Thursday, September 30, 2010

Flower power

"Close your bodily eye, that you may see your picture first with the eye of the spirit. Then bring to light what you have seen in the darkness, that its effect may work back, from without to within."
~Caspar David Friedrich (1774 – 1840)

"The pure, frank sentiments we hold in our hearts are the only truthful sources of art. A painting which does not take its inspiration from the heart is nothing more than futile juggling. All authentic art is conceived at a sacred moment and nourished in a blessed hour; an inner impulse creates it, often without the artist being aware of it." ~Caspar David Friedrich

"If the artist sees nothing within him, then he should also refrain from painting what he sees before him." ~Caspar David Friedrich

"I must stay alone and know that I am alone to contemplate and feel nature in full; I have to surrender myself to what encircles me, I have to merge with my clouds and rocks in order to be what I am."
~Caspar David Friedrich

"The divine is everywhere, even in a grain of sand." ~Caspar David Friedrich

"Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them." ~Thomas Kinkade (b.1958)

"Beauty is found in anything that delights the senses, nourishes the soul, fires the imagination."
~Thomas Kinkade

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