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Monthly Archives: June 2016
“Art is not a pastime, it is a duty with respect to the people, a public affair.” Max Pechstein, a German expressionist painter and printmaker, and a member of the Die Brücke group, died June 29, 1955.
“Painting a young maiden is similar to cavorting with great abandon. It is the finest refreshment.” Peter Paul Rubens, a Flemish Baroque painter, was born on June 28, 1577. Sorry that this is the first Art Quote for several days. I’ve … Continue reading
“Art is a means of expression that must be understood by everybody, everywhere. It grows out of the earth, the textures of our lives, and our experience.” Rufino Tamayo, a Mexican painter active in the mid-20th century in Mexico and New … Continue reading
“No painting stops with itself, is complete of itself. It is a continuation of previous paintings and is renewed in successive ones.” Clyfford Still, an American painter, and one of the leading figures in the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, died … Continue reading
“Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.” George Carlin, an American stand-up comedian, … Continue reading
“I will preach with my brush.” Henry Ossawa Tanner, the first African-American painter to gain international acclaim, was born on June 21, 1859, in Pittsburgh.
“The picture is a self-sufficient work of art. It is not connected to anything outside.” Kurt Schwitters, a German artist, was born on 20 June 1887. Heworked in several genres and media, including Dada, Constructivism, Surrealism, poetry, sound, painting, sculpture, graphic design, … Continue reading