Art Quote of the Day

“Why does a fine sketch please us more than a fine picture? It is because there is more life in it and fewer forms …Why can a young student, incapable of doing even a mediocre picture,do a marvelous sketch? It is because the sketch is the product of enthusiasm and inspiration, while the picture is the product ¬†of labour, patience, lengthy study and consummate experience in art.”
from, The Salon of 1767 by Denis Diderot
from, A Miscellany of Artist’s Wisdom, compiled by Diana Craig