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No 329 Clement Greenberg

“The superior artist is the one who knows how to be influenced.” Clement Greenberg, American art critic, who died May 7th 1994. He is best remembered for his promotion of the abstract expressionist movement and was among the first published … Continue reading

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No 327 Charles Bukowski

“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.” Charles Bukowski, American writer

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No 213 Victor Hugo

“Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be like flesh.” Victor Hugo This painting called The Funeral of Victor Hugo is by Alfred Philippe … Continue reading

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No 184 Charlotte Bronte

“Provided with a case of pencils, and some sheets of paper, I used to take a seat apart from them, near the window, and busy myself in sketching.” Charlotte Bronte (in Jane Eyre)

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No 177 Novalis

“The  artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.” Novalis, the pseudonym of Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg (May 2, 1772 – March 25, 1801), a poet, author, and philosopher of early German Romanticism.

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No 175 W Somerset Maugham

“The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.” W. Somerset Maugham

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No 127 Daniel Pinkwater

“I believe it is impossible to make sense of life in this world except through art.”  Daniel Pinkwater, American author

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No 108 Albert Camus

“It is not your paintings I like; it is your painting.”  Albert Camus, French writer

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