Tuesday, March 10, 2015

"Creativity takes courage"

"Creativity takes courage" said Henri Matisse. Indeed, one has to be bold enough to create something new and display it without fearing the scrutiny of others. Any artwork that follows the norms defeats its purpose, as it is above all an adventure of the mind, a beauty created out of chaos. Another pertinent line from Matisse: "An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success."

I truly believe that one of the things which makes the world we live in enjoyable is a perfect work of art. Countless beautiful pieces have been created by the following famous artists, of which only a few are depicted below.

Artwork by Henri Matisse
"There are always flowers for those who want to see them."― Henri Matisse

"View of Murnau" by Kandinsky
"Art is not vague production, transitory and isolated, but a power which must be directed to the improvement and refinement of the human soul."― Wassily Kandinsky

"Noon Landscape" by Nicolas de Staël
 "You never paint what you see or think you see. You paint with a thousand vibrations the blow that has struck you: how can you be struck and not cry out in anger?" ―Nicholas de Stael

"Landscape with big trees" by Camille Pissarro
"Don't be afraid in nature: one must be bold, at the risk of having been deceived and making mistakes." ― Camille Pissarro

"The Sea at Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer" by Van Gogh
 "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."Vincent Van Gogh

"Landscape with Dead and Live Trees" by Pablo Picasso
"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."Pablo Picasso

Artwork by Paul Gauguin
"I shut my eyes in order to see."― Paul Gauguin

Artwork by Claude Monet
"Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment." Claude Monet

"Fall" by Robert Henri
“All real works of art look as though they were done in joy.” ― Robert Henri