Alec Nevala-Lee

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“It is only a picture he is painting…”

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Reflection by Lucian Freud

A moment of complete happiness never occurs in the creation of a work of art. The promise of it is felt in the act of creation, but disappears toward the completion of the work. For it is then that the painter realizes that it is only a picture he is painting. Until then he had almost dared to hope that the picture might spring to life.

Lucien Freud

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September 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

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  1. This is equally true of all creative art forms ,particularly acting and directing for the stage.

    Hilary Wood

    September 16, 2014 at 6:30 am

  2. It’s definitely true of writing.


    September 16, 2014 at 8:05 am

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