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Monthly Archives: May 2016
“You can never do too much drawing.” Tintoretto, who died on May 31, 1594 in Venice.
“Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools – only instead of cool water, you immerse yourself in art.” Jerry Saltz, an American art critic who, since 2006, has been senior art critic and … Continue reading
“No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.” Edgar Degas
“The artist discards all theories, both his own and those of others. He forgets everything when he is in front of his canvas.” Georges Rouault, a French painter, draughtsman, and printer, whose work is often associated with Fauvism and Expressionism, … Continue reading
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange, an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work, was born on May 26, 1895.
“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.” Robert Capa, the Hungarian war photographer and photo journalist, was killed on May 25, 1954 in Vietnam while covering the First Indochina War. “Although a few years earlier he had said he … Continue reading
“Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them.” Samuel Palmer, a British landscape painter, etcher and printmaker, died on May 24, 1881.