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Creativity takes Courage

Henri Matisse

“Creativity takes courage” -Henri Matisse

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…so I paint.

“Life obliges me to do something, so I paint”

Rene Magritte

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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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Graffiti, Effort, and Photographs

“Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall – it’s wet.”

-Banksy

“Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it.”

-Flannery O’Connor

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”

-Ansel Adams

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