Sunday, September 28, 2014

Today, I am going to share quotes with you from my Artist to Artist book from the sections:  The Language of Art and Mysticism, Magic, & Spirituality.  As I have said before, I hope you are touched by these quotes and it helps to know that throughout time artists have felt the same things while creating that you do every day ...know you are not alone when you go out there and create.
They tell you that a tree is only a combination of chemical elements.  I prefer to believe that God created it, and that it is inhabited by a nymph. ~Pierre Auguste Renoir 1841-1919.
At one time the earth was supposed to be flat . . . yet the probability is that life, too, is spherical and much more extensive and capacious than the hemisphere we know. ~ Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890
The mystical will always be with us. . . . A whole mass of things that cannot be rationalized - new born thoughts that are still not properly formed. ~ Edvard Munch 1863-1944
A work of art is finished, from the point of view of the artists, when feeling and perception have resulted in a spiritual synthesis. ~ Hans Hofmann 1880-1966
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say in any other way - thing that I had no words for. ~ Georgia O'Keeffe 1887-1986
Everything has two aspects:  the current aspect, which we see nearly always and which ordinary men see, and the ghostly and metaphysical aspect, which only rare individuals may see in moments of clairvoyance and meta physical abstraction. ~ Giorgio de Chirico 1888-1978
Painting is, in my opinion, a richer language than that of words . . . . Painting is a language much more immediate, and, at the time, much more charged with meaning. ~Jean Dubuffet 1901-1985
The painting is not on a surface, but on a plane which is imagined.  It moves in a mind.  It is not there physically at all.  It is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see. ~ Philip Guston 1913-1980
I would like to express man's relation to the world and to himself - and to some spiritual force outside himself. ~George Tooker 1920-2011
Great art is art that strips you of words, and then allows you to find the new words to describe that experience. ~Eric Fischl  1948-
So that's all for this Sunday's inspiration!  Hope you have been having a great weekend and I'll see what I can come up with for us to talk about tomorrow.

'Til then.