Caroline White (CRB)
Écrits
The following are a few of the quotes from many different sources that have had a particular impact on me
BALTHUS
Today contemporary artists look to express their personality. What a mistake! If a piece of work only expresses the person that made it, it is just not worth doing. I want to give painting its universal sense.
A. DE LAMARTINE
All is quiet
Only my heart speaks in this silence
The voice of the universe is my intelligence.
 
Carré devient Courbe
Aquarelle - 2002
DOM ANGELICO SURCHAMP

From your point of view which aspects of artistic creation are closest to spiritual experience?

There are criteria – which in some ways are “rational”, especially in architecture: function, relationship, proportion, volume and space. Bad proportion is irretrievable; it is in this way that criticism is founded.

SAINT-THOMAS

“Ars imitatur naturam in sua operatione” – Art imitates nature in its process. It imitates neither in its appearance nor effect, but in its “transformation”. It observes how creation takes place and is inspired to react differently, nevertheless in parallel.
Art is exigent and austere if practised honestly.
RAINER MARIA RILKE
To create is life itself, its affirmation, its constraint.
FRANZ KAFKA
Growth in man does not start from the bottom up but from the inside to the outside.
BRANCUSI
I do not believe in creative suffering. The mission of art is to create joy. One can achieve artistic creation in a state of balance and spiritual peace. Peace is acquired through self-denial.
VINCENT VAN GOGH
Mauve holds it against me for having said: “I am an artist”. I am not backing down, because it is obvious that the word implies in itself: “always looking for but never finding perfection”. It is quite the contrary of “ I already know it, I’ve already found it”. This phrase means, as far as I know: “ I’m looking, I’m pursuing, I am putting myself heart and soul into it”.