Monthly Archives: March 2014

No 285 Hans Hofmann

“Painters must speak through paint, not through words.” Hans Hofmann, German-born American abstract expressionist painter who was born March 21, 1880.  

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No 284 Titian

“It is not bright colours but good drawing that makes figures beautiful.” Titian  

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No 283 Josef Albers

“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.”  Josef Albers, a German-born American artist and educator who was born on March 19, 1888.  

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No 282 William H Johnson

“I am not afraid to exaggerate a contour, a form, or anything that gives more character and movement to the canvas.” William H Johnson, an African American painter who was born on March 18, 1901.  

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No 281 Tamara de Lempicka

“I live life in the margins of society, and the rules of normal society don’t apply to those who live on the fringe.” Tamara de Lempicka, Polish Art Deco artist who died March 18, 1980, in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

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No 280 Rosa Bonheur

“The epithets of imbeciles have never bothered me.” Rosa Bonheur, who was born on 16 March 1822.  

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No 279 Alexander Calder

“I paint with shapes.” Alexander Calder  

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No 278 Diane Arbus

“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.” Diane Arbus who was born on March 14, 1923.  

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No 277 Miles Davis

“Do not fear mistakes – there are none.” Miles Davis, jazz musician.  

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No 276 Elaine de Kooning

“Painting to me is primarily a verb, not a noun, an event first and only secondarily an image.” Elaine de Kooning, an Abstract Expressionist, who was born on March 12, 1918 and who married painter Willem de Kooning on December 9, 1943.

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