“All the best art comes from people who feel like they don’t belong. Art is a way of proving your existence.”
Knowledge is sort of a semantic tree — make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.
“every genuine work of art has as much reason for being as the earth and the sun”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’?”
— George Bernard Shaw
“No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time, it’s just that others are behind the times.”
Paintings are but research and experiment. I never do a painting as a work of art.
— Pablo Picasso
Art is a language that plays between realistic form and symbolic meaning.
Good art is not what it looks like,
but what it does to us.
— Roy Adzak
“Science works with chunks and bits and pieces of things with the continuity presumed, and [the artist] works only with the continuities of things with the chunks and bits and pieces presumed.”
— Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
“Anyone who says you can’t see a thought simply doesn’t know art.”
— W. Ann Reynolds