The Art Spirit by Robert Henri / by Cameron Jarvis

I have started reading The Art Spirit  a collection of quotes and teachings from Robert Henri (1865-1929). Henri taught at the Art Students League in New York, and had a special gift for communicating with students. He strongly believed in the relationship between art and life, and thought that everyone, not just those who create it or study it has a stake in art. I'll be sharing some quotes from the book and maybe a little bit about his life. I'll start with this quite from the opening:

 Robert Henri (1865-1929

Robert Henri (1865-1929

There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom. If one could but recall his vision by some sort of sign. It was in this hope that the arts were invented. Sign-posts on the way to what may be. Sign-posts toward greater knowledge.
— Robert Henri