Tuesday, November 25, 2008

There's More To Life Than Books You Know

‘Book-learning is a weak substitute for the stench and frustration of the laboratory, just as art history of a meager reading of pictures unless it is based on actual work in the studio. To a non-painter, oil paint is uninteresting and faintly unpleasant. To a painter, it is the life's blood: a substance so utterly entrancing, infuriating, and ravishingly beautiful that it makes it worthwhile to go back into the studio every morning, year after year, for an entire lifetime’

– James Elkins (2000:5)

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