Tuesday, April 29, 2008

All works of art should begin... at the end.
Edgar Allan Poe

Monday, April 28, 2008

Illusion made real

What is called a sincere work is one that is endowed with enough strength to give reality to an illusion.
Max Jacob

Weapon in our hands

No, painting is not made to decorate apartments, it's an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.
Pablo Picasso

Sunday, April 27, 2008

In the midst of the confusions of nature one person trusting eternally in another,
and making himself and the other secure through faith.
Oskar Kokoschka

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Quote from a movie

I've always believed that a portrait captures a person far better than a photograph.
It truly takes a human being to really see a human being.
Monster's ball (2001)

Friday, April 25, 2008

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Bertrand Russell

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sense of wonder

The dignity of the artist lies in his duty
of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world.
Marc Chagall

How about some poetry?

This is a part from Baudelaire's Poison. In this poem,he talks about different kinds of poisons like wine and opium,and after that comes my favorite part :

Tout cela ne vaut pas le poison qui découle
De tes yeux, de tes yeux verts,
Lacs où mon âme tremble et se voit à l'envers...
Mes songes viennent en foule
Pour se désaltérer à ces gouffres amers.

I hate translations because I know that it is almost impossible to make a proper one in poetry, but this one is not that bad:

Dread poisons, but more dread the poisoned well
of thy green eyes accurst;
tarns where I watch my trembling soul, reversed
my dreams innumerable
throng to those bitter gulfs to slake their thirst.

If anyone has a favorite verse or a poem I would be happy to see it, feel free to post it as a comment.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Flower clouds

While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality...
true art lies in a reality that is felt."
Odilon Redon


Look, it's my misery that I have to paint this kind of painting, it's your misery that you have to love it, and the price of the misery is thirteen hundred and fifty dollars.
Mark Rothko

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
Jean Arp

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Inner need

That is beautiful which is produced by the inner need.
Wassily Kandinsky

Monday, April 14, 2008


Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
John Singer Sargent
Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough.
Gustave Flaubert

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
Auguste Rodin

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Turner's Temeraire

A ship in harbor is safe...
but that is not what ships are for.
Thomas Aquinas

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Leonardo da Vinci

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Interesting definition of art

This continuous monologue that seeks to become a dialogue...
Zoltan Galos