Category Archives: Quotes

Beauty Fills All Spaces

This post is a direct steal from my brilliant mother, watercolorist Bobbi Boyd, who wrote the following in an email this morning:

Today I read in ‘The Art Spirit” by Robert Henri, and something that caught my attention:

“Beauty is an intangible thing; can not be fixed on the surface, and the wear and tear of old age on the body cannot defeat it.

Nor will a “pretty” face make it, for “pretty” faces are often dull and empty,
and beauty is never dull and it fills all spaces
.”

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Where is beauty in your life this day? In the color of water or the gleam of someone’s smile? There is so much beauty all around us; the best kind is discerned first in the heart and only later by the eye and by intellect.

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The Poet-Painter

There are many reasons why I am continuously inspired by the painter Marc Chagall (1887-1985).  Here is just one: his overcoming faith in Love. When we consider what he lived through (the Russian Revolution, two world wars, the Holocaust), the following quote becomes even more extraordinary:

“Despite all the troubles of our world, in my heart I have never given up on the love in which I was brought up or on man’s hope in love.  In life, just as on the artist’s palette, there is but one colour that gives meaning to life and art — the colour of love.”

For an excellent link to more about Marc Chagall’s life and select works, click here: http://rusart.ca/history/chagall.html