A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.
A photograph is not only an image (as a painting is an image), an interpretation of the real; it is also a trace, something directly stencilled off the real, like a footprint or a death mask.
A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.
Abstract art: a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
All art deals with the absurd and aims at the simple. Good art speaks truth, indeed is truth, perhaps the only truth.
All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
All art is immortal.
The Critic as Artist.
All art is quite useless.
The Picture of Dorian Gray.
All bad art is the result of good intentions.
An art can only be learned in the workshop of those who are winning their bread by it.
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
Charles Horton Cooley
An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks would be a good idea to give them.
|"An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A
professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint."
~ A quote by Ben Shahn.
American artist 1898 - 1969
My wife has assured me that I will always be an amateur. :)