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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by BROWNer, Nov 14, 2001.

  1. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest


    "...the object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same
    intensity." ~ Alberto Giacometti

    "The best reason to paint is that there is no reason to paint....I'd like to pretend that I've
    never seen anything, never read anything, never heard anything...and then make
    something....Every time I make something I think about the people who are going to see
    it and every time I see something, I think about the person who made it....Nothing is
    important...so everything is important."
    ~ Keith Haring (June 15, 1986 NYC)

    "I paint in order not to cry." ~ Paul Klee

    "Art is a lie that helps us to realize the truth." ~ Pablo Picasso

    "It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a
    child." ~ Pablo Picasso

    "What good are computers? They can only give you answers."
    ~ Pablo Picasso

    "Art is like recess for the mind." ~ a second grader

    and the killer:

    "The function of Art is to disturb. Science reassures." ~ George Braque
  2. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    more....add if you like....

    "The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery." ~ Francis Bacon

    "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."
    ~ Brancusi

    "Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing."
    ~ Salvador Dali (as much as i dislike dali, this is a primo quote)

    "Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things." ~
    Edgar Degas

    "Painting is easy for those that do not know how, but very difficult for
    those that do!" ~ Edgar Degas (haha..)

    "Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything." ~
    Eugene Delacroix

    "The big artist...keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools."
    ~Thomas Eakins

    "Words pervert thoughts, writing distorts words." ~Giacometti

    and the killer:

    "The scholar specializing in any field will find that the more one knows,
    the more one has to learn, and never should one hope to reach full knowledge,
    besides, full knowledge would be death itself." ~Alberto Giacometti
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    "The function of Art is to disturb. Science reassures." ~ George Braque

    I really hate Braque for saying things like that.

    Good thread.
  4. beardo

    beardo Guest

    excellent, there were a few in there that i've always gone by. heres a new one. and very on point lately for me personally

    "Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things." ~
    Edgar Degas
  5. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    haha, i was gonna post that one beardo.
    tesseract..i know....and whats with the klee quote?
  6. TEARZ

    TEARZ Guest


    ahhh. one of the more compelling reasons...
    i love paul klee. even though he was semi-old when he died, it was a shame that he died so early. he was still going places. all the later work so dark and scary. still great though. humph. i dig, par usual, brown man.
  7. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    maybe we should get some pics goin'....
    mix and match a batch....
  8. wow, i am so glad i have absolutely nothing to contribute to this thread.

    *bashing head on desk*
  9. Time, Gentlemen, Please,

    The traditional cry ïf the English pub landlord at closing time, 'Time, gentlemen, please!',
    is here taken by Kokoschka to signify the approach ïf death. The painter has just answered a knock ïn the door; it is Death, a bearded ancient who steps inside with his hands still ïn the door-bolt. The recipient ïf the summons turns his face away; he stares out at the viewer, startled by the suddenness ïf dying.
    The wild brushwork and the expressive colour are characterstic ïf Kokoschka's late work. The physiognomy, too, quickly and roughly built up in a few brushstrokes, and overwhelmingly expressive, is a mark of the very last Ñeriïd in Kokoschka's career. Kokoschka painted this picture at the age of eighty-five. It is his last self-portrait. and in a sense his last word as an artist.
  10. Rodney Trotter

    Rodney Trotter Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 23, 2001 Messages: 1,683 Likes Received: 1
    "Fuck art, let's fuck!"

    I don't know who said it, but it sounds good to me! :crazy:
  11. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    browner i demand(politely ofcourse) that you come to CT ASAP...why?, well we have important things to discuss, music to swap, theorires to explore, walls to be painted(leaf fills), bridges to meditate under, coffee to drink/chess to play, the ruins of old new england barns to photograph, and now especially of importance is the Alberto Giacometti exhibit at the Modern Museum of Art in nyc...his theories and scupltures flip me on my head and drop me through this dimensional floor....ill pick you up at the train station on friday say around six...splendid...expect lots of work, these are serious times and serious issues....rOe
  12. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    "wow, i am so glad i have absolutely nothing to contribute to this thread. "-serkoff

    i dont believe that for a sec....ikea...hahaha...shit still kills me....r
  13. bumdigger

    bumdigger Guest

    "do you have dis dick?"
    "what is dis dick?"
    "dis dick motherfucker do you have it"
  14. DIBS

    DIBS Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 11, 2000 Messages: 1,302 Likes Received: 1
    all of these quotes are taken from http://www.warhol.dk/
    whenever i need to laugh i go here and read warhol quotes
    i cant believe the things this guy said:

    I want to invent a new kind fast food, and I was thinking, what about a waffle thing that had the food on one side and the drink on the other - like ham and Coke? You could eat and drink at the same time.

    And you know, I was thinking the other day about commercial movies and then all the great art movies, and I've decided something: Commercial things really do stink. As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks. I know I always rave and say my favorite movies are things like The Other Side of Midnight and The Betsy, but I guess I'm going to change my tune. You have to do stuff that average people don't understand, because those are the only good things. And even though the arty foreign movies are boring to sit through, at least they try to do creative things. So I'm going to start going to the New Yorker and seeing strange movies again. I'm missing so much, going to parties.

    Victor gave me a call and said that he'd been with some Amsterdam boys and that everybody's afraid of getting the gay cancer so now they fuck with theirbig toe. Now it's (laughs) whoever has the biggest toe. He said, "It's wild."

    Entertainment Tonight got me on the way in and asked me who I voted for and I said, "For the winner," and they said, "Who's that?" and I said, "The winner is the winner."
    I don't even know what I meant. If they ever put all the clips they've ever gotten of me together they'd see that I'm a moron and finally stop asking me questions.

    Machine's have less problems. I'd like to be a machine, wouldn't you ?

    I like boring things.

    I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.

    Tab Hunter should star in a movie of my life. People would be much happier imagining that I was as handsome as that. I mean, the real Bonnie and Clyde sure didn't look like Faye and Warren. Who want's the truth? That's what show business is for, to prove that it's not what you are that counts, it's what they think you are.

    and the best thing is these have'nt got anything to do with art.and many more to be had.warhol is hilarious to me.a great artist but a silly person.

    NOVAGIRL Member

    Joined: Jan 12, 2001 Messages: 989 Likes Received: 1
    i love sex....

    "art is vice. you don't marry it legitimately, you rape it"-Degas

    "why don't they stick to murder and leave the art to us?"-Jacob Epstein
    British sculptor

    "art for art's sake"

    "art is born of humiliation"-W.H. Auden

    "the opposite of art is indifference"-i'm not sure who said this but it seems true if you think about it...what really is the opposite of art? it's not evoking any feelings nice or naughty...or indifference