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Free Pictures, Portraits and Quotes from Famous Artists and Philosophers on Art, Truth & Beauty

Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), Caravaggio, Velazquez, Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Francisco de Goya, Pierre-August Renoir, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol

The painter's mind is a copy of the divine mind, since it operates freely in creating the many kinds of animals, plants, fruits, landscapes, countrysides, ruins, and awe-inspiring places. (Leonardo da Vinci)

Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels. (Francisco de Goya)

The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purposes through him. As a human being he may have moods and a will and personal aims, but as an artist he is 'man' in a higher sense - he is 'collective man,' a vehicle and moulder of the unconscious psychic life of mankind. (Carl Jung, 1930)

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Leonardo Da Vinci - Philosopy Art Truth Introduction

When we speak of Nature it is wrong to forget that we are ourselves a part of Nature. We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire universe. (Henri Matisse)

Our modern western world view, with its obsessive focus on self interest, Market Economics and the growth of cities has allowed us to become isolated from our true connection with Nature, the Cosmos and our place in the Universe. That the majority of humans do not recognize themselves as a part of Nature (nor consider how they have evolved to live) is a disturbing thought for the future survival of all life on Earth (and likewise the disturbing state of contemporary art).

This website is devoted to encouraging artists of the present and future to re-consider their connection to the universe and to read on the Metaphysics of Space and Motion and the Wave Structure of Matter as the metaphysical foundation for both Truth and Art.

Though there have been many great artists and inspiring works of art throughout human history, (particularly from the Renaissance period), no art has ever been founded on what truly exists, as this knowledge had not been known. The Postmodern belief in No Absolute Truth has detrimentally affected modern Art, resulting in artistic confusion, lack of meaning and decay.

Art historians speak of modern art as concerned primarily with essential qualities of colour and flatness and as exhibiting over time a reduction of interest in subject matter. (Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe, Roots of Modernism)

In recent years, progressive modernism has seemed bent not on defining a future but in destroying the values of the present, especially as they pertained to art. It has remained largely hostile to prevailing authority-systems, though this position is no longer at all clear. In the late 60s and early 70s, conceptual art emerged as another affront to established values. Conceptualism deliberately was an art that no aesthetic formalism could hope to embrace. It was an attempt to place art beyond all limitations and definitions, to break the stranglehold of bourgeois formalist art history and criticism. Attention was turned towards "making" and the manipulation of materials. The process of making was given importance, with the result, the final object, became secondary, often temporary. (The End of Art)

It is unfortunate that many people imagine our post-modern society to now be so 'enlightened' that Aristotle (and other Ancient Greek Philosophers) have become irrelevant. In fact the opposite is true. It was the Ancient Greek Philosophers who first discovered and discussed the fundamental Principles of Philosophy, Physics and Metaphysics, and most significantly, little has been added to their knowledge since. As Albert Einstein wrote;

Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else. And what a person thinks on his own without being stimulated by the thoughts and experiences of other people is even in the best case rather paltry and monotonous. There are only a few enlightened people with a lucid mind and style and with good taste within a century. What has been preserved of their work belongs among the most precious possessions of mankind. We owe it to a few writers of antiquity (Plato, Aristotle, etc.) that the people in the Middle Ages could slowly extricate themselves from the superstitions and ignorance that had darkened life for more than half a millennium. Nothing is more needed to overcome the modernist's snobbishness. (Albert Einstein, 1954)

This website has a great collection of quotes from the finest minds of human history. We hope you read and learn from them, 'overcoming the modernist's snobbishness'. The Wave Structure of Matter offers the art world a new Renaissance, a renaissance of realism and truth. As Bertrand Russell writes on the Italian Renaissance;

The Renaissance was not a period of great achievement in philosophy, but it did certain things which were essential preliminaries to the greatness of the seventeenth century. In the first place it broke down the rigid scholastic system, which had become an intellectual straight jacket. It revived the study of Plato, Aristotle .. and promoted a genuine and free-hand knowledge, free from the glosses of the Neoplatonists. More important still, it encouraged the habit of regarding intellectual activity as a delightful social adventure, not a cloistered meditation aiming at the preservation of a predetermined orthodoxy. .. In the sphere of architecture, painting and poetry the Renaissance has remained renowned. It produced very great men, such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Machiavelli. It liberated educated men from the narrowness of medieval culture .. (Bertrand Russell, The History of Western Philosophy, The Italian Renaissance, 1946)

We hope people are creative with this knowledge. That it inspires them to create beautiful, intelligent and deeply moving works of art. We appreciate new ideas take time to be fully understood but agree with Henri Matisse that;

The effort to see things without distortion takes something like courage and this courage is essential to the artist, who has to look at everything as though he saw it for the first time. (Henri Matisse)

Geoff Haselhurst

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Gallery of Classic Art Pictures, Paintings

Botticelli - Primavera - Philosopy Art TruthBotticelli - The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. (William Faulkner)

Leonardo da Vinci - Madonna of the Yarnwinder - Philosopy Art TruthThe painter's mind is a copy of the divine mind, since it operates freely in creating the many kinds of animals, plants, fruits, landscapes, countrysides, ruins, and awe-inspiring places. (Leonardo da Vinci)

Leonardo da Vinci - Mona Lisa - Philosopy Art TruthIn dealing with a scientific problem, I first arrange several experiments, and then show with reasons why such an experiment must necessarily operate in this and in no other way. This is the method which must be followed in all research upon the phenomenon of nature. We must consult experience in the variety of cases and circumstances until we can draw from them a general rule that is contained in them. And for what purposes are these rules good? They lead us to further investigations of nature and to creations of art. They prevent us from deceiving ourselves and others by promising results which are not obtainable.
(Leonardo da Vinci)

