Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Grandma Moses Quotes: The Mind of the Painter

Quotes by Grandma Moses reveal her practical and philosophical outlook on life. These examples will prove the point.

"A primitive artist is an amateur whose work sells."

In her case, she was an untrained artist that begin painting late in life, and her paintings sold and went way up in value.

"If you know somethin' well, you can always paint it, but people would be better off buyin' chickens."

The above quote speaks volumes on its own. She lived through The Great Depression and understood the practicality of owning chickens. Such homespun wisdom added to her popularity.

"I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint, I just close my eyes and imagine a scene."

Here she speaks of adding her imagination to her observations and painting scenes that many people could relate to, and they liked her work because they could understand it.

Grandma Moses enjoyed painting and making pronouncements about life. Her work and her life embodied a complete and integrated way of thinking and living.

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