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6/14/21 2:14 A

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I make art to show my soul that I am listening.
Pat Wiederspan Jones


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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...

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“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.” ~ Claude Monet

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
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6/2/21 12:53 A

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“I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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6/1/21 8:33 P

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I paint flowers so they will not die.

Frida Kahlo

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5/31/21 5:04 A

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One has just got to love emoticon Bob Ross

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5/21/21 12:23 P

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“Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.”
~ Bob Ross

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
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3/15/21 2:33 A

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A reference to the influence of Vincent Van Goghs Work on Piet Mondrian

What is natural does not have to be a representation of something. I'm now working on a thing that is a reconstruction of a starry sky, and yet I'm making it without a given from nature. Someone who says he uses a theme from nature can be right, but also someone who says he uses nothing at all.

Piet Mondrian

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3/14/21 3:42 P

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Curves are so emotional.

Piet Mondrian



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3/12/21 6:25 P

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Well then, how apropos.

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3/11/21 8:37 P

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Piet Mondrian will be the subject of this month’s art history lecture that I attend via Zoom. This year's series is about Artists in Their Birthday Months. I am familiar with Mondrain's work, but I've never studied anything about him before.

Thanks for posting the short video, HOBBES.

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3/11/21 2:31 P

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The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.
Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian, classified creating art almost as a spiritual experience, as though there is a greater Being doing the work.

Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian, best known for being one of the founders of the De Stijl, which incorporated an art movement that worked around abstract works, and the new art forms that were being introduced to the world in the early 20th century.

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3/6/21 6:47 P

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"Art is not made for anybody and is, at the same time, for everybody.”
~ Piet Mondrian

Best known for being one of the founders of De Stijl, also known as Neoplasticism, Mondrian was born on March 7, 1872.



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2/25/21 8:50 P

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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.


Pablo Picasso

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2/8/21 3:02 P

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“Art is a way of recognizing oneself.” ~ Louise Bourgeois

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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2/2/21 1:32 A

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This quote made me smile:

"I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it."
~ Henry Matisse

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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3/18/19 12:31 P

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"What you do when you paint, you take a brush full of paint, get paint on the picture, and you have faith." ~ Willem de Kooning

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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2/4/19 1:37 A

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“There is nothing ugly; I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, – light, shade, and perpective will always make it beautiful.” ~ John Constable

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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1/15/19 12:24 P

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“Man’s need for art is absolutely primordial, as strong as, and perhaps stronger than our need for bread. Without bread, we die of hunger, but without art we die of boredom.” ~ Jean Dubuffet

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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7/23/18 1:37 P

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"Art is a language, an instrument of knowledge, an instrument of communication."
~ Jean Dubuffet

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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7/20/18 3:02 P

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“A week ago it was the mountains I thought the most wonderful, and today it’s the plains. I guess it’s the feeling of bigness in both that carries me away.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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6/9/18 12:25 A

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“What is art? It is not just nature, it is nurtured nature. It is intelligence applied to what physical ability you have.” ~ Rudolf Nureyev

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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5/22/18 1:55 P

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“I think of my studio as a vegetable garden, where things follow their natural course. They grow, they ripen. You have to graft. You have to water.” ~ Joan Miro



"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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5/6/18 11:00 P

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"Ornamental pattern-work, to be raised above the contempt of reasonable men, must possess three qualities: beauty, imagination, and order." ~ William Morris

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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4/27/18 10:38 A

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"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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1/16/18 1:27 P

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This made me laugh today:

“I’m as happy as a cow in her stall. That’s the only place where everything is all right.” ~ Louise Nevelson

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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9/13/17 11:18 A

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"A good actor can have a part in ten different plays; an object can play a role in ten different pictures." – Henri Matisse

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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7/6/17 11:44 P

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Artist Frida Kahlo was born 110 years ago today (July 6, 2017) in Coyoacán, just outside Mexico City in 1907.

When she was 18, the bus she was riding collided with a streetcar, fracturing her collarbone, spine, and pelvis. She first took up painting while she was bedridden in the months following the collision.

Years later Kahlo said: "There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego [Rivera]. Diego was by far the worst."

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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6/21/17 12:27 A

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I visited the Oklahoma City Museum of Art last week and viewed the Dale Chihuly permanent collection and current exhibit: "Magic and Light."

About his career in sculpting glass, Chihuly says, "My work to this day revolves around a simple set of circumstances: fire, molten glass, human breath, spontaneity, centrifugal force, gravity."

Of his Macchia series, which he began in 1981, Chihuly explains, "Each piece was another experiment. When we unloaded the ovens in the morning, there was the rush of seeing something I had never seen before. Like much of my work, the series inspired itself. The unbelievable combinations of color -- that was the driving force.

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Photo of Macchia series by Jim Meeks at Oklahoma City Museum of Art
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6/2/17 10:17 P

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"Beauty in art is truth bathed in an impression received from nature." ~ Jean Baptiste-Camille Carot

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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5/23/17 12:36 P

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"The painting rises from the brushstrokes as a poem rises from the words. The meaning comes later." ~ Joan Miro

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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5/5/17 11:43 A

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"Ornamental pattern-work, to be raised above the contempt of reasonable men, must possess three qualities: beauty, imagination, and order." ~ William Morris

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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5/3/17 3:20 P

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“I exaggerate, I sometimes I make changes in the subject; but still I don’t invent the whole picture. On the contrary, I find it already there. It’s a question of picking out what one wants from nature.” ~Vincent van Gogh

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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Share inspirational, motivational, or just plain interesting quotes by artists or about art here.

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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