Monday, April 26, 2010

Powerful sketches & photography of the human body

Beauty is an experience, nothing else. It is not a fixed pattern or an arrangement of features. It is something felt, a glow or a communicated sense of fineness.

~D. H. Lawrence

Living beings are wondrous, are they not? For every moment we've ever berated our thighs for not looking perfect, have we ever thanked them enough for just carrying us through our days? Thank you to the artists who created these raw portrayals. I have included links to the original source along with the artist's name, when possible, if you'd like to learn more about their work.

A picture is a poem without words. ~Horace

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. ~Thomas Merton

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. ~Twyla Tharp

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We don't stop at our skin. ~Dolores Krieger

Flesh goes on pleasuring us, and humiliating us, right to the end. ~Mignon McLaughlin

I don't believe in an art that is not born out of man's need to open his heart. ~Edvard Munch

Body and mind, like man and wife, do not always agree to die together. ~Charles Caleb Colton

A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires. ~Hedy Lamarr


It is not beauty that endears, it's love that makes us see beauty. ~Tolstoy

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness. ~George Jean Nathan

Making a decision to have a child--it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

Alli Jiang

Beauty pleases the eyes only; Sweetness of disposition charms the soul. ~Voltaire

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears. ~Gertrude Stein


Patrick said...

Oconnor's is wonderful

Mary said...

Lovely collection - thanks for sharing. You always pick wonderful quotes as well. :)

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