Sunday, September 27, 2009

William Steig

"Internally, everyone functions like an artist, constantly creating mental pictures of his moving, changing whereabouts. These pictures are not 'photographic' but 'abstract,' the emphasis being on movement, direction, shape, texture, and so forth - the feel of things. This mental picture is a practical necessity of our everyday lives. The act of ardent spectator re-creates the painting, following the same paths of energy laid down by the artist. He experiences again what the artist experienced in making the painting: movement, emotion, glory, and man's boundless creative power and wonder - which is respect for life."

from an article entitled, "Notes on Art"

For more on Steig see this previous post and click on the link about his recently toured exhibit...

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