This week when reading the current issue of Fine Art Connoisseur I was struck by this quote and thought you may also like to know about it. It says...
"Art should be independant of all clap-trap -- should stand alone, and appeal to the arstistic sense of eye and ear, without confounding this with emotions entirely foreign to it, as devotion, pity, love, patriotism, and the like." ~James Abbott McNeill Whistler
And here are a few more quotes I have come across this week.
"Since an artist appeals to the intelligence and the emotions, his work can only give real pleasure to those in whom it arouses a consciousness of beauty similar to his own perception." ~Rex Vicat Cole
"The way to understand painting is to go and look at it." ~Pierre-Auguste Renoir
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better place than we found it, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.” ~Walt Whitman
Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you on Monday.