No 410 Romare Bearden

bearden_quote

“What you don’t need is just as important as what you do need.” Romare Bearden, an African-American artist who worked with many types of media including cartoons, oils and collages, was born on September 2, 1911.

Advertisements
Posted in Art, Quote | Tagged , | Leave a comment

No 409 Helen Levitt

helen-levitt-quote

 I never had a “project.” I would go out and shoot, follow my eyes—what they noticed, I tried to capture with my camera, for others to see.” Helen Levitt, an American photographer who was particularly noted for street photography  around New York City, and who has been called “the most celebrated and least known photographer of her time”, was born on August 31, 1913.

Posted in Art, Quote | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

No 408 Man Ray

ManRayQuote

“It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.” Man Ray, a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, was born on August 27, 1890 in Philadelphia.

Posted in Art, Quote | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No 407 Emil Nolde

Emil Nolde Quote

“Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.” Emil Nolde, a German-Danish painter and printmaker and one of the first Expressionists, a member of Die Brücke, was born on August 7, 1867.

Posted in Art, Quote | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

No 406 Andy Warhol

warhol_birth_of_venus_red_quote

“I am a deeply superficial person.” Andy Warhol, an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art and whose works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s, was born on August 6, 1928.

Posted in Art, Quote | Leave a comment

No 405 Naum Gabo

Spiral Theme 1941 by Naum Gabo 1890-1977

“The image my work invokes is the image of good – not evil; the image of order – not chaos; the image of life – not death. And that is all the content of my constructions amounts to.” Naum Gabo, a prominent Russian sculptor in the Constructivism movement, was born Naum Neemia Pevsner on 5th August 1890.

Posted in Art, Quote | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

No 404 Thomas Moran

thomas_moran_grand_canyon_quote

“Of all places on earth the great canyon of Arizona is the most inspiring in its pictorial possibilities.” Thomas Moran. This evening I’ve been at an exhibition opening at the Portico Library in Manchester. One of the speakers stressed the effect of Bolton-born Moran on American history when he showed his paintings of the wild frontier to the people of the eastern states. They did not realise what their country had in the west. It ultimately lead to the establishment of Yellowstone as the first national park.

I have been very good. I was tempted to have a blank picture today which had the quote across the middle “Error 404 Art Quote Not Found”.

Posted in Art, Quote | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment