“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.
“In teaching I make my students realize the necessity of applying the psychological process for the discovery of creative reactions within themselves before they make the form which should contain creative power. This is a fundamental knowledge that vitalizes the work of art.” –Alexander Archipenko, Ukrainian avant-garde artist, sculptor, and graphic artist. (May 30, 1887Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Alexander Archipenko”
“Women should be someone and not something.” Mary Cassatt Happy Belated Birthday, Mary Cassatt (May 22, 1844 – June 14, 1926)
“Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.” Georges Braque (May 13, 1882 – August 31, 1963 Happy Birthday!
“Places that are empty of you are empty of life.” Dante Gabriel Rossetti (May 12, 1828 – April 9, 1882) Happy Birthday!