Pearls from artists* # 187
* an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to artists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on.
As George Grosz said, at that last meeting he attended at the National Institute, “How did I come to be an artist? Endless curiosity, observation, research – and a great amount of joy in the thing.” It was a matter of taking a liking to things. Things that were in accordance with your taste. I think that was it. And we didn’t care how unhomogenous they might seem. Didn’t Aristotle say that it is the mark of a poet to see resemblances between apparently incongruous things? There was any amount of attraction about it.
Marianne Moore in Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews Second Series, edited by George Plimpton
Comments are welcome!
Posted on March 16, 2016, in 2016, An Artist's Life, Art in general, Black Paintings, Creative Process, Inspiration, Pastel Painting, Pearls from Artists, Photography, Quotes, Working methods and tagged "Big Wow", "Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews Second Series", accordance, amount, apparently, Aristotle, artist, attended, attraction, curiosity, edited, endless, George Grosz, George Plimpton, incongrous, liking, Marianne Moore, matter, meeting, National Institute, observation, pastel, research, resemblances, sandpaper, taking, unhomogenous. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Pearls from artists* # 187.