art by Arlene Kim Suda

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week 21: believe in life

Posted on May 27, 2012 by aks

To be an artist is to believe in life.

– Henry Moore

Last week’s post led me from Cezanne and Giacometti to Diebenkorn…and now I’m moving from Diebenkorn back to Matisse.  I feel like art gives us this magical ability to move back and forth through time.

I’m pairing the visual inspiration from Matisse’s interiors with a quote I recently came across by the sculptor Henry Moore – short and sweet but it says a lot to me to keep me inspired.

In My Room, gouache on paper, 15 x 11 inches


Room (Sketch), pencil on paper, 10 x 10 inches


To Be An Artist (After Topaz), ink on paper, 10 x 10 inches


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