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Quotes by Ken Danby - (23 quotes)

Ken Danby - From the Art category:

Art is a necessity – an essential part of our enlightenment process. We cannot, as a civilized society, regard ourselves as being enlightened without the arts. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Audience category:

Don't cater to the audience. Inspire the audience. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Comprehension category:

Creative expression and visual comprehension are really the handmaidens of art. One cannot thrive without the other. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Desire category:

Desire is everything, not talent. It's the degree of one's desire that will dictate the extent of one's success, in any endeavour. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Dissatisfaction category:

Whenever I'm asked to identify my best work, or my favorite, my answer has always been the same - 'My next one!' (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Drawing category:

Without good drawing, the foundation of a painting will collapse. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Education category:

The degree to which the arts are included in our educational curriculum is totally inadequate. The arts are just as important as math and science in an education and just as important as any other endeavour in our lives. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Imitation category:

Emulation and imitation can legitimately influence one's development, but ultimately the artist must find his own path – and be true to himself. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Importance category:

Regardless of the importance of known evidence to the contrary, the arts are generally regarded as being so much entertaining fluff, a commodity that isn't a priority in the traditional program of learning. This is unacceptable in a so-called 'enlightened' society. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Instinct category:

Learn to nurture and trust your instincts as well as your conscious reasoning. Often, one's instincts will offer the better judgment. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Interpretation category:

Today, we're encouraged to believe that we should have a verbal interpretation for what we view as art – when in fact the words are an intrusion on the experience. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Life category:

Without art, we're handicapped, and living a stifled, barren existence. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Motivation category:

There's nothing like a little fear or hunger to motivate one's inspiration. To take that away from a young artist can offer quite a disservice. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Painting category:

In painting, detail for the sake of itself is useless. It must have relevance to the whole. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Realism category:

Abstraction and realism work best together. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Seeing category:

We do not see with our eyes, but through them. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Solitude category:

I must have the personal dialogue, the private time, with each painting in progress. I can't share it with anyone until it's done. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Spectator category:

My paintings don't simply represent what I see; they present viewers with what I want them to see. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Standards category:

Art is completely subjective. It's up to the viewer to judge whether or not it has merit. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Teaching category:

The role of the artist is like that of an explorer and a teacher – a teacher of seeing. No one is more capable of conveying this enlightenment than the artist. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Technology category:

The human condition is not served by our technical ability to transmit a televised image around the world – if that image is totally inane. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Understanding category:

Understand who you are and who you want to be, and thereby learn how you may best relate to others. (Ken Danby)

Ken Danby - From the Vision category:

As an artist, my concern is toward the synthesizing of all the visual elements at my disposal – at the exclusion of none. (Ken Danby)