09 June 2008
Hal Higdon, "Cultural Capital"; acrylic on canvas, 48" x 36"
"It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism. There is no such thing as good painting about nothing."
~ Mark Rothko (1903-1970)
"Art is not what we see; it is in the spaces between."
~ Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)
"Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist."
~ René Magritte (1898-1967)
"Imagination is the landscape in which the artist goes for a walk."
~ Méret Oppenheim (1913-1985)
"The paintings are the shadows of my adventures."
~ Francis Picabia (1879-1953)
Click on image to see larger version (and other works) at Hal Higdon's website. All other links in this post are to Wikipedia articles.