ART QUOTES XIV

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I believe that economic prosperity and cultural wealth go hand in hand. This is why it is important to even further promote the cultural arts during times of economic slowdown.

OH SEUNG-JE, "All That Korean Art Is There for a Reason", New York Times, March 16, 2016

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Men are momentary but art is forever.

MAUREEN CORRIGAN, "Men Are Momentary, But Art Is Forever In 'Innocents And Others'", NPR, March 15, 2016

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One of the things pounded in to my head at the university level was that art is communication. So showing your art is not only good for your ego, but it's discovering you can be part of this conversation that has been going on as long as people have been painting in caves.

ROBERT LEMMING, "Art Is Communication: Artist turned teacher encourages conversation", Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, March 11, 2016

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We live in a world full of urgent problems: climate change, terrorism and poverty, to name but three. We won't resolve them with brawn; they are obstacles we can only overcome by using our brains--when we are thinking like artists and not behaving like animals.

WILL GOMPERTZ, Think Like an Artist: and Lead a More Creative, Productive Life

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I'm very picky when it comes to the art I like. What most people would consider to be a genius piece of work, I look at and feel absolutely nothing. I can appreciate and be impressed by the work that goes into creating something like a sculpture or a painting but if it doesn't "speak" to me then I'm simply not going to have some kind of emotional reaction.

JONATHAN BARKAN, "This Art is as Mysterious and Beautiful as it is Macabre", Bloody Disgusting, March 18, 2016

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Creating our own art is scary. We sensitive peeps have set some pretty high standards for ourself. We fear we are not good enough at it. How can we get the multitude of ideas in our head on a sheet of paper? All we can see is how flawed it will be.

ESTHER DE CHARON DE SAINT GERMAIN, "Why Art Is Important for Highly Sensitive Persons", Huffington Post, March 15, 2016

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It's a great life except for the money. If you are into STUFF, being an artist is probably not your thing unless you can marry yourself off to a financier. But as an artist, you get to do what you love doing and has meaning for you.

JAMES GUPPY, "Judging art is a classic business", Echo Netdaily, March 16, 2016

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The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.

ROBERT HENRI, "With preparation, making art is inevitable", Press of Atlantic City, March 8, 2016

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There was a lot of time between early artists doing cave painting and the Sistine Chapel and more time until the first art museum was created. During this time and until the development of the press, not a lot was written about art, yet artists persevered and they were probably more appreciated.

BEN PERRONE, "Freedom to create art is a wonderful thing", Buffalo News, March 22, 2016

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I do get students that initially think they're never going to be that good an artist. I refuse to accept that. There's trained and untrained. It's OK for you to be working on your own level -- as long as you're working.

ROBERT LEMMING, "Art Is Communication: Artist turned teacher encourages conversation", Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, March 11, 2016

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The artist's path sometimes is slippery as well. I just have to stay on it.

KRISHNA MATHIAS, "With preparation, making art is inevitable", Press of Atlantic City, March 8, 2016

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We who are in the arts are at the risk of being in a popularity contest rather than a profession. If that fact causes you despair ... pick another profession.

ANNA DEAVERE SMITH, Letters to a Young Artist

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