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“A painter paints the appearance of things, not their objective correctness. In fact, he creates new appearances of things.” Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, a German painter and printmaker, and a founding member of the group Die Brücke, was born on July 31, 1883. … Continue reading
“It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.” Henry Moore, an Anglo-Irish sculptor and artist, best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures … Continue reading
“A painting that doesn’t shock isn’t worth painting.” Marcel Duchamp, commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the arts in the opening decades of the … Continue reading
“All great art is a visual form of prayer.” Sister Wendy Beckett. Today is the birthday of Judith Leyster who was born on July 28, 1609. She was a Dutch Golden Age painter whose entire oeuvre was attributed to Frans Hals until 1893. … Continue reading
“The war was a mirror; it reflected man’s every virtue and every vice, and if you looked closely, like an artist at his drawings, it showed up both with unusual clarity.” George Grosz was born Georg Ehrenfried Groß in Berlin, Germany, … Continue reading
“It is generally admitted that the most beautiful qualities of a color are in its transparent state, applied over a white ground with the light shining through the color.” Maxfield Parrish, an American painter and illustrator known for his distinctive saturated hues … Continue reading
“Art exists only to communicate a spiritual message” Alphonse Mucha, a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style, was born on July 24, 1860 and died on July 14, 1939.
“To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there’s no such thing as perfect.” Alexander Calder, an American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of moving sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended shapes that … Continue reading
“Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist.” Edward Hopper, a prominent American realist painter and printmaker who was most popularly known for his oil paintings, was born on July 22, 1882.