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Motivating Quote On Inspiration By Chuck Close

As the new year takes hold here’s a motivating quote on inspiration from artist Chuck Close. “Inspiration is for amateurs – the rest of us just show up and get to work” – Chuck Close   “Since the late 1960s Chuck Close has … Continue reading

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Quote On Art From Keith Haring

“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.” – Keith Haring “During a brief but intense career that spanned the 1980s, Haring’s work was featured in over 100 solo and group … Continue reading

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Inspiring Quote On Photography From Josef Sudek

“Everything around us, dead or alive, in the eyes of a crazy photographer mysteriously takes on many variations, so that a seemingly dead object comes to life through light or by its surroundings. And if the photographer has a bit … Continue reading

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Inspiring Quote On Creativity From Austin Kleon

Last weekend I read a great little book on being creative by Austin Kleon. The book, Show Your Work!, is his follow-up to Steal Like An Artist!. It’s full of inspiration and motivation in 10 short steps. I found this great little … Continue reading

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John Szarkowski Quote On The Simplicity AND Complexity Of Photography

Here’s a great quote from John Szarkowski on the simplicity AND complexity of photography. “The simplicity of photography lies in the fact that it is very easy to make a picture. The staggering complexity of it lies in the fact … Continue reading

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Henri Cartier-Bresson On The Decisive Moment

Here’s a fascinating video with Henri Cartier-Bresson that will give you insight into his work and hopefully inspire yours. Although many consider Cartier-Bresson to be the father of modern photojournalism he saw himself as a Surrealist photographer. Encouraged by Robert … Continue reading

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Quote On Photography, Space & Time By Wynn Bullock

Here’s an interesting quote on photography, space and time from photographer Wynn Bullock. “I feel all things as dynamic events, being, changing, and interacting with each other in space and time even as I photograph them.” – Wynn Bullock   … Continue reading

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Salvador Dalí Quote On Perfection

Here’s a great quote on perfection from the Surrealist painter Dalí “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” –  Salvador Dalí   “The Spanish-born artist Salvador Dalí was officially allied with Surrealism from 1929 to 1941, and even … Continue reading

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Interesting Quote On Painting Sensation From Paul Cézanne

Here’s a great quote from the painter Paul Cézanne on the meaning of Impressionism. “For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations.” – Paul Cézanne   In his book, What Are You Looking … Continue reading

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Quote On Art And Creativity From Pablo Picasso

“I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.” – Pablo Picasso   “The Cubist painters rejected the inherited concept that art should copy nature, or that they should adopt the traditional techniques of perspective, modeling, and … Continue reading

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