Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.
And the first crude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves, “It’s pretty, but is it Art?” -from the poem The Conundrum of the Workshops
by Rudyard Kipling
You do something, and then somebody else comes along and does it pretty.
What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things…it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface.
Artists can color the sky red because they know it’s blue. Those of us who aren’t artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we’re stupid.
“An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it.” Paul Valéry
“Art is never finished, only abandoned” Leonardo Da Vinci
If I didn’t start painting, I would have raised chickens.
“The first step – especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money – the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.”