Thursday, September 18, 2008

Art will never come except from some small disregarded corner where an isolated and inspired man is studying the mysteries of nature.
Jean-Francois Millet

5 comments:

Cécile said...

Interesting. So many people talk about "Art" and so many claim to be "artists", whaterver that means. An "artist" is said to be inside evryone. But I'm not sure this is true. Very few of us really are artists, and those who are might not even be using the word.

Cécile said...

PS. Hi Thinker, have a nice week end!

Robyn said...

This quote is like a story. I can imagine his life. I think one has to have a fair amount of isolation to really be able to create beautiful art.

kate said...

Yes, I would agree with that. And not necessarily geographical isolation but perhaps a certain amount of social isolation. Comes down to solitude, however you get it.

thinker said...

Cécile, that really is a good question, can everyone be an artist, or is everyone able to understand art. A great topic for a discussion...
Robyn and Kate, i also think that isolation is important, sometimes when i close myself in my studio to work, i like to forget that there is a world existing outside the studio.
This quote was amusing to me as an interesting description of the creation process: An isolated individual creating without distraction.