Wednesday, May 4, 2011

“What there is to see in painting, or rather what I am looking for, is the form, the whole, the value of the tones…That is why for me the color comes after, because I love more than anything else the overall effect, the harmony of the tones, while color gives you a kind of shock that I don’t like. Perhaps it is the excess of this principal that makes people say I have leaden tones.”[42] Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot,Gary Tinterow, Michael Pantazzi, and Vincent Pomerède, Corot, Abrams, New York, 1996, p. 5, ISBN 0-87099-769-6 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

"We make artwork as something that we have to do, not knowing how it will
work out.  When it is finished we have to see if it is effective.  
Even if we obey inspiration we cannot expect all the work to be successful. 
An artist is a person who can recognize failure."   Agnes Martin