10 January, 2012

Is It Art?


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."

This page, and other quotes pages, are available for free download here.


Linda Roth said...

Yes, it is. All of it. --For all of it comes from within and is an expression of self. It's the within that drives us for whatever our purpose. We pick up the brush, the crayon, the magic marker and make our mark from our soul.

Lovely woods. I paint the woods too. the barriers fascinate me and the clearing beyond offers a breath of fresh air.

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you for the thoughts, Linda. I always enjoy the things you say.

Eden Compton Studio said...

Love the colors in this painting Casey (and all the small ones in yesterday's post as well)! You're off to a great start for 2012!!

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Eden!

Dan Kent said...

Great quotes, as always - I always enjoy your quote pages. I love especially how they fit together, like a conversation.

The painting is beautiful - you are a master of color.

per braun said...

Casey, got to love that new mast head, font AND color!!


Casey Klahn said...

Per, nice to meet you, and thanks for the compliments.

Dan, I appreciate your comments. They do work as a dialogue, and did you know I have a page where you can download them for free?

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