Monday, November 7, 2011

Quote o' the Week

This week in our Pop Art lesson we discussed Jasper John's artwork. We see the flag every morning as we say the Pledge of Allegiance and yet, do we really SEE the flag? Do we contemplate it? We are often too caught up in other thoughts to really see what is around us. To really know, to observe, to appreciate, to understand. The artist observes, brings to light, forms ideas. That is why an artist's concept is so important. Your concept for your artwork is so important! Our quotes this week are about observing, seeing and imagination. I love these quotes!

How it works:

Read the quotes below and write about how one (or more) applies to your life or how you can learn from it (10 points)


Make a visual representation of a quote - drawing, painting, etc. (5 to 100 points depending on quality and effort)

The quotes:

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."
~ Michelangelo

"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942

"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
~ Theodore Geisel

"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them."
~ Pablo Picasso

"Trust that little voice in your head that says "Wouldn't it be interesting if..." And then do it."
~ Duane Michals, "More Joy of Photography"

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed."
~ Albert Einstein