Friday, 19 June 2015

Gombrich's Nuggets

Currently reading Art and Illusion by EH Gombrich. Some great finds:

Riccio's box in the shape of a crab, 16th Century

Made of bronze.

The Sacrifice Of Isaac, 3rd century AD


Durer's "Dresden Sketchbook" and other work on human proportion

"It is safer to be naughty on paper than in real life."
"Nothing succeeds like success, and nothing survives like survival."
"A moment of complete happiness never occurs in the creation of a work of art. The promise of it is felt in the act of creation, but disappears towards the completion of the work. For it is then that the painter realises that it is only a picture he is painting. Until then he had almost dared to hope that the picture might spring to life."- Lucian Freud

The idea of constellations as "the first rorschach"

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