Georgia O’keeffe ~ The Unknown
“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing--and keeping the unknown always beyond you.”
― Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887–1986)
Jack in the Pulpit №V.
Paul Delvaux ~ The Skeleton
“…Through the skeleton, I represent a different kind of being in a kind of medieval mystery play which is perhaps profane, but never profanatory – the idea of sacrilege never entered my mind – it was put there by others…”
Paul Delvaux ~ A Surreal Reality
I have always wanted my colours to sing.
Alberto Giacometti ~ Looking At Art
"When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it."
Giacometti ~ Life Magazine
Paul Gauguin ~ Inner Power Of Color
"Color which, like music, is a matter of vibrations, reaches what is most general and therefore most indefinable in nature: its inner power.”
― Paul Gauguin
A Seashore (Martinique), 1887
Pissarro ~ The Wish Of An Artist
"Painting, art in general, enchants me. It is my life. What else matters? When you put all your soul into a work, all that is noble in you, you cannot fail to find a kindred soul who understands you, and you do not need a host of such spirits. Is not that all an artist should wish for?"
Camille Pissarro (1831 - 1903)
The Garden in Pontoise, 1877
Vincent Van Gogh ~ Paintings Are Everywhere
"What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then — even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart. That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion. Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.”
― Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh, 1866
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
Trees in the Asylum Garden, 1889.
Henri Matisse ~ We Belong To Our Time
“...for whether we want to or not, we belong to our time and we share in its opinions, its feelings, even its delusions.”
― Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse at work on his Cut-Outs at his home in Nice, 1953
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Henri Matisse, The Reader, Marguerite Matisse
Pierre Auguste Renoir ~ Beauty And Art
"To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.”
Camille Monet and her son Jean in the Garden at Argenteuil, 1874.
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Francis Bacon ~ Imagination
"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not..."
Francis Bacon (1909-1992)
Study for the Nurse in the Battleship Potemkin, 1957.