Robert Henri Quotes

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Good composition is like a suspension bridge - each line adds strength and takes none away. -Robert Henri
Your only hope of satisfying others is in satisfying yourself. I speak of a great satisfaction, not a commercial satisfaction. -Robert Henri
A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods. -Robert Henri
Life is finding yourself. It is a spirit development. -Robert Henri
Cherish your own emotions and never undervalue them. -Robert Henri
The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable. -Robert Henri
When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressing creature. -Robert Henri
I am interested in the size of your intention. It is better to overstate the important than to understate it. -Robert Henri
A work of art is the trace of a magnificent struggle. -Robert Henri
An artist must have imagination. An artist who does not use his imagination is a mechanic. -Robert Henri
Cherish your own emotions and never under-value them. We are not here to do what has already been done. -Robert Henri
There is weakness in pretending to know more than you know or in stating less than you know. -Robert Henri
We are troubled by having two selves, the inner and the outer. The outer one is rather dull and lets great things go by. -Robert Henri
All real works of art look as though they were done in joy. -Robert Henri
There is always a commanding and simple line around each head. Learn to have a love for the big simple line. -Robert Henri
Do whatever you do intensely. -Robert Henri
Art is, after all, only a trace - like a footprint which shows that one has walked bravely and in great happiness. -Robert Henri
There is no art without contemplation. -Robert Henri
Color is only beautiful when it means something. -Robert Henri
A common defect of modern art study is that too many students do not know why they draw. -Robert Henri
A Curve does not exist in its full power until contrasted with a straight line. -Robert Henri
Pretend you are dancing or singing a picture. A worker or painter should enjoy his work, else the observer will not enjoy it. -Robert Henri
Get the few main lines and see what lines they call out. -Robert Henri
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