Duane Hanson quotes

  • It doesn't have to be pretty. It has to be meaningful.
    -- Duane Hanson

    #Meaningful #Art

  • People, workers, the elderly, all these people I see with sympathy and affection. These are the people who have fought the battle of life and who now and then show the hard work and the frustration ...It's all about human activity, it's truth, and we all get there.
    -- Duane Hanson

    #Hard Work #Frustration #Elderly

  • It is of no concern to me if one is rich or poor, healthy or sick, at some time or another life will be pretty difficult for everyone. That is one of the reasons why my figures do not smile.
    -- Duane Hanson

    #Rich Or Poor #Sick #Healthy

  • My images don't come close to real life. The world is remarkable, astounding and surprising that one does not need to exaggerate. What actually exists is simply insane.
    -- Duane Hanson

    #Real #Insane #Doe

  • I do not love fiction, I love history.
    -- Duane Hanson

    #Fiction

  • Life is not meaningful...unle ss it is serving an end beyond itself; unless it is of value to someone else.

  • As our values are the core to who we are as human beings, they are also the easiest way to identify and connect with others in meaningful ways. Think about it - most political campaigns are based around values. Barack Obama's 2008 election campaign galvanized millions of youth behind two very clear values - hope and change.

  • Meaningful student involvement is the process of engaging students as partners in every facet of school change for the purpose strengthening their commitment to education, community & democracy.

  • It is not enough to simply listen to student voice. Educators have an ethical imperative to do something with students, and that is why meaningful student involvement is vital to school improvement.

  • The truth and the facts aren't necessarily the same thing. Telling the truth is the object of all art; facts are what the unimaginative have instead of ideas.

  • As my poor father used to say In 1963, Once people start on all this Art Goodbye, moralitee! And what my father used to say Is good enough for me.

  • The obedient in art are always the forgotten . . . The country is glorious but its beauties are unknown, and but waiting for a real live artist to splash them onto canvas . . . Chop your own path. Get off the car track.

  • To Lawren Harris art was almost a mission. He believed that a country which ignored the arts left no record of itself worth preserving.

  • As a kid, I was always into art at the same time as computers, and eventually I realised I was making more interesting stuff with my keyboard than with my hands. I really enjoyed modifying computer games more than playing them, so that got me into programming.

  • Has it led you to the conclusion that photography is an art ? Or it is simply a means of recording ? "I'm glad you asked that. I've been wanting to say this for years. Is cooking an art ? Is talking an art ? Is even painting an art ? It is artfulness that makes art, not the medium itself. Of course photography is an art - when it is in the hands of artists."