Antonio da Correggio - Maria Maddalena- Philosopy Art TruthWhere the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.
(Leonardo da Vinci)

Leonardo da Vinci - Copy of Leda and the Swan - Philosopy Art TruthWhat art offers is space, a certain breathing room for the spirit. (John Updike

Michelangelo - Studies for the Libyan SibylTrue art is made noble and religious by the mind producing it. (Michelangelo)
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection (Michelangelo)

Rembrandt - Ascension

Albert Einstein - Philosopy Art TruthIn my view, it is the most important function of art and science to awaken this religious feeling and keep it alive in those who are receptive to it.(Albert Einstein)

Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Verrocchio - The Baptism of Christ

Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature. (Ayn Rand, 'Art and Cognition')

Titian - Flora Caravaggio - Narciso Velazquez - Venus Velazquez Rubens Rubens Velazquez Rembrandt - Stone Bridge
Painting is the grandchild of Nature. It is related to God. (Rembrandt)
Choose only one master - Nature. (Rembrandt)

Francisco de Goya - The Sleep of Reason Produces MonstersFrancisco de Goya Francisco de Goya - The ColossusFrancisco de Goya
Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels. (Francisco de Goya)

Pierre August Renoir (1841 - 1919)The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. It is the current which he puts forth, which sweeps you along in his passion. The pain passes, the beauty remains. (Pierre-Auguste Renoir)

Pierre August Renoir (1841 - 1919)Pierre August Renoir (1841 - 1919)Woman of the ImpressionistsThere is the falsely mystical view of art that assumes a kind of supernatural inspiration, a possession by universal forces unrelated to questions of power and privilege or the artist's relation to bread and blood. In this view, the channel of art can only become clogged and misdirected by the artist's concern with merely temporary and local disturbances. The song is higher than the struggle. (Pierre-AugusteRenoir)

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Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. (Vincent Van Gogh)
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures. (Vincent Van Gogh)

Matisse (1869 - 1954)Matisse (1869 - 1954) The effort to see things without distortion takes something like courage and this courage is essential to the artist, who has to look at everything as though he saw it for the first time. (Henri Matisse)

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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. (Pablo Picasso)

From the moment that art ceases to be food that feeds the best minds, the artist can use his talents to perform all the tricks of the intellectual charlatan. Most people can today no longer expect to receive consolation and exaltation from art. The 'refined,' the rich, the professional 'do-nothings', the distillers of quintessence desire only the peculiar, the sensational, the eccentric, the scandalous in today's art. I myself, since the advent of Cubism, have fed these fellows what they wanted and satisfied these critics with all the ridiculous ideas that have passed through my mind. The less they understood them, the more they admired me. Through amusing myself with all these absurd farces, I became celebrated, and very rapidly. For a painter, celebrity means sales and consequent affluence. Today, as you know, I am celebrated, I am rich. But when I am alone, I do not have the effrontery to consider myself an artist at all, not in the grand old meaning of the word: Giotto, Titian, Rembrandt, Goya were great painters. I am only a public clown - a mountebank. I have understood my time and have exploited the imbecility, the vanity, the greed of my contemporaries. It is a bitter confession, this confession of mine, more painful than it may seem. But at least and at last it does have the merit of being honest.
(Pablo Picasso, 1952)

We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth. (Pablo Picasso)

Andy Warhol - Campbell's Can of SoupAndy WarholAndy Warhol - Marilyn Monroe
I am a deeply superficial person
... In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes (Andy Warhol)

All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life. (Oscar Wilde)

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television. (Woody Allen)

Beauty is truth, truth is beauty (Keats)

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"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
(Mohandas Gandhi)

Albert Einstein"When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter. ... Physical objects are not in space, but these objects are spatially extended. In this way the concept 'empty space' loses its meaning. ... The particle can only appear as a limited region in space in which the field strength or the energy density are particularly high. ...
The free, unhampered exchange of ideas and scientific conclusions is necessary for the sound development of science, as it is in all spheres of cultural life. ... We must not conceal from ourselves that no improvement in the present depressing situation is possible without a severe struggle; for the handful of those who are really determined to do something is minute in comparison with the mass of the lukewarm and the misguided. ...
Humanity is going to need a substantially new way of thinking if it is to survive!" (Albert Einstein)

Biography: Geoffrey Haselhurst, Philosopher of Science, Theoretical Physics, Metaphysics, Evolution. Our world is in great trouble due to human behaviour founded on myths and customs that are causing the destruction of Nature and climate change. We can now deduce the most simple science theory of reality - the wave structure of matter in space. By understanding how we and everything around us are interconnected in Space we can then deduce solutions to the fundamental problems of human knowledge in physics, philosophy, metaphysics, theology, education, health, evolution and ecology, politics and society.

This is the profound new way of thinking that Einstein realised, that we exist as spatially extended structures of the universe - the discrete and separate body an illusion. This simply confirms the intuitions of the ancient philosophers and mystics.

Given the current censorship in physics / philosophy of science journals (based on the standard model of particle physics / big bang cosmology) the internet is the best hope for getting new knowledge known to the world. But that depends on you, the people who care about science and society, realise the importance of truth and reality.

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A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. (Max Planck, 1920)

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