Pearls from artists* # 388
* an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to artists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on.
… the artist’s nature, that wild nature to which so many powers are entrusted, and which all too often abuses them, leading cold reason, the bourgeois public, and even some connoisseurs down a myriad barren paths, precisely where the capricious white-winged sprite discovers castles, epics, works of art! A nature sometimes mocking, sometimes kind, at once fertile and desolate!
Honore Balzac in The Unknown Masterpiece
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Posted on February 5, 2020, in An Artist's Life, Inspiration, Pearls from Artists, Quotes, Studio and tagged abuses, artist's nature, “The Unknown Masterpiece”, beaten paths, bourgeois, capricious, castles, connossieurs, desolate, discovers, entrusted, epics, fertile, Honore Balzac, leading, mocking, myriad, powers, public, reason, sprite, white-winged, works of art. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.