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“Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life” —Oscar Wilde

Ars Longa D

Art is long
As sidewalk heroes
Curb evil

The most important thing in art is the frame – because, without this humble appliance, you can’t know where The Art stops and The Real World begins —Frank Zappa

Ars Longa 2

Life goes on
As creative juice
Leaves fruit trees

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on —Robert Frost

Ars Longa 5

Art is long
As Archimedes’
Lever spans

Works of art often last forever, or nearly so —Jerry Saltz 

Ars Longa E

Life goes on
As touchstones heartfelt
Fingers paint

Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation —Salvador Dali

Ars Longa 9

Art is long
As colors drifting
On a swan

To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture —Pablo Picasso

Ars Longa L

Life goes on
As shutters open
To drawn blinds

What do you hang on the walls of your mind? —Eve Arnold

Ars Longa XV

Art is long
As aisles of easels
Stories tall

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it —Anais Nin

Ars Longa 7i

Life goes on
As night into light
A dream dawns

Man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage —Morris West

Ars Longa 1

Art is long
As urban breeze blocks
Catch the drift

Even the earliest cave paintings in France and Spain had natural motion —Gerald Vizenor

Ars Longa K

As art shows
Ways through reason’s doubt
Life goes on

What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit —John Updike

Ars Longa 8

Life goes on
As microwaves roam
Through time zones

 When you are on the phone or on the air you have no body —Marshall McLuhan

Ars Longa J

Art is long
As liberated
Urban mind

If you look at Paleolithic cave paintings, you see how people were depicted inside nature, not outside it. It was a kind of dream time. That’s what I’m exploring —Gregory Colbert

Ars Longa 10

Life goes on
As city slickers
Paint the barn

Art and life are inseparable —Eva Hesse


6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Beautifully done, E Sum

    May 15, 2022
    • On behalf of the creative team I speak for, Thank you, Thank you, friend George. 🙂

      May 16, 2022
  2. Wow, I loved this one. Every frame spoke to me. Every graphic wowed me. I really loved the crying rainbow. Oh, I think I will play with that idea! These quotes were great; I was unfamiliar with them but not the speakers, many of which I love.

    May 15, 2022
    • Wowed by your Wow, LuAnne. Thank you! I can see that crying rainbow cheering up the Detroit Institute of Art. 🙂

      May 15, 2022
      • Not so much visual art but a poem idea, but now you have put another idea in my little head. 🙂

        May 15, 2022
      • Why not play with both, poem and picture? Twice delight. 🙂

        May 15, 2022

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