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Art quotes for strange people How not to be an artist

Contrast artists with normal humans

CONTRAST ALERT: Use contrast to create visual interest; contrast light/shade, warm/cool, bright/dull. Too much contrast is confusing, too little bland.

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Nationalism is on the rise because of artist types.

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Art flies when it goes over people’s heads.

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Art poses questions that need no answers.‘If there is an answer, I don’t want to know the flippin’ question…Duh!’

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The traditional colour circle is a circular chart of the primary, secondary, and tertiary colours. Delacroix kept a colour circle on his studio wall all his life. Eugène Delacroix was an extremely, extremely, extremely romantic French artist (1798 1863).

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GOING OVERBOARD ALERT: Two things successful artists have in common: (1) They have more than just a brush with paint. ‘I wish the loafers would show more compassion, people are really suffering here.’ (2) They make more art than everyone else has hot dinners. (3) They couldn’t care less what the public thinks.‘Way to go bro!’

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Artists are inverted mathematicians, they don’t work on problems, they create them.

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Nothing is easier than painting a thousand platitudes. ‘Have you tried painting a doddle?’

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Sometimes, ideas and impressions refuse to leave; they hang around and inhibit the birth of new ideas; sometimes, you just have to let go and move on. ‘God read “Squatting for Dummies” years ago.’

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By Rebel Without a Palette

Francis is an Australian born artist, illustrator and musician.