Today I am starting a series of posts containing quotations related to the theme of art and artists. The quotations for today and tomorrow are about the role of artists.
The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation. – Auguste Rodin
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him. – Auguste Rodin
The artist is not a special kind of man, but every man is a special kind of artist. – Ananda Coomaraswamy
An artist is like a prophet. He must lead people and get them acquainted with what he sees. – George Buytendorp
Do you think everyone is an artist in some way? What do you see as the role of artists? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this in the comments.