Sunday, March 30, 2008

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

Not everything that can be counted counts,
and not everything that counts can be counted.

Albert Einstein

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Art washes away the dust of everyday life.


I found that if I planned a picture beforehand, it never surprised me, and surprises are my pleasure in painting.
Ives Tanguy

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The eye

The beholder's eye, which moves like an animal grazing, follows paths prepared for it in the picture.
Paul Klee

My favorite sculptor quote

The first hole made through a piece of stone is a revelation.
Henry Moore

Monday, March 24, 2008

Good answer!

Pablo Picasso painted Guernica,depicting the Nazi German bombing of Guernica, Spain, by twenty-eight bombers, on April 26, 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The attack killed between 250 and 1,600 people, and many more were injured.

While living in Nazi-occupied Paris during World War II, Picasso suffered harassment from the Gestapo. One officer allegedly asked him, upon seeing a photo of Guernica in his apartment:
"Did you do that?"
"No, you did."

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The object of art is not to reproduce reality,
but to create a reality of the same intensity.
Alberto Giacometti

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows,
but now the damned things have learned to swim.
Frida Kahlo

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
Camille Pissarro
Man is condemned to be free.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A quote from a movie

Bad art is more tragically beautiful than good art because it documents human failure.
from the movie Stay

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
G. K. Chesterton

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Everything that's not autobiographical is plagiarism.
Pedro Almodovar

Monday, March 10, 2008

Oscar Wilde...

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.

True friends stab you in the front.

I never travel without my diary. One should always have
something sensational to read in the train

Thursday, March 6, 2008

A quote from an old movie...

Patricia : " Quelle est votre plus grande ambition dans la vie ? "
Le romancier Parvulesco : " Devenir immortel…et puis mourir. "

Patricia : " What is your greatest ambition in life ? "
Parvulesco, the novelist : " To become immortal, and then die. "

Jean-Luc Godard, from a movie A Bout De Souffle (Breathless), 1960

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

and another one...

Hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

Monday, March 3, 2008

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.
Edmond de Goncourt