Friday, August 6, 2010

Art Lessons

Corot, Artist's Studio, Young Woman with a Mandolin

Some good quotes, taken from Robert Hale's Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters:

"I work on all parts of my painting at the same time, improving it...until I find that the effect is complete." --Corot

"A mirror is a good judge for you to have. It is marvelous how every weakness in a painting is so clearly revealed in a mirror." --Alberti

"A painter who has no doubts about his own ability will attain very little. When his work exceeds his judgement, the artist learns nothing. But when his judgement is superior to his work, he will never cease to improve, unless his love of money interferes with his progress." --Leonardo

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