Category Archives: art

Creative Process

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by Christoph Niemann

If You Love Something, Say Something

“If you love something that somebody does – some art, some words, some sounds – you tell them that you love it. You tell everyone how much you love it, repeatedly and enthusiastically. Don’t save your appreciation for later, or worry about wearing people out with your passion. Because the happy truth is this: If a piece of art truly moves you, you will never, ever run out of new adjectives to express how much you love it. Getting to love someone’s art is one of the very finest parts of being alive.”

Paul Constant

In No Great Hurry

The Lovers

René Magritte, The Lovers

René Magritte, The Lovers, 1928, oil on canvas, 21 3/8 x 28 7/8″ (54 x 73.4 cm). Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Workspace

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Thomas Cole, The Course of Empire, 1833–36

The Savage State

The Savage State

The Arcadian or Pastoral State

The Arcadian or Pastoral State

The Consummation of Empire

The Consummation of Empire

Destruction

Destruction

Desolation

Desolation

Ahead of the Herd

My friend Harry Nilsson used to say the definition of an artist was someone who rode away ahead of the herd and was sort of the lookout.

—Albert Brooks

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