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The body is a sacred garment. -  Martha Graham

I know all the theory of everything but when I paint I don't think of anything except the subject and me. - Alice Neel

Ric Standridge says, "The most compelling and complex subject on the planet is the human figure. It is no accident that the masters thought, with stern instructions, draw the human form. Draw until you are sick of drawing, for years, then and only then would you be ready to paint. When one stands before Michelangelo's David, and looks, really looks, you weep not just for the artistry, but also for the capacity to produce something so infinitely exquisite of a human, by a human."

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