Artistic Growth Quotes

Artistic Growth
I think that one’s art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows. – Emily Carr

Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is. – Willa Cather

There is at the back of every artist’s mind something like a pattern or a type of architecture. … This general atmosphere, and pattern or structure of growth, governs all his creations, however varied. – G.K. Chesterton

Art is not an amusement, nor a distraction, nor is it, as many men maintain, an escape from life. On the contrary, it is a high training of the soul, essential to the soul’s growth, to its unfoldment. – Lawren Harris

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