How Much Should We Charge for our Art? …and 10 quotes about Art
Helloooo! I thought I’d start this post off with that lil’ gem:). As I continue to sort out the process of putting together my album, the meaning and value of art has continuously been creeping into my mind. As such, I decided to look up what others have said about art in the past. Here are 10 of the ones that I came across that I liked the best:
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Every artist was first an amateur. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
George Bernard Shaw
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.
An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.
Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it.
Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.
Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.
I don’t need the money, dear. I work for art.
That last quote by Maria Callas brought to mind a question. Should we charge for art? Does asking someone to give you some arbitrary amount of money for your heart and soul’s expression make sense? Is there another transaction that can be made between creator and consumer that would be more meaningful? These are the questions on my mind as I continue down this road of creating a “thing” that I’d like others to see, touch, hear, connect to. To me, my creations are the story that results from my soul’s interpretation of the points where it connects with the world and the people in it. What price do you charge for something like that? $9.99?