Monday, February 9, 2009

a gist from the gist of art

"Don't be afraid to borrow. The great men, the most original, borrowed from everybody. Witness Shakespeare and Rembrandt. They borrowed from the technique of tradition and created new images by the power of their imagination and human understanding."
(John Sloan -- Gist of Art, 1939)

(pictured: John Sloan's 1912 A Window on the Street; Bowdoin College Museum of Art)