not the sum of one’s observations, but a summary of one’s initial response; so, before painting a subject, run your caring scrutiny over it and […]

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Mindful quotes on art.

Art defies rational explanation; it obeys only intuition and love. ‘Not in my loving memory it doesn’t.’ Leonardo da Vinci said, ‘Dress your work with the diversity of Nature.’Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath who genuinely believed he was an earthling (1452 – 1519). In the presence of authentic artists, much talk of beauty […]

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The art of quotes step by step.

Art theory is like sex; it’s best to be in and out on the same day. Mastery is a bridge you cross when you come to it. ‘If you say so, master.’ Self-confidence once lost; is twice difficult to recover. ‘Sounds like they don’t know which end the noise should come out from!’ Artists are […]

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Online how not to draw and paint classes.

CONTRAST ALERT: Use contrast to create visual interest; contrast light/shade, warm/cool, bright/dull. Too much contrast is confusing, too little bland. Drawing is making marks represent something. The greatest freedom art endows is the freedom to be wrong. Art gives generalisations a good name. Complementary colours sit opposite one another in the traditional colour circle; when […]

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How to think about Art.

In life, one wrong decision can be a crucifixion; in art, one wrong decision can be a rectification. KNOWING YOU ARE ALIVE ALERT: Nurture your giving and imaginative phases and be heedful and responsive to your receiving and contemplative phases. Poor delusional fools those who wait at bus stops convinced inspiration is due any minute. […]

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The best original art quotes ever.

HOW TO TRAIN AN ARTIST ALERT: Train them to be as interested in art as dogs are in pee, and as nosey. The learned feel the agony of art; the not so learned feel its benign pleasure. The picture plane is an imaginary image plane coextensive with the flat two-dimensional painting surface. ‘Unlike the flat […]

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10 Art Quotes to inspire you

Great art is proof that only a true artist could have made it. Art distinguishes humankind from rats, you dirty human. Art is furnished by energy; great art is just energy spent wisely – it’s that complicated! Brushes hold firm their memories until the imperative for dreaming arrives and hope is pressed and granted release […]

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10 modern art quotes

The greatest bravery in art is not knowing what to paint and painting it. ‘Like having nothing to say and saying it.’ NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH ALERT: Watch out there’s an artist about. Never include your limitations on your curriculum vitae. ‘It’s the dysfunction artists include on them that should concern humanity.’  According to the ‘Swiss Cheese’ theory, artists get […]

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10 not very famous quotes about art

The purpose of art is to keep the positive energy of the universe flowing. ‘Purpose has never sounded so much like energy laundering!’ The role of an artist is to be an observer, their duty is to be open-minded, and their obligation is to feel and think, but in practice, it doesn’t necessarily go in […]

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13 beautiful quotes about art

COLOUR HARMONY ALERT: Colour harmony can be achieved in paintings in the following ways: (1) Painting on a coloured ground; (2) Limiting the number of colours on the palette; (3) Applying a final glaze. (4) Working over the whole painting surface at once. Art would be easy if it weren’t for those awful interfering artists. […]

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20 Quotes on art guaranteed to Inspire

I wouldn’t be surprised if brush marks suffer from agoraphobia. If it isn’t politically incorrect it isn’t art. The greatest things we learn are the things we can least explain. I’m so happy; I’ve just secured a 25-year interest-free loan to buy a tube of Cerulean Blue I saw in the corner shop window. Mediocre […]