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    Quotations about Art

    • Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one's chosen form.
    • To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
    • Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
    • Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
    • There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.
    • There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
    • The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.
    • All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.
    • I can't criticize what I don't understand. If you want to call this art, you've got the benefit of all my doubts.
      Northern Exposure, Aurora Borealis, 1990, by Charles Rosin
    • Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
      quoted in Bentley and Esar, Treasury of Humorous Quotations (1951), by John Singer Sargent
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