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
Paul Delvaux ~ A Surreal Reality
Loneliness, 1956
Paul Delvaux.

I have always wanted my colours to sing.
Paul Delvaux.
Alberto Giacometti ~ Looking At Art
"When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it."

Alberto Giacometti

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
Paul Gauguin
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


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
1906
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.”
Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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.