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

Art of Quotation

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

— Wassily Kandinsky, Russian, painter


View original post

“… infuse into your works what you learn from the contemplation of the works of others.”

Art of Quotation

“I can recommend nothing better… than that you endeavor to infuse into your works what you learn from the contemplation of the works of others.”

— Joshua Reynolds, English, painter


More

This imposing self-portrait exudes an air of confidence and authority which owed much to Joshua Reynolds’ position as President of the Royal Academy. Although there were no official Royal Academy robes Reynolds chooses to depict himself in the academic dress of a Doctor of Civil Law, an honorary degree conferred upon him by the University of Oxford in 1773.

Reynolds pays tribute to two artistic heroes in this work. Michelangelo, a constant source of inspiration, is present in the form of a bust by Daniele da Volterra, a cast of which Reynolds owned. His homage to Rembrandt is equally evident in the broadly conceived composition and the use of light to unify it. source

View original post

“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.”

Art of Quotation

“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.”

Robert Hughes, Australian,  art critic, writer, documentary producer


View original post

“The harder you work, the luckier you get.”

Art of Quotation

image

“The harder you work, the luckier you get.”

– Ansel Adams, photographer


View original post

“Exposure is only the final act of making the image as a photograph.”

Art of Quotation

“Exposure is only the final act of making the image as a photograph.”

— Thomas Struth, German, photographer


View original post

“… there’s no pot of gold waiting. It’s really just knowing that I lived my life as an artist and that I did it on my own terms.”

Art of Quotation

“The ups and downs make you who you are. There’s no end game here, there’s no pot of gold waiting. It’s really just knowing that I lived my life as an artist and that I did it on my own terms. And I get to keep the lights on for another day.”

— Peter Fiore, painter


View original post

“To simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that…”

Art of Quotation

love-poem-1962

“To simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”

—Hans Hofmann, painter, German


View original post