Q: So much of the art one sees in New York is ugly, but your art is consistently beautiful. Is beauty important to you?

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Barbara’s studio

A:  Yes, beauty is extremely important.  In some art circles it is not fashionable to say so, but I completely agree with the photographer, Robert Adams, who writes,  “… the goal of art is Beauty.”  I’ll leave it to others to decide if this quality is reached in my pastel paintings, but I certainly strive towards it. 

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About barbararachkoscoloreddust

Barbara’s thoughts on art, the creative process, soft pastel, the inspiration she finds in travel, what it’s like to be an artist in New York, and other wisdom for artists as we travel our solitary and sometimes lonely roads.

Posted on January 24, 2015, in An Artist's Life, Art in general, Art Works in Progress, Black Paintings, Creative Process, Inspiration, New York, NY, Painting in General, Pastel Painting, Photography, Quotes, Studio, Working methods and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Q: So much of the art one sees in New York is ugly, but your art is consistently beautiful. Is beauty important to you?.

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