Artists in Quotation: A Dictionary of the Creative Thoughts of Painters, Sculptors, Designers, Writers, Educators, and Others

Artists in Quotation: A Dictionary of the Creative Thoughts of Painters, Sculptors, Designers, Writers, Educators, and Others

by Donna Ward La Cour (Compiler)

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Overview

This anthology of more than 1900 quotations spans the centuries since humans first put ideas to pen. There are 76 categories, from abstract art to wisdom, with the fully attributed quotes (author, source, date) then subarranged approximately chronologically. The larger categories are subdivided into narrower subject sections.
Some of the sentiments are delightful, others spring insights like traps, still others seem so crafted as to define seemingly forever their subject.
The author index gives the quoted artists’ birth and death dates, country of origin and medium of expression.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786473953
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/12/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Donna Ward La Cour of Colorado Springs, has studied art at the University of Colorado and elsewhere and has worked many years in the design departments of commercial printers and publishers.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Preface xi

Abstract Art 2

Value of. . . 3

Amateur 4

Art 4

Power of. . . 7

Study of. . . 8

Value of. . . 8

What Is Art?. . 10

The Artist 11

.. .and Nature 12

. ..as Leader 13

.. .as Student 14

Function of. . . 14

Mind of. . . 15

Beauty 17

...as Communicating

Source 18

Kinds of. .. 19

Power of. . . 19

Study of. . . 20

Value of. . . 20

Challenge 21

Color 22

Efect of. . . 25

Value of. . . 27

Communication 29

Composition 31

Contemplation 32

Creativity 33

The Creative Force 34

The Creative Personality 34

The Creative Process 36

. . .and Society 39

. . . as God’s Gift 40

Value of. . . 45

Design 42

Drawing 43

Value of. . . 41

Dream 46

Empathy 47

Experience 49

Experiment 50

Expression 51

.. .of the Inner World 53

Mode of.. . 55

Failure 56

Feeling 57

. ..in Art 57

. . .in the Artist 58

Form 59

Freedom 61

Genius 63

Expectations of. . . 64

Value of. .. 65

Gesture 66

Giving 67

Goals 67

Lack of. . . 69

Means to. . . 70

Value of. . . 71

Happiness 72

Harmony 73

Ideas 74

Effect of. .. 75

Source of. . . 75

Value of. . . 75

Images 76

Plastic. .. 78

Imagination 79

Source of. . . 80

Value of. .. 80

Individuality 81

Being Oneself 83

Effect of. .. 84

Inspiration 85

Source of. .. 87

Value of. . . 90

Instinct 91

Intuition 92

. . .as Breakthrough 94

Knowledge 92

Lack of. .. 95

Obtaining. .. 97

Value of. . . 97

Landscape 98

Life 99

Artistic. .. 100

Joy of.. . 101

Productive . . . 101

Light 102

Line 103

Love 104

Medium 104

Model 105

Movement 108

Music 108

Nature 108

Art Imitates. . . 109

.. . as Inspiration 110

Observation 111

Creative. . . 112

The Eye. . . 114

Order 115

Creative. .. 115

Value of. . . 116

Originality 116

Painters 117

Kinds of. . . 117

. . .on Painters 117

. . . on Painting 119

Painting 120

. . .as a Driving Force 122

Practice of. . . 122

Study of. .. 125

Value of. . . 125

Perfection 126

Perseverance 127

Poetry 128

. . . as Language 129

Value of. . . 130

Portrait 131

Professionalism 132

Quality 133

...and Taste 134

Source of. .. 135

Reality 136

Realism 138

Sculpture 138

Sensitivity 139

Simplicity 140

Solitude 141

Creative. .. 142

Value of. . . 144

Spirit 145

. . .and Self-Knowledge 146

. . . and the Universe Within 148

Still Life 149

Success 150

Motives for. . . 151

Negative Aspects of. .. 152

Talent 153

. . . and Genius 154

Successful. . . 154

. . .as a Gift 155

Technique 156

Value of. . . 157

Time 159

Transcendence 159

Importance of. . . 161

Truth 163

Creative. .. 164

Need for. . . 165

Ugliness 166

Understanding 166

The Viewer 167

.. . as Unifying Force 168

Virtue 170

Wisdom 171

Author Index 173

Subject Index 188

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