Peter Schjeldahl Quotes

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Peter Schjeldahl quotes: My problem with political art is not that it's bad art necessarily, but that it is terrible politics. My problem with political art is not that it's bad art necessarily, but that it is terrible politics.
Peter Schjeldahl quotes: Your medium has to be alive to you, no matter what you do. Your medium has to be alive to you, no matter what you do.
Peter Schjeldahl quotes: For Rembrandt, reality is role-playing ... Everyone is portrayed in relation to a social hierarchy. For Rembrandt, reality is role-playing ... Everyone is portrayed in relation to a social hierarchy.
Peter Schjeldahl quotes: Art teachers are always the doormats of the previous generation. Art teachers are always the doormats of the previous generation.
Peter Schjeldahl quotes: There is an ineffable but fatal difference in attitude between people behaving naturally and people behaving naturally for a camera. There is an ineffable but fatal difference in attitude between people behaving naturally and people behaving naturally for a camera.
Peter Schjeldahl quotes: Love and fear, the two strongest emotions we have. It all starts with emotion. Love and fear, the two strongest emotions we have. It all starts with emotion.
Peter Schjeldahl quotes: What I want to know from students, and I ask them right away, is, 'What do you want? I don't care what it is. I want to help you get What I want to know from students, and I ask them right away, is, 'What do you want? I don't care what it is. I want to help you get it.
Peter Schjeldahl quotes: Everybody's got plants, but most are just growing weeds. The cultivated have greater gardens, finer and gaudier gardens. Everybody's got plants, but most are just growing weeds. The cultivated have greater gardens, finer and gaudier gardens.
Peter Schjeldahl quotes: It's possible I am the only art critic that a lot of people read. And maybe Robert Hughes, if he's still writing. It's possible I am the only art critic that a lot of people read. And maybe Robert Hughes, if he's still writing.
Peter Schjeldahl quotes: I think being interested is really what being civilized is about. I mean, you have to be conscious of everything. I think being interested is really what being civilized is about. I mean, you have to be conscious of everything.
Peter Schjeldahl quotes: A word is a thought, of course. But any image, including a photograph, may become an instrument of sufficiently lucid cogitation. A word is a thought, of course. But any image, including a photograph, may become an instrument of sufficiently lucid cogitation.
Peter Schjeldahl quotes: Art is always subject to change in a moment by somebody who's strong enough to shed new light on it. Art is always subject to change in a moment by somebody who's strong enough to shed new light on it.
Peter Schjeldahl quotes: Matisse can make you hate your life for its comparatively insipid joys. Matisse can make you hate your life for its comparatively insipid joys.
Peter Schjeldahl quotes: A lot of education is like teaching marching; I try to make it more like dancing. A lot of education is like teaching marching; I try to make it more like dancing.
Peter Schjeldahl quotes: I find that the mask of the critic is to have distance. I find that the mask of the critic is to have distance.
Peter Schjeldahl quotes: Beauty makes us more like ourselves and more like each other. Beauty makes us more like ourselves and more like each other.
Peter Schjeldahl quotes: With art criticism it's difficult to discuss beauty, to assess it, because there's always the possibility that we're insane. With art criticism it's difficult to discuss beauty, to assess it, because there's always the possibility that we're insane.