An artist’s originality is balanced by a corresponding conservatism, a superstitiousness, about it; which might be boiled down to “What worked before will work again.”
The best work of artists in any age is the work of innocence liberated by technical knowledge. The laboratory experiments that led to the theory of pure color equipped the impressionists to paint nature as if it had only just been created.
American Women Writers
Memorable Quotations: American Women Writers of the Past
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