“ I never had a “project.” I would go out and shoot, follow my eyes—what they noticed, I tried to capture with my camera, for others to see.” Helen Levitt, an American photographer who was particularly noted for street photography around New York City, … Continue reading
“It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.” Man Ray, a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, was born on August 27, 1890 in Philadelphia.
“Of all places on earth the great canyon of Arizona is the most inspiring in its pictorial possibilities.” Thomas Moran. This evening I’ve been at an exhibition opening at the Portico Library in Manchester. One of the speakers stressed the … Continue reading
“I have a feeling that in art the need to understand and the need to communicate are one.” Hedda Sterne, an artist best remembered as the only woman in a famous photograph of a group of Abstract Expressionists known as “The Irascibles”, was … Continue reading
“I can claim no background except perhaps the woods, running streams, hunting, fishing, camping, the sky…” Arthur Dove, an early American modernist, often considered the first American abstract painter, was born on August 2, 1880.
“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
“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