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"It is not too much to say that art is the noting of the existence of order throughout the world, and so, order stirs imagination and inspires one to reproduce this beautiful relationship existing in the universe, as best one can."

-  Robert Henri, THE ART SPIRIT

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"Art after all is but an expression of sensations too subtle for words. The great artist has not reproduced nature, but has expressed by his extract the most choice sensation it has made upon him. An artist must have imagination. An artist who does not use him imagination is a mechanic."

-  Robert Henri, THE ART SPIRIT

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"After all the error rests in the mistaken idea that the subject of a painting is the object painted."
-  Robert Henri, THE ART SPIRIT
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"In 1954 Lucian Freud wrote that 'the picture in order to move us must never merely remind us of life, but must acquire a life of its own, precisely in order to reflect life'."

- Martin Gayford, Man with a Blue Scarf On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud