Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Artistic Wisdom of St. Francis of Assisi.



Jusepe de Ribera. St. Francis of Assisi. 1642.
Image Source: Wikipedia.

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He who works with his hands is a laborer.

He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.

He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.

~ Saint Francis of Assisi. (1182-1226)
Mystic, Confessor, and Founder.


2 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

I like the surf painting very much! That's a great shape too, 10x60! It would be so beautiful on a wall! I was playing an app on my Nook that had a quiz of great artists and their paintings... Ribera was on there. It was a painting of a saint, if I remember correctly... That's ironic that you would post one of his works this morning too! Have a great day!

Seip Fine Art said...

Ah yes, synchroncity at it's finest! I saw the St. Francis quote on FB earlier this morning and felt compelled to share it by way of a blog post. His words of wisdom are timeless and define the very nature of an artist!

Happy painting to you, Katherine!

ps: thank you kindly for your compliments towards 'Surf's Up'.