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Creation vs Replication

“It is all very well to copy what one sees; it is much better to draw what one no longer sees except in memory. A transformation is affected during which the imagination collaborates with memory.  You reproduce only what has struck you, that is to say, what is necessary.”  Edgar Degas Creation is at the…

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Why Is Art Important?

“Art is the activity by which a person, having experienced an emotion, intentionally transmits it to others” – Leo Tolstoy I was recently asked: Do you really think art is all that important? It was followed by; most of it seems like a frivolous waste of time. I was honestly taken back by the question.…

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The Art of Possibilities

“There is no ‘must’ in art, because art is free.”                                              Wassily Kandinsky A book advertisement came into my inbox today, for a book called: “The Art of Possibilities”, by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin…

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Getting Out of the Box

“Being an artist means that you can imagine yourself into all kinds of otherness-es.  Doing that, you can re arrange perspective on things, which can provide a revelation.”                                       Eric Fischl Since creative thinking involves playing with the…

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