Saturday, March 24, 2007

Thought for the Day

"Industry in art is a necessity––not a virtue––and any evidence of the same, in the production, is a blemish, not a quality, a proof, not of achievement, but of absolutely insufficent work, for work alone will efface the footsteps of work."

-James McNeill Whistler

The painting is Whistler's Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (1875). I've talked about it before on this blog. Yes, it will be on the cover of my forthcoming book, Figured Dark (University of Arkansas Press, 2007).

My thanks to The Detroit Institute of Arts and The University of Arkansas Press.



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