gRAPHICaNATOMY

Further art discussions and notifications for the artwork of Sam Thorp

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

 
• To produce beauty the artist must be in love with beauty
• “All pictures that are painted with sense and thought are painted by madmen. For the greater the fool is the pencil more blessed and when they are drunk they always paint best.” ~William Blake
• Art is not to be regarded seriously as attaining truth; and he who listens should be on his guard against her seductions” ~Plato
• Give the eye a little time to overcome the panic, to calm down until the had dares to trust it
• Distortion is not a license of the painter but an aesthetic requisite of from
• Conflict between instinctive drives and formulative energies is the key problem of creative process.
• Great works of art are complex and various in their appeal.
• There is not one type of art to which all types of men should conform
• Each culture has their own kind of art.
• Every stroke of my brush is the overflow of my innermost heart.
• A painter is not admirable unless he is universal
• Art should be the basis of education // Art is representation science is explanation of the same reality // Art is present in everything we make to please our physical organs of perception
• When we ask “What is art?” we are really asking what is the quality or particularity in a work of art that appeals to us
• Form cannot be perceived except as color
• Art is an attempt to revert from the disintegration induced by civilization to organic modes of feeling. What has always been forbidden is the truth.
• Art is what you can get away with.
• I am one thing, my art is another
• Art is a mere imitation of an appearance of reality an artist will never even be able to imitate well, because his knowledge of it. However diverting, art cannot be a serious occupation. ~ Plato
• A child’s mind is graphically expressed
• El Greco painted the human flame, the astral body
• Art is a beautiful thing, if one does not have to make a living at it.
• Culture is a real need for art

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