Sunday, October 20, 2013

Thought for the Day

Mistakes can't be erased but they move you
from your present position.
~ Richard Diebenkorn, Artist

Quoted from Richard Diebenkorn's "Notes to myself on beginning a painting", which appeared as wall text in the exhibition "Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years". The quote is No. 7. All 10 are listed in The Art of Richard Diebenkorn, edited by Jane Livingston with essays by John Elderfeld and Ruth E. Fine (University of California Press, 1997). They are readily found on the Web.

Richard Diebenkorn, 1922 - 1993

Richard Diebenkorn at San Francisco Museum of Art (You'll find here a variety of multimedia.)

Michael Kimmelman, "Richard Diebenkorn, Lyrical Painter, Dies at 71", Obituary, The New York Times, March 31, 1993


Hannah Stephenson said...

I love this quote and idea. So helpful, truly. We're working on art and design manifestos in one of my classes, and I'm going to share this my students today.

Maureen said...

Thank you, Hannah.