11 March, 2012

Clout Cloud

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” Leonardo da Vinci.

I am becoming freer. I think you can do miracles with what you have if you accept it.” Willem de Kooning.

"The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn." Marcus Tullius Cicero.

“New faces have more authority than accustomed ones.” Euripides.

“I don’t want to be new anymore.” Willem de Kooning.

There is no such thing as art...There are only artists who are favoured with a gift of balancing shapes and colours until they get it right. And, rarer still, who possess the integrity of character which never rests content with half solutions, but is ready to forgo all easy effects, all superficial success for the toil and agony of sincere work.” E. H. Gombrich.

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.” Janis Joplin.

“When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.” Cezanne.

“Do it for the love of it. Fight over a prize so tawdry you'd throw out if it didn't have your name on it.” Gregory Sullivan.

“Drawing is the honest of the art. There is no possibilty of cheating. It is either good or bad.” Salvatore Dali.

“I learn as much from painters about how to write as from writers.” Ernest Hemingway.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.” Leonardo da Vinci.

“The great artist is the simplifier.” Vincent Van Gogh.


Debora L Stewart said...

Love all these quotes Casey. Thank you for posting.

Johnnny said...

hi casey: i always love when you put these collections of quotations together with some of your art. an authority on art should be called an arthority. thanks, johnnny

Casey Klahn said...

Happy that you read here, Debora!

Hi, Johnnny! Artists are people lent a lot of authority by society. Anyone can call himself an artist, though.

Casey Klahn said...

I just counted eleven collections of quotes like this that I have posted over the years. I have them in clean, printable files (I think) and will post them all under the page tab "essays."

Linda Packard said...

Great thoughts as I head to my studio. Thanks, Casey.

Casey Klahn said...

I'm going to post these ASAP to the essays page, Linda. I want artists to feel free to post them around your studio, as I have done.

Anonymous said...

Love all the quotes. Just noticed your 'one sheet'....what a great idea!...although I had to giggle as we have an add on the TV for a brand of paper towels and the guy keeps saying 'one sheet does plenty'....can't get it out of my head! I think your 'one sheet' SAYS plenty! Looks like we both reached fifty around the same time, Casey!

Casey Klahn said...

Then we must be soul siblings, Maggie! My humble resume is what it is, but I keep adding to it, which is all I can ask for.

SamArtDog said...

This is an excellent collection of pith. Full of spunk and revolution.

Casey Klahn said...

Sam: Picasso said, "Art is dangerous."

SamArtDog said...

So was Pablo.

Casey Klahn said...

Oooooh your first de Kooning quote is awesome!
Love your work too.
Loriann Signori

Jala Pfaff said...

Had to come over when I saw that yummy red in the thumbnail. Love these abstracts.

Casey Klahn said...

Sam, Loriann, and Jala: thank you!

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