As the spiral of modern art history continues to wind down, we can see the increasing demand for tradition in the visual arts.
Art is an international language, understood by all.
The ability to draw from life determines the artist's skill. This is why live drawing classes have always been at the top of the curriculum for properly structured academic workshops.
Painting is a mosaic of colors weaved into a seamless whole.
If you have ambitions to go beyond your dreams, you should not seek to copy others' styles, but rather aim to acquire the fundamentals of the timeless principles of academic school, which is a prerequisite for the development of your Uniqueness as an Artist.
One can compare art education to the solid foundation for a house - once it's built properly, it will hold any shape or form you will place on it.
Even though these are different times, right now we are particularly thinking about what is leadership, and Washington's qualities are as needed today as they were at the founding of this great nation.
The more you paint the more fluent you are with your brush.
It's a luxury to have so much time, especially with someone so important and busy. You have to get a feel for the person.
When we think of Leonardo da Vinci, the last thing that comes to mind is the nationality of the artist. The great masters belong to the world.
In visual art it's better once to see, than one hundred times to hear.
Insecurity prevents young artists from 'flying' and older artists from being 'down to earth.' Young artists should work on their confidence and the older ones on their humility.
Envy derives from insecurity.
Painting should educate and enrich. Modern painting merely offers a split-second emotion: You see it, you have an instant reaction and move on. Instead, real painting can be looked at over and over again and each time it has something new.
I choose to paint beauty.
Artists with a capital 'A' are at ease working in all areas of art, whether it is a contemporary abstract painting or work requiring methods and techniques of the Renaissance Masters.
The purpose of Art Education is to teach you how to draw.
Portrait painters' mission is to portray people and the beauty of Creation. They should stay clear of ego.
Even when you paint, you never stop drawing.
Don't share your secrets if you preface them with 'just don't tell anybody.
Perhaps one of the most essential exercises in learning to paint is the copying of master works in the museums.
It is sinful for students to badmouth their teachers and sinful for teachers to mislead their students.
Different instructors' approaches may 'clash' with each other and result in confusion and unclear direction for the students. It's like attempting to learn how to write using both hands at the same time. How far would you go?
Whether it is drawing or painting, skilled Artists usually deliver a faster result without jeopardizing the quality, simply because they don't have to waste their time on fixing mistakes.
We're all God's children. We are all special people, and the Pope is no different.
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