Saturday, August 14, 2010

Art Does Not Have to Match your Sofa!

End of the Marsh, 20x24, acrylic on panel, Jan Blencowe

Art Does Not Have to Match your Sofa!

I want to know where it says
“The art you put in your home has to match your sofa.”
First of all, art is not meant to decorate your home,
art is meant to decorate your soul.

It is the signature of every civilization that ever left its mark on the earth.
It breaks all the rules and shakes off the dust of everyday life.

With a power like that who cares if it matches your sofa?
Let it match your soul!

Robert Lyn Nelson a fellow artist on Twitter posted this gem last week. He found it on a calendar, so neither of us knows who to attribute it to, but its words are so true that I thought they were worth passing along to you.

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Dusty Pines said...

what a lovely painting - so full of autumn air & light - i esp like the sky reflections in the water! & good quote! (i did my two couch paintings when i'd come across something similar!) wonder where it originated . . . thank you!

AutumnLeaves said...

True words and gorgeous autumnal painting. My favorite season!