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ANTONI TAPIES ~ ART AND THE MEANING OF LIFE

“Art should startle the viewer into thinking about the meaning of life.” ANTONI TAPIES Barcelona, 1923 – 2012, painter, sculptor. Tàpies eschewed traditional painting materials and championed the use of all sorts of other materials long before arte povera became a fashionable critical notion. He did in fact invent a new form of material expression.

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JACK VETTRIANO ~ ON CREATIVE PEOPLE

Creative people are stifled somehow by domesticity. They need to have late nights and bad mornings. Jack Vettriano The Letter by Jack Vettriano

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MALEVICH ~ ON SINCERITY

Only dull and impotent artists screen their work with sincerity. In art there is need for truth, not sincerity. Kazimir Malevich Self portrait, 1933

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FRANCISCO GOYA ~ YOU WILL NOT ESCAPE / NO TE ESCAPARAS

She who wants to be caught never escapes ~ Nunca se escapa la qe. se quiere dejar coger. Goya – Los Caprichos

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PABLO PICASSO ~ WHAT IS AN ARTIST?

29th September 1955:  Spanish painter Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who has only his eyes if he is a painter, or his ears if he is a musician? …On the contrary, he is at the same time a political being, constantly on the alert to the heart-rending, burning, or happy events in the world, molding himself in their likeness. Pablo Picasso

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BONNARD ~ THE TWO LIVES OF A PAINTER

“I am just beginning to understand what it is to paint. A painter should have two lives, one in which to learn, and one in which to practice his art.” Pierre Bonnard

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OSKAR KOKOSCHKA ~ DREAMS AND VISIONS

True dreams and visions should be as visible to the artist as the phenomena of the objective world. Oskar Kokoschka

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GUILLAUME SEIGNAC ~ PIERROT’S EMBRACE

Pierrot’s Embrace Guillaume Seignac (1870-1924) THE ART OF KISSING

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GUILLAUME SEIGNAC ~ PIERROT'S EMBRACE

Pierrot’s Embrace Guillaume Seignac (1870-1924) THE ART OF KISSING

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OSKAR KOKOSCHKA ~ THE TWO OF US…

“The two of us with a very strong, peaceful expression, hand in hand, on the edge within a semicircle sea, lit be Bengal fire, water-tower, mountains, lightning and moon.” Oskar Kokoschka The Bride of the Wind, 1914

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