First published October, 2011.
Is It Art?
Wolf Kahn said, "Each painting has its own dignity, its own requirements." "But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old: 'It's clever, but is it Art?'" Rudyard Kipling. "The air one sees in the paintings of the masters is not the air one breathes." Edgar Degas.
"Why don't you bore a hole in yourself and let the sap run out?" Groucho Marx.
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." Arthur Schopenhauer.
Fauvist Forest, Casey Klahn
"To sum up, I work without a theory. I am conscious above all of the forces involved, and find myself driven forward by an idea that I can really only grasp bit by bit as it grows with the picture." Henri Matisse.
"Always do whatever's next." George Carlin.
"Information is cheap, meaning is expensive." George Dyson.
"I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way -- things I had no words for." Georgia O’Keeffe.
"A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to." Banksy.
"Each new situation requires a new architecture." Jean Nouvel.
Pierre Bonnard said, "There is also submission to the picture."
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