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You evolve not by seeking to go elsewhere but by paying attention to, and embracing, what's in front of you. (Anonymous)

We are all debris of evolution. If Michelangelo Buonarroti was born in our generation, do you think he would have painted the way he did during the Renaissance? (Raul D. Arellano)

- b.1881 d.1945...
In art there are only fast or slow developments. Essentially it is a matter of evolution, not revolution. (Bela Bartok)

Each painting has its own way of evolving... When the painting is finished, the subject reveals itself. (William Baziotes)

- I Am Searching For Field Character, 1973...
Only on condition of a radical widening of definitions will it be possible for art and activities related to art to provide evidence that art is now the only evolutionary-revolutionary power. Only art is capable of dismantling the repressive effects of a senile social system that continues to totter along the death-line: to dismantle in order to build A SOCIAL ORGANISM AS A WORK OF ART. (Joseph Beuys)

I realized my progress as an artist was an evolution, a kind of natural selection in a highly competitive environment, as unpleasantly Darwinian as any endangered bee-eater. (Joe Joseph P. Blodgett)

Evolution is a consolidation of what have always begun as errors. And errors are of two kinds: errors that turn out to be true and errors that turn out to be false (which are most of them). But they both have the same character of being an imaginative speculation. (Jacob Bronowski)

Interests evolve into hobbies... which grow into passions. It takes time, more time than anyone imagines. (Po Bronson)

Blessed be you, mighty matter, irresistible march of evolution, reality ever newborn; you who, by constantly shattering our mental categories, force us to go ever further and further in our pursuit of the truth. (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)

Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution. (Anthony J. D'Angelo)

What you meet in another being is the projection of your own level of evolution. (Ram Dass)

Evolution is not a genetically controlled distortion of one adult form into another; it is a genetically controlled alteration in a developmental program. (Richard Dawkins)

Art need no longer be an account of past sensations. It can become the direct organization of more highly evolved sensations. It is a question of producing ourselves, not things that enslave us. (Guy Debord)

The only things that evolve by themselves in an organization are disorder, friction, and malperformance. (Peter Drucker)

I do not plan any painting, but begin with layers of textures and colors. As I layer the colors, something is suggested to me from within, and that is how it evolves. (Katherine Dunn)

One of the great breakthroughs of evolution theory is that you start with simple things and they will grow into complexity. (Brian Eno)

Taste for things of the past evolves, doesn't it? What was a masterpiece a hundred years ago is no longer so today. (Alberto Giacometti)

The paradox in the evolution of French painting from Courbet to Cezanne is how it was brought to the verge of abstraction in and by its very effort to transcribe visual appearance with ever greater fidelity. (Clement Greenberg)

God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed - that is the meaning of evolution. (Henry Graham Greene)

Every artist must evolve from what he has been taught to what he can call his own true style. (Hap Hagood)

We're not done. We're still evolving as a species. And who better to be on the cutting edge than the practicing artist? (Charly Hansen)

Every thought, action, decision or feeling creates an eddy in the interlocking, interbalancing, ever-moving energy fields of life, leaving a permanent record for all of time. This realization can be intimidating when it first dawns on us, but it becomes a springboard for rapid evolution. (David R. Hawkins)

An artist must evolve to quell the voice within and find new ways to speak unspoken ideas. (William Scott Jennings)

The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual. That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened. (Franz Kafka)

You can always find an evolutionary quotation for anything. But the question is whether it's functional, which is not the same as being evolutionary. (Daniel Kahneman)

I put all of my resources into pushing the evolution in an industry that is notoriously backwards and I enjoy pushing that envelope. (George Lucas)

You have to evolve as an artist, and this is really a lifelong process. (Mary Beth McKenzie)

I like a painting to evolve. I don't like going through the motions to reach a predictable end. (Amanda McLean)

- Truth and Reality...
For the whole consequence of evolution from blind impulse through conscious will to self conscious knowledge, seems still somehow to correspond to a continued result of births, rebirths and new births, which reach from the birth of the child from the mother, beyond the birth of the individual from the mass, to the birth of the creative work from the individual and finally to the birth of knowledge from the work. (Otto Rank)

Involution always precedes evolution. (James Arthur Ray)

- The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision...
If history tells us anything, it is that human culture and knowledge are constantly evolving. (James Redfield)

There is no reason to think that the evolutionary process has stopped. Man is a transitional animal. He is not the climax of creation. (Carl Sagan)

Sometimes, the system has to be destroyed in order to be liberated -- and to make room for evolution. (Magda Sawon)

Nature has invented reproduction as a mechanism for life to move forward, as a life force that passes right through us and makes us a link in the evolution of life. (Louis Schwartzberg)

The cumulative nature of the evolutionary process, the fact that memory is preserved, means that life grows not just through a random proliferation of new forms, but there's a kind of cumulative quality... (Rupert Sheldrake)

Language was such a profoundly new evolutionary innovation that our brains had to be completely redesigned in order to handle it. (Leonard Shlain)

The artist is an educator of artists of the future... who are able to understand and in the process of understanding perform unexpected – the best – evolutions. (Saul Steinberg)

I need a lot of change. I can't stop at one level. I just keep on evolving. (Martha Sturdy)

That's what I like about a garden. It's forever evolving. (Tamara Taggart)

The focus on MacDonald's early practice lends considerable insight into the transformation of his style from more traditional depictions of the landscape to the bold, brilliantly coloured landscapes he was known for as a member of the Group of Seven. (Ian Thom)

Evolution of the art reflects the evolution of the person. After dramatic developments in the artist's life, the art will reflect the changes. (Author unknown)

Art is an evolution of techniques and materials from past to present and we can't stop learning. (Robert Warren)

I am interested in evolution within my thinking. I am not interested in the evolution of my paint. (Kehinde Wiley)

Theology made no provision for evolution. (Edward O. Wilson)

That great, mighty current of evolution which is advancing the life of everything in creation is simply invincible - no one can resist it. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Consciousness is the basis of all life and the field of all possibilities. Its nature is to expand and unfold its full potential. The impulse to evolve is thus inherent in the very nature of life. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

The decisions that you make and the actions that you take upon the earth are the means by which you evolve. (Gary Zukav)