Art Quote of the Day: Passion

Art by Andreas Charalambous

color field painting by Andreas Charalambous

Too often, we expect art to simply open itself to us and give up its secrets without work, like a TV show. And yet in fact, if we approach art as a tourist, simply looking for it to serve as the pleasant background, then is no more delightful, and arouses no more passion, then any other amusement.

The unique power of art is in its ability to yield up the deeper and more intense pleasures that come with knowledge of it. Invest in actually loving something.

— Ben Davis,   chief art critic at ARTINFO

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