Friday, May 02, 2008

Fine Art Friday - Famous Artists Quotes

"At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since".
Salvador Dali

persistence of memory
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali

"Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master".
Leonardo da Vinci

mona lisa
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

"Practise what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know". Rembrandt van Rijn

Dutch Masters
The Dutch Masters by Rembrandt van Rijn

"If you could say it in words, there'd be no reason to paint."
Edward Hopper

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper

"Above all keep your colours fresh!"
Edouard Manet

Le Lifre
Le Fifre by Eduoard Manet

"As a child I drew like Raphael but it has taken me a lifetime to draw like a child."
Pablo Picasso

3 Musicians
The Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso

"Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything." Eugene Delacroix

Liberty by Eugene Delacroix

"As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward."
Vincent van Gogh

Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh

"Painting isn't so difficult when you don't know ... But when you do ... it's quite a different matter!"
Edgar Degas

Chasse de Danse
Chasse de Danse by Edgar Degas

"Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish".

Creation of Adam
The Creation of Adam

"Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment".
Claude Monet

Water lily Pond
Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for".
Georgia O'Keefe

Red Poppy
Red Poppy by Georgia O'Keefe


Lisa said...

This is (as always) such a treat! I love the quotes. I was trying to decide which of the paintings stood out the most in my mind after I'd looked through them all. And, i think the ones that remained the most vivid were Michaelangelo, Hopper, and O'Keefe's. Michaelangelo's quote stood out the most, though.

Margaret in Minnesota said...

This was an excellent mini-study to do with my children. Thank you!

teresa_anawim2 said...

Aah, FAF!
In visiting today, I am grateful for the work and time you took to compile this for today, Esther.
Thanks you.

re:van Gogh...I can relate this to my knitting!

re: Picasso..spiritual application here! As a Christian I trry to live like a spiritual giant,taking the virtues of the saints as my example as well as the imitation of Christ.
But it is as I mature in the faith that I am learning to live and walk as a CHILD!!!!

But the visual, artistic example that appealed to me today was the poppy!
My neighbor has a few poppies that blooom , and I await the colorful event every year..especially the coral/salmon color. Last year it was so disappointing because not only did his not bloom, but the neighbor's across the street also!
This FAF print just whetted my appetite for this year's blooming.
Maybe I will send for some poppy bulbs of my own for next year's event!
Blessings to you and your family!

Mimi said...

I love the quotes, thank you!

EC Gefroh said...

Lisa, I would agree with you on the O'Keefe painting. Thank you.

Glad to be of help Margaret!

Teresa, good observation/analogy to the spiritual life!!

Glad you enjoyed it Mimi!

Easter Almuena said...

Thank you, dear Esther! They are all fascinating to behold!

EC Gefroh said...

Glad you enjoy these posts Easter.

Famous Artists said...

I really like the image... Very well composed. And I like the colors and multilevel shapes.

EC Gefroh said...

Thank you!