ART QUOTES: What is an Artist? Part 2

See “What is an Artist?” Part 1 at this link

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Peter Paul Rubens “The Four Continents”

I’m just a simple man standing alone with my old brushes, asking God for inspiration.

-Peter Paul Rubens

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Henry Miller “Two Heads”

An artist earns the right to call himself a creator only when he admits to himself that he is but an instrument.

-Henry Miller

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Paul Cezanne “Self Portrait”

The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.

-Paul Cezanne

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Norman Rockwell “All Together”

The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they’re always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.

-Norman Rockwell

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Paul Gauguin “Daydreaming”

The great artist is a formulation of the greatest intelligence: he is the recipient of sensations which are the most delicate and consequently the most invisible expressions of the brain.

-Paul Gauguin

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ART QUOTES: Visionary Experience

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Max Beckmann “Perseus”

“All important things in art have always originated from the deepest feeling about the mystery of Being.”

-Max Beckmann

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Carl Jung “Solar Barge”

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside awakens.”

–Carl Jung

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From “Crazy Over You” Charles Thomson
“The artist to a certain extent is a seer or a visionary.”
-Charles Thomson
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Paul Cezanne “Chateau Noir”
“What I am trying to translate to you is more mysterious; it is entwined in the very roots of being, in the implacable source of sensations.”
-Paul Cezanne
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“There comes a point when the paint doesn’t feel like paint. I don’t know why. Some mysterious thing happens.”
-Philip Guston
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William Blake “The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun”
“The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel’d to heaven is no artist.”
-William Blake