art. matters.

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” 
– Pablo Picasso

Wilhelm List (Austrian ,1864-1918)

 “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” 
– Henry Ward Beecher

A Young Girl Defending Herself against Eros
Artist/Maker(s): William Adolphe Bouguereau (French, 1825 – 1905)
Culture: French, Date: about 1880

 “A picture is a poem without words.” 
– Horace

Michael Rakowitz

Detail of Michael Rakowitz’s work at Barbara Wien Gallery in Berlin.

 These pieces, modeled after lost archeological objects, were made with Arabic newspapers and food stuffs and are part of a massive re-construction project of his, “The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist”


Paul Gauguin

“The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.” 
– Jawaharlal Nehru

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“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”
 – Georgia O’Keeffe

The artist and the apprentice, Vladimir Makovsky

Fireworks in Naples

Oswald Achenbach, 1875

Jane Graverol,  Belgian surrealist painter

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“What art is, in reality, is this missing link, not the links which exist. 
It’s not what you see that is art; art is the gap.” 
– Marcel Duchamp



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