English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. David Hockney has at the forefront of issues of representation in art for decades. His photo-collages (“joiners”) have become iconic while his theories of the use of technology in advancing the practices of representation throughout the history of western art are provocative and controversial.

View more Videos On Photographers here.

Read conversations with photographers here.

Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes on abstraction.

“Art is not a thing; it is a way.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.” – Stephen Sondheim

“All religions, arts, and sciences are branches of the same tree.” – Albert Einstein

“Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Art disturbs, science reassures.” – Georges Braque, Le Jour et la nuit

“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.” – Eugene Ionesco

“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.” – Paul Cezanne

“Art is literacy of the heart” – Elliot Eisner

“All art is but imitation of nature.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Great art picks up where nature ends.” – Marc Chagall

“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” – Andre Gide

“The perfection of art is to conceal art.” – Quintilian

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle

“While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality… true art lies in a reality that is felt.” – Odilon Redon

The principle of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.” – Jerzy Kosinski

“That art is best which suggests most.” – Austin O’Malley

“What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things… it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface.” – Constantin Brancusi

“Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.” – Khalil Gibran

“The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” – Jonathan Swift

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas

“Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.” – Paul Klee

“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” ― Pablo Picasso

Find more Creativity Quotes here.

Discover more quotes daily in my Twitter and Facebook streams.

 

“In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” Her neighbors’ answers — surprising, poignant, funny — became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What’s your answer?)

Candy Chang creates art that prompts people to think about their secrets, wishes and hopes — and then share them. She is a TED Senior Fellow.”

Watch more creativity videos here.

“Radio host Julie Burstein talks with creative people for a living — and shares four lessons about how to create in the face of challenge, self-doubt and loss. Hear insights from filmmaker Mira Nair, writer Richard Ford, sculptor Richard Serra and photographer Joel Meyerowitz.

As a producer, Julie Burstein builds places to talk (brilliantly) about creative work. Her book “Spark: How Creativity Works” shares what she has learned.”

Watch more creativity videos here.

“Street artist JR made a wish in 2011: Join me in a worldwide photo project to show the world its true face. Now, a year after his TED Prize wish, he shows how giant posters of human faces, pasted in public, are connecting communities, making change, and turning the world inside out. You can join in atinsideoutproject.net

With a camera, a dedicated wheatpasting crew and the help of whole villages and favelas, 2011 TED Prize winner JR shows the world its true face.”

Watch more creativity videos here.

My new book Process details the many aspects of my creative process.
I hope you’ll find it to be useful as well as interesting.

“An artist’s creations come out of far more than the activities in their primary medium. How artist’s get there is, perhaps, just as important as where they arrive. This is the creative process rather than the creative product. That’s what this book is about.

John Paul Caponigro details many aspects of his creative process – color, composition, drawing, iphoneography, writing and more. He shows how each discipline and different modes of operating with them contribute to the completion of finished works of art. The resulting synergy is stimulating, enriching, and enlivening. Instead of a technical book that shows you how to write, draw, and photograph, this books shows you how seemingly separate disciplines and creations combine dynamically to form a single creative process that results in a life’s work.

Above all, this book reveals that the creative process is a process of exploration, a journey of discovery that offers many insights along the way and never ends. You’ll be inspired to try these activities yourself, practicing them in your own ways for your own purposes, as you progress on your own creative journey.”

Preview Process here.

Preview all of my books here.

Neil Gaiman offers sage advice delivered with humility and humor to the graduating class of the University of Arts and us.

Find more Creativity Videos here.

Jonathan Harris wants to make sense of the emotional world of the Web. With deep compassion for the human condition, his projects troll the Internet to find out what we’re all feeling and looking for.


At the EG conference in December 2007, artist Jonathan Harris discusses his latest projects, which involve collecting stories: his own, strangers’, and stories collected from the Internet, including his amazing “We Feel Fine.”

View more of my favorite TED talks here.

“Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data — and at times vast numbers of people — and weaves them into stunning visualizations. From elegant lines tracing airline flights to landscapes of cell phone data, from a Johnny Cash video assembled from crowd-sourced drawings to the “Wilderness Downtown” video that customizes for the user, his works brilliantly explore how modern technology can make us more human.”

View more of my favorite TED talks here.

Talking about art. When it’s bad, it’s bad. And funny!

Check out more great British animation from Creature Comforts on YouTube.

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