It’s important to slow down and take time for self-care, and art can be the perfect entry to a moment of rest.
I believe that the beauty of repetition is something that is not explored enough yet.
Whoever wants to know something about me, they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognize what I am and what I want.
Focusing isn’t just an optical activity, it is also a mental one.
Enjoy this guided meditation paired with Mary Cassatt’s A Portrait of the Artist’s Mother. Follow along with the audio or text below.
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
Always continue walking a lot and loving nature, for that’s the real way to learn to understand art better and better. Painters understand nature and love it, and teach us to see.
I found that the very landscapes started looking like prints to me. I do not paint subjective impressions. My work is based on reality, I cannot falsify, even though I can simplify.
To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.
The artist discards all theories, both his own and those of others. He forgets everything when he is in front of his canvas.
As basic rules of a language must be practiced continually, and therefore are never fixed, so exercises toward distinct color effects never are done or over. New and different cases will be discovered time and again.