Category Archives: In Their Own Words

Jean-Léon Gérôme, Pygmalion and Galatea Jean-Léon Gérôme, Pygmalion and Galatea, c. 1890, oil on canvas, 35 x 27 in., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

In Their Own Words: William Shakespeare

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” – William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Happy Valentine’s Day from The Art Minute

John Trumbull, Thomas Jefferson, 1788, oil on panel, 4.8" x 3", The White House, Washington, DC, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

In Their Own Words: Thomas Jefferson

“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits.”   Thomas Jefferson Happy Independence … Continue reading

Robert Rauschenberg, Retroactive I, 1963, Oil and silkscreen ink on canvas, 84 x 60 in., Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, Photo by Mary Ellen via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License.

In Their Own Words: John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy Happy Thanksgiving from The Art Minute.

Anish Kapoor, C Curve, 2007, Exhibited in Brighton in 2009, Photo by Dominic Alves via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

In Their Own Words: Anish Kapoor

“I think I understand something about space. I think the job of a sculptor is spatial as much as it is to do with form.” Anish Kapoor 

Gerhard Richter, Christa and Wolfi, 1964, oil on canvas, 59 x 51 1/4 in., Art Institute of Chicago, Photo by Kent Baldner via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License.

In Their Own Words: Gerhard Richter

“When I paint from a photograph, conscious thinking is eliminated. I don’t know what I am doing. My work is far closer to the Informel than to any kind of ‘realism’. The photograph has an abstraction of its own, which … Continue reading