Drawing 2012

“Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.” Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“The importance of an artist is to be measured by the number of new signs he has introduced into the language of art.” Henry Matisse

“The only thing which lies in our power is to know how not to distort the voice of life that sounds within us.” Boris Pasternak

“Improvisation is intuition in action, a way to discover the Muse and learn to respond to her call.” Stephen Nahmanovith

“When you change the way to look at things, the things you look at change.” Wayne W Dyer

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.” Marcel Proust

“The self, your Muse is the symphony of your body, mind and spirit, playing together as one in a supremely concentrating moment that is your unique creative gesture.” J. Carbonetti

“You’ll never loose your imagination by studying.” Gonzalo Fonseca

“Every act of creation is first of all an art of destruction.” P. Picasso

“Painting is stronger that I am and it makes me do whatever it wants.” P. Picasso

“As usual we have occupied ourselves with the outer, the objective at the expense of the inner world wherein the true roundness lies.” Mark Tobey

“Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind” Hans Hofman

Reading books, always with a pencil in my hand, like my father did, I used to underline sentences of interest, wanting to remember them, eventually copying them in a notebook. In time, as a high schooler, I had a collection of wisdom quotes organized by topics, which I highly treasured and shared with my friends, frequently writing some of them on my greeting cards. When I decided to start painting, I spent a lot of time reading in Seattle and Mercer Island Public Libraries and gathered a new collection of Art Quotes, this time in English, so I can share them here with you.

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