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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 abounds.

I long for the day poets outnumber lawyers by two to one. ‘Mate, I long for the day humans outnumber computer programmers, but I don’t go on about it.’

Do doctors treat the (creative flow) as a bacterium or as a virus? ‘Don’t be so unwell.’ Painters

Painters may be larrikins, but they have their brushes in the right place. ‘You’re a very positive mental health worker.’

Everything is junk until given meaning. ‘One correction hoarder, if it’s art, it’s junk.’

Paint not what you see, but what you want others to see. ‘So, if you only want people to see the canvas you don’t need to bother with paint?’

If you can see the horizon line, there are no obstacles. ‘Never let a horizon stop you from seeing the obstacles, hey!’

By Francis Rubbra

Francis Clark is an Australian born artist, illustrator and musician.