From Jack B Yeats, ‘Modern Art’, 1922

“Pictures are a method of communication between the artists and those who look at their pictures; and do not forget that it is a method of communication that is less complicated than the written word, and sometimes more simple than even the spoken word. The artist tells you what the scene he painted looked like to him, also he tells you about it through himself, and if he has felt deeply what he painted he will communicate what he felt to you, and you will stand before the painted scene as the artist himself stood.”

From Jack B Yeats, Modern Art (Dublin: Cumann Léigheacht an Phobail,1922)


Published by katymilligan

Art Historian.

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