Pearls from artists* # 386
*an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to artists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on.
[Art] is concerned with something that cannot be explained in words or literal description… Art is revelation instead of information, expression instead of description, creation instead of imitation or repetition… Art is concerned with the HOW, not the WHAT; not with literal content… The performance – how it is done – that is the content of art.
Joseph Albers quoted in Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel
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Posted on January 22, 2020, in An Artist's Life, Art in general, Creative Process, Inspiration, Pearls from Artists, Quotes, Studio and tagged “Ninth Street Women”, concerned, content, creation, description, expression, imitation, information, instead, Josef Albers, literal, Mary Gabriel, performance, repetition, revelation. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.