Monday, January 30, 2012

artists...

"The strange and popularly accepted belief that great artists were invariably wayward, and are excused for it on the grounds of special privileges, is as false as it is impossible. No great artist ever thrived on such principles. If stories have been handed down to us of moral lapses in the lives of the masters, their work survives in spite of the mistakes, and not on account of them. No art justifies anything but honest, straightforward living. The moral superiority of Beethoven, the greatest of them all, comes to mind while I write this. Do we hear any of this in the art schools? Decidedly no." - N.C. Wyeth (1919)

1 comment:

tfpld1963@aol.com said...

thanks for posting this quote! Love that it came from Wyeth.. a master in his own right.

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