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Monday’s Featured Quote

“The artist is nothing without the gift,
but the gift is nothing without work.”

~ John Updike

Artist Teena Robinson

www.ShutterAndBrushFineArt.com

 
 

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“The artist is nothing without the gift,
but the gift is nothing without work.”

~ Emile Zola

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. ~ Emile Zola
Patricia Barnett’s Profile on Society of Western Artists

 
 

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”

~ Twyla Tharp

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.  ~ Twyla TharpArt is the only way to run away without leaving home.  ~ Twyla Tharp
www.KerrieBWrye.Blogspot.com

 
 

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“The world is but a canvas to our imagination.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

The world is but a canvas to our imagination. ~ Henry David Thoreau
www.ArtByMaz.com

 
 

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The Value of Art – Individual vs Humanity

ariane of smartist_value of art and humanity

A fellow artist sent me the link to this post because she knew that I’ve been chewing on the question “What is the value of art?”

What fascinates me is how this post, and the comments, focus on value through the consumer lens of an individual, potential collector or buyer asking, Why should I buy this?

Yes, I can see how artists ponder what motivates someone to purchase art (or not) from either an emotional, status, or investment perspective (the only three values offered in the post).

Yet I can’t help wondering how

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the
artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.”

~ John F. Kennedy

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. ~ John F. Kennedy

 
 

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot,
others transform a yellow spot into the sun.”

~ Pablo Picasso

Molly Light

 
 

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“Art enables us to find ourselves
and lose ourselves at the same time.”

~ Thomas Merton

Betty Laur - Seagrapeswww.BettyLaur.com

 
 

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“I found I could say things with color
and shapes that I couldn’t say any other
way – things I had no words for.”

~ Georgia O’Keeffe

2014_1024_JimHarriswww.JamesIHarris.com

 
 

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“Art is not a think; it is a way.”

~ Elbert Hubbard

Cheryl Clintonwww.CClinton.com

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“Every Artist dips his brush in his own soul,
and paints his own nature into his pictures.”

~ Henry Ward Beecher

Delores Montpetit - "A Gift of Compassion"www.DeloresMontpetitFineArt.com

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has ever known.”

~ Oscar Wilde

2014_1003_DebbieMcLaughlinwww.WaterLightMosaics.com

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance
of things, but their inward significance.”

~ Aristotle

2014_0926_DianeWalkerGladneywww.DianeWalker-Gladney.com

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness,
we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams,
we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”

~ Albert Einstein

2014_0919_PattySueVicknairwww.patty-vicknair.artistwebsites.com

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born
out of struggle between wisdom and madness,
between dream and reality in our mind.”

~ Magdalena Abakanowicz

2014_0911_ClaudiaTrue_LittleBlueBirdwww.ClaudiaTrue.com

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