The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. — Aristotle
The Sketchbook Project
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness. — James McNeill Whistler
I remember the first time I saw someone’s painstakingly precise representation of a Renoir drawn on the pavement around Washington square.My first thought was; “How beautiful, and amazingly detailed for pastel on concrete” followed by “God I hope it doesn’t rain.”
Today, walking through Union Square, I was reminded of that feeling.
From sand castles that get washed away to ice sculptures that melt,
we so often see art made only for the moment. It’s like life, whether we like it or not… it fades, we can only truly appreciate it while it is there in front of us in all of it’s glory.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. ~Leonardo da Vinci