Musings of the Artists Mind
The exquisite French mademoiselle walks stylishly, confident and certain that she is noticed by all the right people. Would you like to walk with her too?
She may be a lovely companion, always listening intently, giving your ego boosts with giggles and smiles at your every word. She may also be wonderful mind excitedly sharing great perspectives on all the current events and art. Inspiring you with her enthusiasm for life!
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What inspires an artist?
“All they see” is the first and most literal answer.
For me, that is literally hundreds of gallery & museum exhibits, thousands of books, and tens of thousands of images online.
Books that Inspired and Influenced my Experimentation:
When asked where to start a book collections, I almost always recommend these art bibles: Janson’s “History of Art” OR Phaidon’s “The Art Book” Both give a nice overview with good pictures. Once you’ve discovered what you are attracted to there most, you can then dig deeper into that area.
These are perhaps the most accessible influences, but the truth is that my influences run deep through thousands of books and works I’ve seen & read. If you have the time, you are free to visit my GoodReads library to see a fraction of the books I’ve read. These are the ones I remember, that is. Or you can visit the ever growing collection on my Pinterest account.