Thursday, December 23, 2010

quotes by Agnes Martin

“I was taught: “you are important, people are important beyond anything else’ I thought that I was big and the work was small. It is not possible to go on that way.” “The function of artwork is the stimulation of sensibilities, the renewal of memories of moments of perfection. Perfection is far away. Art work is hard.” “Artwork is a working through of disappointments and a growing recognition of failure to the point of defeat, but still we wake up, and there is inspiration. We go on.

Be defeated. Carry on. It is a discipline.”

“The truth about life and the mystery of beauty are the same. They are the first concern of everyone.”


  1. Anonymous1:38 am

    good quotes
    i needed these tonight.

  2. I need to master the art of being discplined. Must carry on.
    Thank you for these quotes. Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2011.

  3. What wise and beautiful words. Thanks for sharing them with us. Your mother sounds a very beautiful and thoughtful woman.

    Sweet little Christmas handstitching.

    Sending warm wishes for a Christmas filled with the Joy and Wonder of the season.

    Jacky xox

  4. Encouraging quotes. Thank you.

    Wishing a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  5. Gauri8:48 am

    well said...nice to visit your blog.its great


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