“I never saw an ugly thing in my life; for let the form of an object be what it may, light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.” John Constable (June 11, 1776 – March 31, 1837) English Romantic Pinter known principally for his landscape paintings.
“I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more…What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will haveContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak”
“Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.” Gustave Courbet, (June 10, 1819 – December 31, 1877) French painter who led the realist movement in 19th-century FrenchContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Gustave Courbet”
Mark Podwal (June 8, 1945) an internationally-known New York artist, author and illustrator of books that focus on Jewish legend, history and tradition.
“Color which, like music, is a matter of vibrations, reaches what is most general and therefore most indefinable in nature: its inner power.” Paul Gauguin (June 7, 1848 – May 8, 1903) Post-Impressionist artist who greatly influenced Pablo Picasso
“I would rather be the first painter of common things than second in higher art.” Diego Velázquez, (June 6, 1599 – August 6, 1660) head of the Spanish school of painting and one of the greatest painters the world has known.