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Some of my favorite quotes on Art

“…because I like to work from nature – although I do use a photograph – because I think that any detail from nature has a logic I would like to see in abstraction as well. On the other hand, painting from nature or painting still-lifes is a sort of diversion; creates balance. If I were to express it somewhat informally, I would say that the landscapes are a type of yearning, a yearning for a whole and simple life.”—Gerhard Richter Interview with Dorothea Dietrich 1985

“this slightly defocused and quite rich and densely interconnected thing… “—Brian Eno

“Art stands on the shoulders of craft”
— Ann patchett
“Jack White is how I’d like to act. You can tell he isn’t faking it and that the band really don’t know what they’re going to play next. It’s abandon. He just lets himself go. Abandon plus skill plus technique. That’s a great cocktail.”— Rachel Weisz
“are the shadow values luminous and not overly heavy?”
— ansel adams
“Paint should not be applied thick. It should be like a breath on the surface of a pane of glass.”
— James Abbot McNeill Whistler
history of human marks: from the most archaeologically primordial of scratches and incisions to the development of the rhythmic dexterities which would generate calligraphy, and then before they could be attached to meaning, would break up into the disrupted and disrupting raw matter of scribble, doodle, and scrawl”
— Simon Scharma on Cy Twombly
noticing is being a tourist in your own life
— frank chimero
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.
— Anne Lamont