Aphorisms for Artists by Walter Darby Bannard

Aphorism #33

Look with your eyes, not your ears.

You hear all kinds of hype and hoopla and theoretical mumbo-jumbo about art, but the evidence is always there in the work, staring you right in the face. All you need to get it right is a clear eye and a little common sense.

We learn to lie, to others and to ourselves, by believing words rather than experience. Always be open; always be skeptical.

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