Impulse, or: Impotence

A limerick A renowned oil painter, much admired, Shed tears of frustration, uninspired. Then, sultry canvas drew him in; His purist impulses caved to sin... Shaking, Ling flushed at the art that he'd sired. ‘What do you see’ Prompt #145 For Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo below as inspiration for writers to… Continue reading Impulse, or: Impotence

Consenting to dream of the actual world…

An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.-Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry (1871 – 1945) An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.-Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, known in English as George Santayana (1863 – 1952) Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission… Continue reading Consenting to dream of the actual world…

The most seductive thing about art…

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.-Henry Ward Beecher (1813 – 1887) Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.-Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) Every artist writes his own autobiography.-Henry Havelock Ellis (1859 – 1939) An… Continue reading The most seductive thing about art…