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Artists’ Roles, their Greatness, and their Force

“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.

-Robert Hughes

“The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.”

-Anton Chekhov

“It was a miserable machine, an inefficient machine, she thought, the human apparatus for painting or for feeling; it always broke down at the critical moment; heroically, one must force it on.”

-Virginia Woolf

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August 13, 2013 · 9:07 pm

Color, Artists without Art Forms, and Visible Thoughts

“Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.”

Claude Monet

“Like any artist without an art form, she became dangerous.”

Toni Morrison, Sula

“Visible things can be invisible. However, our powers of thought grasp both the visible and the invisible – and I make use of painting to render thoughts visible.”

Rene Magritte

 

 

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