10 COMMANDMENTS of ART

 

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF ART

 

I.          Inspiration doesn’t last – stop in time.

(inspiration can occur only while you are working)

II.         Forget your likes and dislikes.

(value and accomplishment is rarely recognizable by the artist in the moment of creating)

III.       If it is not difficult, it is not worth while.

(the struggle peals back the layer of the eternal superficial)

IV.       You must feel completely discouraged before  you can progress.

(the mind must be subdued into its role as coordinator of the senses, discouragement is its voice.)

V.        Never examine your reasons for painting.  The answer can only be found in your work by others.

(let posterity take care of itself.)

VI.       Never paint with your mind.  Never paint with your feelings.  Paint and draw what your eye wants.

(faith and discovery are revealed when the eye perceives.)

VII.      Don’t be an art critic before you are an artist.

(art must be intelligent not intellectual)

VIII.    It’s better to be stupid than phony.

(all art is a self-portrait, good people only can make good art.)

IX.       Say one thing only, but make the most of it.

(find the essence and accept it. Therein lies the metaphor.)

X.         Never worry about how it looks.

( the role of art is to penetrate the soul not to placate the spirit.)

TO QUOTE PICASSO; ” I DON’T SEARCH, I FIND”; ( FAITH IN LIFE, TRUST IN YOURSELF,  THE INNOCENCE OF SELF)

 

 

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