“Ease is the enemy of the artist. When things get too easy, you’re in trouble.”

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“Ease is the enemy of the artist. When things get too easy, you’re in trouble.”

Chuck Close, painter


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“…our whole being… yearns for art and the beauty from which art comes.”

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“Beneath our loquacious chatter, there is a silent language of our whole being which yearns for art and the beauty from which art comes.”

— Rollo May, psychologist, author My Quest for Beauty


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“The great artist is the simplifier.”

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“The great artist is the simplifier.”

Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch, painter


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“You can’t have any successes unless you can accept failure.”

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“You can’t have any successes unless you can accept failure.”

George Cukor, director


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“Painters have a great distrust of those who write about pictures.”

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“Painters have a great distrust of those who write about pictures.”

Henry James, writer, American, British citizen


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“The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.”

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“The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.”

— Wassily Kandinsky, Russian, painter


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