Art students say WTF

Pablo Picasso observed that “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Above is his most famous painting. Courtesy of Pablo Picasso.

Great artists have insightful words for future creatives to meditate on. Matisse boldly said that “Creativity takes courage.” Bob Ross encouraged audiences with, “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” Georgia O’Keeffe clapped back at critics with, “I feel there is something unexplored about women that only a woman can explore.” As mentors who mold future artists, Studio Art and Art History professors must have ingenious things to say as well, right? Mostly, this is true. But sometimes they’re…quirky. Here are quotes that made students smile as if they knew what the professor was saying. Art is indeed subjective.

“It’s jazzy for the sake of being jazzy.”

“It’s not like one and two…it’s more like one and one prime.”

“It shouldn’t be good, but I keep going back to it, so I like it.”

“Squares are boring.”

“You’re looking, but you’re not seeing.”

“The white square represents the void in our souls.”

“Vassar breeds complacency.”

“When you eat a cake, do you eat the cake first or the frosting first? I think you eat the frosting first.”

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