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Beatrice Wood on the Judging of Art

Beatrice Wood on the Judging of Art

“In a way, artists are ragged. If a name gets known, we begin looking at the paintings much more tenderly, than if it’s an unknown artist. I just think I’ve just been very fortunate because I was associated years ago with …

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Marina Abramovic on Performance Art

Marina Abramovic on Performance Art

Marina Abramovic on Performance Art   “I test the limits of myself in order to transform myself, but I also take the energy from the audience and transform it. It goes back to them in a different way. This is why people in the audience often cry or become... Read More
Leonora Carrington on being not a muse

Leonora Carrington on being not a muse

Leonora Carrington on being "not a muse"     “I didn’t have time to be anyone’s muse…I was too busy rebelling against my family and learning to be an artist.”     Leonora Carrington, 1983, quoted in Whitney Chadwick, Women Artists... Read More
Mrs Laura Knight – The  Famous Artist

Mrs Laura Knight – The Famous Artist

Dame Laura Knight on male interference during the filming of Mrs Laura Knight – The Famous Artist (British Pathé, 1927)   “A crowd of serious-faced men discussed the advisability of the semi-nude, while I watched the red in their faces turn to bright blue in the... Read More
Sonia Delaunay Quilt for Charles

Sonia Delaunay Quilt for Charles

About 1911 I had the idea of making for Charles, who had just been born, a blanket composed of bits of fabric like those I had seen in the houses of Russian peasants. When it was finished, the arrangement of the pieces of material …

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