Monday Motivator: The Point of a Painting

Monday motivator art quotes

“The point of a painting is, after all, for it to hang there, to be more noticeable than the wall, and more resonant with human presence than a poster or a reproduction of a painting, but less important than the lives of those looking at it.

“I think it’s enough for a painting to arrest a sensitive viewer with its motionless grace, even if the pleasure that affords is rather modest.”

Laurie Fendrich, “Confessions of an Abstract Painter“, The Chronicle of Higher Education 10 May 2002

Another important point of a painting is what creating it does for, and to, its maker.

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