Don't take away from me the one person who gives to my art whatever charm it possesses: my life as an artist
depends on him.
An unhealthy work of art, on the other hand, is a work whose style is obvious, old- fashioned, and common, and whose subject is deliberately chosen, not because the artist
has any pleasure in it, but because he thinks that the public will pay him for it.
The pleasure of the king was first signified to me some three days after my casual encounter with Karky the artist
No wonder that she inspired a genius into you, and first created the artist
who afterwards created her image.
It was deposited in Wyatt's own; and there, too, it remained, occupying very nearly the whole of the floor--no doubt to the exceeding discomfort of the artist
and his wife;--this the more especially as the tar or paint with which it was lettered in sprawling capitals, emitted a strong, disagreeable, and, to my fancy, a peculiarly disgusting odor.
This gallery, so to speak, was profusely lighted from above, through enormous panes of glass furnished with those green linen shades by means of which all artists
arrange the light.
I saw in the Sandwich Islands, once, a picture copied by a talented German artist
from an engraving in one of the American illustrated papers.
The history of painting was full of artists
who had earned nothing at all.
Romanticism, which has helped to fill some dull blanks with love and knowledge, had not yet penetrated the times with its leaven and entered into everybody's food; it was fermenting still as a distinguishable vigorous enthusiasm in certain long-haired German artists
at Rome, and the youth of other nations who worked or idled near them were sometimes caught in the spreading movement.
Having thus no portraits of other people to paint, what is it my duty, as a neglected artist
, to do next?
And here I am, unknown and unemployed, a helpless artist
lost in London--with a sick wife and hungry children, and bankruptcy staring me in the face.
You like them then," the lame artist
cried, in answer to the look of pleasure and of surprise in their faces.