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No 340 Albrecht Durer

“Why has God given me such magnificent talent? It is a curse as well as a great blessing.” Albrecht Durer, who was born on May 21, 1471. (Jacob Jordaens was born on May 19, 1593 but I could not find a quote.)

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No 328 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

“A painter paints the appearance of things, not their objective correctness, in fact he creates new appearances of things.” Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German Expressionist, who was born on 6th May 1880.

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No 297 Max Ernst

“Art has nothing to do with taste. Art is not there to be tasted.” Max Ernst, who was born on April 2, 1891 and died on April 1, 1976.

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No 283 Josef Albers

“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.”  Josef Albers, a German-born American artist and educator who was born on March 19, 1888.  

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No 274 Hannah Höch

“I collect everything that seems of value or might eventually be needed – doesn’t everybody?” Hannah Höch, a German Dada artist who was one of the originators of photomontage. I saw the current exhibition of work by Hannah Höch last Thursday at the Whitechapel Gallery in east London. … Continue reading

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No 272 Anselm Kiefer

“Art is longing. You never arrive, but you keep going in the hope that you will.” Anselm Kiefer who was born on March 8, 1945. “In September 2014, the Royal Academy will present the first major retrospective of work to be … Continue reading

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No 268 Franz Marc

“Serious art has been the work of individual artists whose art has had nothing to do with style because they were not in the least connected with the style or the needs of the masses. Their work arose rather in … Continue reading

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