Friday, January 20, 2012

Inspiration Friday: Some Memorable Quotes

This week when reading the current issue of Fine Art Connoisseur I was struck by this quote and thought you may also like to know about it. It says...

"Art should be independant of all clap-trap -- should stand alone, and appeal to the arstistic sense of eye and ear, without confounding this with emotions entirely foreign to it, as devotion, pity, love, patriotism, and the like." ~James Abbott McNeill Whistler

And here are a few more quotes I have come across this week.

"Since an artist appeals to the intelligence and the emotions, his work can only give real pleasure to those in whom it arouses a consciousness of beauty similar to his own perception." ~Rex Vicat Cole

"The way to understand painting is to go and look at it." ~Pierre-Auguste Renoir

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better place than we found it, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.”   ~Walt Whitman

Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you on Monday.

Liz

4 comments:

Carrie'sCreations said...

Great inspirational quotes. Really loved your last painting. Lots of shades of yellow and green so fresh and pretty:)

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Love these quotes. Thanks for sharing. Especially like the Walt Whitman one.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Carrie :)

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Glad you like the quotes Elizabeth :) I have been trying to read things other than art books lately and the Walt Whitman quote really struck a cord with me...