D102 "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955 German born American physicist
D103 -on his deathbed...
"Damn, and just when I was starting to get it!"
Edgar Degas 1834-1917, painter-France
D104 Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) German writer, philosopher
B111 “What an artist learns matters little. What he himself discovers has a real worth for him.
Art gives him the necessary incitement to work.”
B112 “Dr. Winter was a man so simple that only a profound man would know him as profound. Joseph was elderly and lean and serious, and his life so complicated that only a profound man would know him to be simple.”
John Steinbeck “The Moon is Down”
B113 “When you understand the big you understand the small.
First understand the big.”
B114 “I make prints because in using the metal, the wood, and all the other materials available I can express things that I cannot express by any other means. In other words, I am interested in printmaking, not as a means of reproduction, but as an original, creative medium. Even if I could pull only one print from each of my plates, I would still make them.
Gabor Peterdi – artist, painter/printmaker – American - Contemporary
B115 “Striving for perfection sets one up for failure.”
A112 “Oh, but I was so much older then. I’m younger than that now.”
A113 “The more you know about your craft
the freer you can be from it…
Real freedom arrives when the artist’s creative instinct
can function without limitation and without consciousness
of technical means.”
Gabor Peterdi – artist,painter/printmaker/teacher - contemporary
A114 “Creative breakthroughs are experiential. They do not come from intellectual analysis.”
Dr. Lucia Capacchione – art therapist, author
A115 “Only a mediocre writer is always at his best.”
Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) English dramatist and novelist
A128 “When the time comes that you take yourself up with a man make sure it’s someone who appreciates your proffer.”
Pat Conroy “Crossing the River”
A129 “He (Michelangelo) consciously followed Plato’s idea that learning is really remembering.”
Stephen Nachmanovitch “Free Play”
A130 “His refusal to be pigeonholed, whether as painter, photographer, maker of objects, film-maker or writer, led to a tendency to overlook the consistency of his vision and thus, it has never been easy to form a comprehensive picture of his achievements. Man Ray did nothing to discourage this attitude since from his earliest days there was a strong streak of contrarity to his character.”
Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky 1890-1976) Modernist – American artist
working mostly in Paris, France. From Sotheby catalogue, March 1995
A134 “We are so captivated by and entangled in our subjective consciousness that we have forgotten the age old fact that God speaks chiefly through dreams and visions.”
Carl Jung (1875-1961) Swiss Psychologist and author