Paint Drop Artist Quote – Friedrich Nietzsche
Today's Paint Drop Artist Quote is from Friedrich Nietzsche. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher and cultural critic but he was also a poet. In this quote, we get a peek at his creative center and can understand how he came to have such a profound influence on modern culture and modern philosophy. I first became acquainted with his writing as a Social Sciences major in college. I must admit, I remember very little of my early studies. But doing a little reading recently, it was fantastic to see that his ideas are still pushing against many of our modern cultural 'rules' and evoking debate. This beautiful quote by Nietzche is perhaps, an expression of one of his deepest values as an artist and creator.
The Essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
For me this is a life tug: come to my day in gratitude. In my art, a reminder to approach my mark-making with my heart at the center. It is so easy to be distracted by all of the other forces at work today: building a personal brand, marketing, defining your public. This is a reminder that when I am in my process - leave all else at the door,
Learn more and enjoy a summary of his philosophy: SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900).”
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