24 March, 2011

What Degas Said

Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas weighed in on the artist's ambiguity.  The irony is that he is a consummate realist, and on the short list of historic master draftsmen.  Yet, here is the great man's admission that art is too big for him to define in simple terms.  

"I have spent all my life trying to figure out what art is all about.  If I knew, I should have done something about it long ago."  Degas.


Sharon said...

Very, very wise.

Celeste Bergin said...

What a beautiful Degas you painted!

It is hard to believe that Degas considered himself on a quest when it seemed he "arrived" long before he knew it. I guess that is what makes a great artist great...they never stop searching.

Casey Klahn said...

Greetings, Sharon - thank you for commenting here.

Hey, Celeste! Always going but never arriving, eh?

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