“If you know what you’re doing, you’re doing dull stuff.”

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“If you know what you’re doing, you’re doing dull stuff.”

— Alex Katz, painter


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“Artists … leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach.”

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“Artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach.”

— Sol LeWitt, printmaker, photographer, painter, draftsman, conceptual art, minimalist art


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“The essential thing is to work in a state of mind that approaches prayer.”

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“The essential thing is to work in a state of mind that approaches prayer.”

— Henri Matisse, French, painter


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518F4NBxQ9LThe Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence (Chapel of the Rosary), often referred to as the Matisse Chapel or the Vence Chapel, is a small Catholic chapel located in the town of Vence on the French Riviera. It was dedicated to the Dominican Order. The church was built and decorated between 1949 and 1951 under a plan devised by Henri Matisse. It houses a number of Matisse originals and was regarded by Matisse himself as his “masterpiece”. While the simple white exterior has drawn mixed reviews from casual observers, some regard it as one of the great religious structures of the 20th century.

There are three sets of stained glass windows, upon which Matisse spent a great deal of time. All three sets make use of just three colors: an…

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“The act of painting is about one heart telling another heart where he found salvation.”

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“The act of painting is about one heart telling another heart where he found salvation.” —

— Francisco Goya, Spanish, painter


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“…the camera. I recognize it for the instrument it is, part Stradivarius, part scalpel.”

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“I myself have always stood in the awe of the camera. I recognize it for the instrument it is, part Stradivarius, part scalpel.”

Irving Penn, American, photographer, from September/October 2001, American Photo , Page: 43


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“It’s not when you press the shutter, but why you press the shutter.”

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“It’s not when you press the shutter, but why you press the shutter.”

– Mary Ellen Mark, photographer


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“For me, photography has become a way of attempting to make sense of the strange world that I see around me…”

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“For me, photography has become a way of attempting to make sense of the strange world that I see around me.

I don’t ever expect to achieve that understanding, but the fact that I am trying comforts me.”

– Mikhael Subotzky, South African, photographer


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