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Art quotes for strange people How not to be an artist

Art is for kangaroos

The undercurrent of art is a tension between latent energy and potential energy.

Rebel Without a Palette

The artist’s vessel is filled with not much, just drops of talent, and a touch.

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Words are precision-guided weapons; brush marks velvety vaguenesses. ‘You sound like you’re too far up your own class [sic] to realise you talk in velvety brush marks.’

Rebel Without a Palette

Rembrandt van Rijn instructed a hesitant student to pick up his brushes and begin. Rembrandt van Rijn was a Dutch painter & seventeenth-century plastic surgeon famous for botched facelifts, and who gave it all up to stare a lot (1606 – 1669).

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Just one ‘what if’ question is needed to get the creative ball rolling. ‘Like roulette then?’

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Through colour, we express our true colours. ‘The judge couldn’t have been clearer; we weren’t to express our true colours.’

Rebel Without a Palette

True artists always go on to reoffend even after being sentenced to life.

Rebel Without a Palette

True artists do by stealth and are by accident exposed.

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True artists would gladly suffer the illnesses of others if it would cure their creative block. ‘True artist at one o’clock, true artist at one o’clock.’

Rebel Without a Palette

True artists make art to confirm what they already know.

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True artists don’t grow old; they grow hungrier and ‘youngrier’.‘Yeah, when I was eighty, I never thought I would get to fifty-five.’

Rebel Without a Palette

By Rebel Without a Palette

Francis is an Australian born artist, illustrator and musician.