Thursday, November 01, 2007

What Art Is


I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is. ~Jean-Michel Basquiat

8 comments:

Princess Haiku said...

This is a great quote!

Thanks for stopping by and having a look at my Halloween photos. The people in the town that I live in, go ghost wild and it was terrific fun.

polona said...

makes sense. either you know art or you don't.

Janice Thomson said...

Oh how true - going to hang that one on the wall!

Lizard Princess said...

True-
however, we do learn a lot from other people...but perhaps artists are better served to learn from other artists and from life itself than from some snooty-old critic! (please excuse the generalization!)

Lyrically speaking said...

Niiiiiiiiice, love the Basquiat pic

get zapped said...

princess- oh, it was my joy to see a town letting loose in a ghostly way!

polona- it's something that gets you in the bones...

janice- yea!

lp- well, I agree with you, we learn from others, but the critic is just that; a critic. It's great to hear from you as usual.

lyrically- me, too!

raindog said...

yes! love it.

studio lolo said...

Wonderful quote! For many of us, our worse critics are our inner ones. Art is personal, either it resonates with you or it doesn't. I don't feel we have the right to say what is or what isn't "art."