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Edgar Degas Quote #2


Photo taken at The Met, NYC, 2014.


We’ve got a great quote by Degas today! As I’ve mentioned in the past, these quotes are great for inspiration and giving us a look at the artist who truly passionate about their work and didn’t stop from sharing it with others.


Photo taken at The Met, NYC, 2014.

“One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement.”

This is the same for most arts. You have to keep practicing and repeating skills to acquire the confidence and knowledge which will be reflected in your work. Degas was known for his paintings of ballerina’s and women in their private settings. He did this so much that he could probably paint in his sleep. He knew his subject. He knew design. His muscle memory was developed and he could easily compose a masterpiece as if he were riding a bike.


Photo taken at The Met, NYC, 2014.

Keep practicing your techniques! If you are a photographer without a camera, use your phone and try to incorporate design. Always be aware and conscious of this and it will begin to develop your muscle memory. This way, when you are ready for your shoot, the creativity will flow much easier because the technical will be further engrained into your mind. If you are a painter, include design in your sketches (see Day 270). Eventually it will be as Degas says, “nothing will resemble an accident, not even movement.”


Photo taken at The Met, NYC, 2014.


Photo taken at The National Gallery of Art, DC, 2014.

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