Thursday, 12 April 2018

Vienna

"In Berlin, things are serious but not hopeless. In Vienna they are hopeless but not serious."

(Karl Kraus)











"Emily Dickinson was wrong: hope is not the thing with feathers. The thing with feathers is my cousin. We're sending him to a specialist in Vienna."

(Woody Allen)

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Vienna

"In Vienna it's impossible to be overlooked. You can only be ignored."

(Alexander Lowen)















"The loveliest girl in Vienna 
Was Alma, the smartest as well. 
Once you picked her up on your antenna, 
You'd never be free of her spell."

(Tom Lehrer)

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Paris

"If you have ever walked in Paris, you will see that Paris will ever walk in your memories!"

(Mehmet Murat Ildan)











"It is impossible for a Parisian to resist the desire to flick through the old volumes laid out by a bookseller."

(Gerard de Nerval)



Thursday, 1 March 2018

Paris

"Oh London is a mans town, there's power in the air; And Paris is a women's town, with flowers in her hair; And its sweet to dream in Venice, and it's great to study Rome; But when it comes to living, there is no place like home:

(Henry Van Dyke)









"Paris isn't a city it's a world."

(Lepota L Cosmo)

Monday, 26 February 2018

Paris

"Paris is a place in which we can forget ourselves, reinvent, expunge the dead weight of our past."

(Michael Simpkins)











"Paris is a narcotic for man alone. A never-ending labyrinth where the anxiety of freedom is relieved."

(Frederico Castigliano) 

Monday, 5 February 2018

Selfie

"Self-deceit is a most damaging trait. The remedy, for an artist, is to paint a self portrait."

(Scott Kahn)


"And if what they say is true..if every great painting is really a self portrait..what, if anything, is Fabritius saying about himself?"

(Donna Tartt. The Goldfinch)



Friday, 2 February 2018

Studio

"The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls, and it is impossible to say that in some among them , drawing and colour are better or worse than others."

(August Rodin)





"If you have an idea, you have to move on it, to make a gesture, drawing is an immediate way of articulating that idea-of making a gesture that is both physical and intellectual."

(Jeff Koons)

Friday, 22 December 2017

Merry Christmas

Thank you all for visiting both the fine line and the studio blogs, have a great Christmas and may the new year bring you all the good things you wish for.