Thursday, September 23, 2010

To be original

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
           -- Edith Wharton

This is so basic that for most of my life I didn't even think to question it. But it's something one has to get over.

1 comment:

Bronislaus Janulis said...

I'm not sure I get what she is driving at; good artists are repetitive to get better.

Picasso made a comment that he "stole" from every one, but he was still very inventive.