When the wisdom of the present is blinded by its own arrogant magnificence, only the reckless belligerence of youth is capable of saving us of from ourselves. Had this not been an integral part of human evolution, life as we know it would never have been possible, would never change. . . would never get better.
Like a bad speech, a bad painting is endurable for the first five minutes. After ten, an enormous amount of patience and polite endurance is required to continue looking at it. After fifteen, it becomes unbearable. After twenty minutes downright annoying – for the repeated yawns it inevitably causes.
Only through imitation do we develop toward originality. – John Steinbeck – American author (1902-1968)
Though underestimated by some, Prince Charles will undoubtedly be a good King. As a painter he has learned that the process, the concept of ever-learning, holds more riches than the becoming or the being.
A loving and generous gift, ill received, is no less loving and generous.
War requires military intelligence. Peace, an intelligent military
As long as comic strips say more truths about us than a $100 + an hour analyst, newspapers will remain a good buy.
It is possible to draw and paint if you are afraid of the world but impossible if you are afraid of yourself.
Art is our maker, not our slave.
Where anorexic “barbies” are the height of feminine esthetics and victimhood is the new heroism sold to children, contemporary creation of artworks cannot help but be expressively depressive.