Quote of the Day

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The material of the artist lies not

within himself nor in the

fabrications of his imagination,

but in the world around him.

 

The element which gives life to

the great Picassos and Cezannes,

to the paintings of Van Gogh,

is the relationship of the artist

to context, to the truth of the real

world.

 

It is the way he sees this world and translates

it into art that determines whether the work

of art becomes a new and active force within

reality, to widen and transform man’s

experience.

 

The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found

anywhere far from where he lives or a few

feet away. It is always on his doorstep.

 

 

Paul Strand

(1890-1976)

American Photographer & Filmmaker

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