Friday, May 30, 2008

The secret of happiness

Work lovingly done is the secret of all order and all happiness.
Auguste Rodin

Thursday, May 29, 2008

One always has to spoil a picture a little bit in order to finish it.
Eugene Delacroix

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.
Albert Einstein

Monday, May 26, 2008

A single day is enough to make us a little larger.
Paul Klee
I dream my paintings, then I paint my dreams.
Vincent van Gogh

Friday, May 23, 2008

How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling.
Claude Debussy

I draw like other people bite their nails.
Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Conversation in real life is full of half-finished sentences and overlapping talk.
Why shouldn't painting be too?
Edgar Degas

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination.
Roy M. Goodman
In tristitia, hilaris, in hilaritate tristis
In sorrow, joyful; in joy, sorrowful
Giordano Bruno

Friday, May 16, 2008

All an artist should wish for

When you put all your soul into a work, all that is noble in you, you cannot fail to find a kindred spirit who understands you. And you do not need a host of such spirits.
Is that not all an artist should wish for?
Camille Pissarro
I am so rich that I must give myself away.
Egon Schiele

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


The dilettante looks only for pleasure in art.
Odilon Redon

Monday, May 12, 2008

Art is always and everywhere the secret confession...
Karl Marx
Ce qui embellit le désert c'est qu'il cache un puits quelque part...
What makes the desert beautiful, is that somewhere it hides a well...
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Thursday, May 8, 2008

More poetry

My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends--
It gives a lovely light!

Edna St. Vincent Millay
Subjective artists are one-eyed, but objective artists are blind.
Georges Rouault

Monday, May 5, 2008

A test

The truth is that works of art test the spectator much more than the spectator tests them.
Lawren Harris

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Art and I have an agreement... I won't ask where we are going and art won't ask, "Why me?"
Bob Brendle
To love a painting is to feel that this presence is... not an object but a voice.
Andre Malraux

Friday, May 2, 2008

The artist fills space with an attitude.
Willem de Kooning

Baudelaire again

Cette vie est un hôpital où chaque malade est possédé du désir de changer de lit ..
This life is a hospital where every patient is possessed with the desire to change beds...
Charles Baudelaire