“Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish.” Balthus who was born on February 29, 1908, in Paris, France. I saw this painting on a recent visit to MoMA in New York. Advertisements
“Thus did this Phoenix, to our loss, expire, In the midstand at the height of his powers, But happily there arose out of the fire Vermeer, who masterfully trod in his path.” This stanza from a poem by Arnold Bon is … Continue reading
“I have my art to comfort me, but what have these wretched men and women to live for?” Honore Daumier, who was born on February 26, 1808.
“One must from time to time attempt things that are beyond one’s capacity.” Pierre-Auguste Renoir who was born February 25, 1841.
“Pop art is Popular (designed for a mass audience), Transient (short-term solution), Expendable (easily forgotten), Low Cost, Mass Produced, Young (aimed at youth), Wicked, Sexy, Gimmicky, Glamorous, Big Business.” Richard Hamilton, so called ‘Father of Pop Art’, who was born … Continue reading
“You don’t need brains to be a painter, just feelings.” L S Lowry who died on 23 February 1976.
“Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word.” Eric Gill, English sculptor, typeface designer, stonecutter and printmaker, who was born on February 22, 1882, in Brighton.