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WILLEM DE KOONING ~ ON ORDER

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“The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves”
― Willem De Kooning

SAUL BELLOW ~ ON ADVICE

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“When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.”
Saul Bellow

EDWARD STEICHEN ~ THE PHOTOGRAPHER

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“Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.

Edward Steichen

“The Flatiron” 1905 by Edward Steichen
1897-1973

EDITH WHARTON ~ LONELINESS

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“The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!”
― Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930.

Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people “dreaded scandal more than disease.”

SAUL BELLOW ~ WRITING AT NIGHT

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“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
Saul Bellow

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER ~ ON THINKING

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“I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer

WILLEM DE KOONING ~ ON DESPERATION

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Willem de Kooning

My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate. Very seldom do I start out that way. I can see of course that, in the abstract, thinking and all activity is rather desperate.

Willem de Kooning

Standing Man by Willem de Kooning

MARK ROTHKO ~ THE ESSENCE OF ACADEMICISM

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It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism. There is no such thing as good painting about nothing.

Mark Rothko

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE ~ ON PAINTING

in Just a bit of everything and everyone.../Passion Of Art by
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“So I said to myself-I’ll paint what I see-what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking the time to look at it-I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.”
Georgia O’Keeffe on Painting

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE ~ ON PAINTING

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“So I said to myself-I’ll paint what I see-what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking the time to look at it-I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.”
Georgia O’Keeffe on Painting

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