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philamuseum · 3 months ago
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"You can't sit around and wait for someone to say who you are. You need to write it and paint it and do it." —Faith Ringgold  
Happy 91st birthday to painter, quilter, performance artist, and author Faith Ringgold who is best known for her narrative quilts.
"'Tar Beach 2' Quilt," 1990, by Faith Ringgold © Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York - Courtesy ACA Galleries, New York 
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acrylicalchemy · 4 months ago
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holyempresskira · 7 months ago
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"I would rather die of passion than of boredom. " - Vincent Van Gogh
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amethystsoda · 11 months ago
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I simply search for images, and invent and invent. The idea doesn’t matter to me: only the image counts, the inexplicable and mysterious image, since all is mystery in our life.
Rene Magritte
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trying-to-focus · a year ago
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though i am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony, and music inside me.
vincent van gogh
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d-i-x-i-t · 11 months ago
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The difference between an artist and someone who dreams of becoming an artist is finished work.
Kae Tempest (On Connection, p. 78)
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mythr1der · a year ago
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“...stagnating is the fear really...”
- Karl Kopinski
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natureisthegreatestartist · 2 years ago
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To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.
French sculptor Auguste Rodin
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hello-artistspeaking · a year ago
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“An artist has to be the perfect contradiction at all times...You have to be just insane enough to want to do something that is so punishing and so difficult. But at the same time it takes a very sane person to execute it all.”
– Anicka Yi
pictured: “Maybe She’s Born With It” (2015)
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deaf-girls-art · 2 years ago
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Life as we know it commenced upon creation. Our world is maintained by creation. Our lives revolve around creation. From the moment we awaken in the morning, we strive to create the reality we want to live.
We create a better self by brushing our teeth and combing our hair, showering and wearing nice clothes. We create homes from buildings made of wood and stone. We create incomes out of our abilities to contribute to society. We create happiness and love in the relationships we maintain.
Earth would be but water and land with people and animals. G-d’s magnificent creation. Everything besides the natural elements of existence, exists because humans created it. Everything we’ve created from the beginning of the human age until now originated from the human imagination.
Our drive to exist and thrive is why we are equipped with a vivid and proactive imagination. As humans, it’s our instinct to create what we imagine. This aspect of the human condition is the beauty of who we are. We are mini versions of the one creator, so naturally, we are all born to create by some degree or another. We each have our own unique ability to create something amazing every day.
Including ourselves 💯
— deafgirlsart
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slay-made · a year ago
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an empty room is just blank space, and that’s one reality, but a space filled with your creative expression becomes home, and that’s a better reality.
find more @slay-made
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philamuseum · 2 months ago
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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.” Born on this day in 1840, Claude Monet is often called the Father of Impressionism—he inspired the term that defined this movement. Fall in love with Monet's paintings in our European art galleries. 
"Japanese Footbridge and the Water Lily Pool, Giverny," 1899, by Claude Monet
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artbygrace7 · 2 years ago
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Whenever people love one another something very sad remains. Life remains always life to live, and so is earth-bound. Perhaps, for that very reason, life is all the more beautiful, for it is always permeated with this sadness. Why do tears run down people's faces just when they see the most basic, human sights? Because to become one with the earth is the most frightening reality.
Käthe Kollwitz
I was drawn to this quote from Kollwitz because she pointed out something that is not really talked about in this society. People try to focus so much on being happy all of the time that they forget that experiencing a full range of emotions, one of them being sadness, is essentially healthy and human. Feeling every single emotion from sadness to anger or joy is what makes life beautiful and worth living. 
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ladylazaru · 2 years ago
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So let me take part in your boredom and in your dreams while you take part in mine which may be yours as well.
Max Beckmann, « On My Painting, » 1938
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trying-to-focus · a year ago
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i would rather die of passion than boredom.
vincent van gogh
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kayjayell · 2 years ago
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find the art in everything.
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mikaelajackson2018 · 2 years ago
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'It always surprises me when people assume that something an artist has created is based on a true experience or reflects his or her own lifestyle. Often nothing could be farther from the truth. I know I draw on my own experiences at times, but I also hear and read things that trigger an idea for a song. An artist's imagination is his greatest tool. It can create a mood or feeling that people want to have, as well as transport you to a different place altogether.'
Moonwalk - Michael Jackson
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hello-artistspeaking · a year ago
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The sun, the moon, the earth and stars are also polka dots. They cannot exist alone. Each and every one of us are polka dots. We gather and weave a beautiful pattern of polka dots.
Yayoi Kusama
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maddyandsummer · 3 years ago
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philamuseum · a month ago
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In 1925, while spending the summer on Lake George, New York, Georgia O’Keeffe created a number of paintings of the same pair of trees—one a birch with three connected trunks, the other a dark, slender pine. Here O’Keeffe intertwines the two in a graceful embrace. This sensitive portrayal brings to mind her remark, “If only people were like trees, I might like them better.”
"Birch and Pine Tree No. 1," 1925, by Georgia O'Keeffe 
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