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PAUL CEZANNE ~ FEELINGS & ART

An art which isn’t based on feeling isn’t an art at all… feeling is the principle, the beginning and the end; craft, objective, technique – all these are in the middle. Paul Cezanne Photo: Cezanne in his studio, 1904

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PAUL CEZANNE ~ FEELINGS & ART

An art which isn’t based on feeling isn’t an art at all… feeling is the principle, the beginning and the end; craft, objective, technique – all these are in the middle. Paul Cezanne Photo: Cezanne in his studio, 1904

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TAMARA DE LEMPICKA ~ GLAMOUR STAR

…for my inspiration…I liked to go out in the evenings… and have a good-looking man tell me how beautiful I am or how great an artist I am - and he touches my hand … I loved it! – I needed that. And I had many, many.” Tamara de Lempicka Tamara de Lempicka (Łempicka) (16 May 1898 – 18 March 1980), born Maria Górska in Warsaw, Poland, was a Polish Art Deco painter and “the first woman artist to be a glamour star”.

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MARC CHAGALL ~ ART FROM THE HEART

Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso, St. Paul de Vence, 1955 -by Philippe Halsman ‘When I work from my heart, almost everything comes right, but when from my head, almost nothing.”

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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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