01 December, 2014

Brown Sauce

"There must be no more pictures covered in brown sauce."
Edvard Munch.

A work of art must carry in itself its complete significance and impose it upon the beholder even before he can identify the subject-matter. Henri Matisse.

My technique is unreliable... Jim Morgan.

We have our arts so we won't die of truth. Friedrich Nietzsche.

I can explain the picture to you, and you will understand the explanation, but you will not understand the picture. Pablo Picasso.

Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple. Woody Guthrie.

There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain. Georges Braque.

Genius is finding the invisible link between things. Vladimir Nabokov. 

Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. Oscar Wilde.

Anyone who says you can't see a thought simply doesn't know art. Wynetka Ann Reynolds.

Whoever wishes to devote himself to painting should begin by cutting out his own tongue. Henri Matisse.

Without...love, there can no longer be any dependable criteria of observation and therefore no longer any art. Henri Matisse.

Artwork above:
Self-Portrait (in distress), 1919 / Edvard Munch.
Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway.
Oil on canvas, 151 x 130 cm

No comments:

Abstract Expressionism, Art Criticism, Artists, Colorist Art, Drawing, History, Impressionism, Modern Art, Painting, Pastel, Post Impressionism