Thoughts on Art and Artists

"Plein Air", watercolor by Joan Brault




"That portion of reality that can be composed within a frame can be understood."

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"Whatever the art form, it is about capturing a moment and storing it out of the reach of time."

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"The great thing about art is that every completed work leaves you a chance to try it again."

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"Every artist is influenced by others.  Originality is as much in the blend of your influences as in the mix of your colors."

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"It is not about discovering your talent.  It is about challenging your talent and discovering your genius."

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"A rule that applies especially well to art is that you don't become good at something by spending your time on something else."

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"Perfection in art, as in life, is more often captured by eraser than pencil."

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"Abstract art is a fundamental distrust of the theory of reality concocted by the five senses."

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"What you often see in a lesser work of art is a subject perfectly captured but never set free."

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"Be always demanding of the artist you are and forgiving of the artist you were."

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"There is in art the notion that less is more, which is to say, you don't torture a painting that has already confessed."

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"Every work of art requires a finishing touch, best applied at the first inclination to do so."

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"Oh, how much simpler art would be
 If eyes could paint or brush could see."

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~~ Robert Brault








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