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Inspiration Is For Amateurs
Old 12-27-2010, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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According to American painter and photographer, Chuck Close, "Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work."

Close's statement seems to reject the notion that a person (other than the artist himself or herself) or a thing or an activity is what inspires art. It also also seems to reject the divine as the source of inspiration. READ MORE?


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I don't agree with your interpretation, but you make some interesting points, Mr. D.
I've enjoyed your blog - thanks for the work, and a happy New Year, sir.
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't agree with your interpretation, but you make some interesting points, Mr. D.
I've enjoyed your blog - thanks for the work, and a happy New Year, sir.
Thanks, professor. I do understand what he was (most likely) saying. In essence, he was saying that pros don't have the "luxury" of seeking or waiting for inspiration. I was simply exploring the statement from some other perspectives.
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