WISE WORDS ABOUT ART

Leo Tolstoy

By words one transmits thoughts to another, by means of art, one transmits feelings.

Louise Bourgeois

 

An artist can show things that other people are terrified of expressing.

 

I do not need the musing of the philosophers to tell me what I am doing. It would be more interesting to let me know why I am doing it.

 

What modern art means is that you have to keep finding new ways to express yourself, to express the problems, that there are no settled ways, no fixed approach. This is a painful situation, and modern art is about this painful situation of having no absolutely definite way of expressing yourself. 

 

To be an artist, you need to exist in a world of silence.

Carrie Mae Weems

 

Art is the one place we all turn to for solace.    

 

Despite the variety of my explorations, throughout it all it has been my contention that my responsibility as an artist is to work, to sing for my supper, to make art, beautiful and powerful, that adds and reveals; to beautify the mess of a messy world, to heal the sick            and feed the helpless; to shout bravely from the roof-tops and storm barricaded doors and voice the specifics of our historic moment.

 

I didn't know photography would take me to the places that it has taken me.

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