"The artist needs to create a spark earlier than he could make a fire." --Auguste Rodin, French sculptor
Who larger to discuss the inventive approach than the best artists in background? From Georgia O'Keeffe and Ralph Waldo Emerson to Pablo Picasso and Isak Dinesen, Words of Art is a party of the craft and the artists who've replaced the way in which we see the world--and motivated how we create.
You cannot ask Michelangelo how he felt whilst he first took a step again to examine the statue of David, or what Leonardo da Vinci felt while he all started portray the Mona Lisa, yet you could learn their phrases and picture for a second how those beautiful works got here to be.
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Le Corbusier, French architect I don’t consider shape as a type of structure. The structure is the results of the forming. it's the kinesthetic and visible feel of place and wholeness that places the article into the world of paintings. Roy Lichtenstein, American artist although I construct constructions and that i pursue my structure, I pursue it as an artist. I intentionally hold a tiny studio. I don’t are looking to be an architectural enterprise. i would like to stay an artist. Maya Lin, American architect and artist If a development turns into structure, then it really is artwork. Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect A constitution turns into architectural, and never sculptural, while its components now not have their justification in nature. Guillaume Apollinaire, French author I attempt for an structure from which not anything could be taken away. Helmut Jahn, German-American architect An architect may still dwell as little in towns as a painter. ship him to our hills, and permit him examine there what nature is familiar with via a buttress, and what through a dome. John Ruskin, English artwork critic If I needed to say which was once telling the reality approximately society, a speech through a Minister of Housing or the particular constructions submit in his time, I may still think the constructions. Kenneth Clark, English paintings critic All architects are looking to stay past their deaths. Philip Johnson, American architect structure, of the entire arts, is the person who acts such a lot slowly however the so much without doubt at the soul. Ernest Dimnet, French author structure may still communicate of its time and position, yet yearn for timelessness. Frank Gehry, Canadian-American architect portray is the grandchild of nature. it really is regarding God. Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter portray is silent poetry, and poetry is portray that speaks. Simonides, historic Greek poet There are painters who rework the solar to a yellow spot, yet there are others who, with the aid of their paintings and their intelligence, remodel a yellow spot into the sunlight. Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist portray: The paintings of defending flat surfaces from the elements and exposing them to the critic. Ambrose Bierce, American author each time I paint a portrait I lose a pal. John Singer Sargent, American painter A portray in a museum hears extra ridiculous critiques than the rest on this planet. Edmond de Goncourt, French author I event a interval of scary readability in these moments whilst nature is so attractive. i'm not yes of myself, and the work seem as in a dream. Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter portray is simply differently of preserving a diary. Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist a great painter is to color major issues, males and the operating of man’s brain. Leonardo da Vinci, Italian artist there are numerous issues one thinks approximately in a portray. frequently, it’s the right way to deal with your preferred medium and the way to top display the sunshine in a 3-dimensional shape on a two-dimensional floor. Janice Tanton, Canadian artist portray is the nail to which I fasten my principles. Georges Braque, French painter and sculptor I’ve been doing loads of summary portray in recent years, tremendous summary.