Art Education

Masterworks Fine Art is thrilled to announce that we will now be offering art education resources including outreach programs and online resources.  We feel that the visual arts are a crucial component of education at any age, and we wish to foster an appreciation for the arts and make ourselves available to those who are interested in learning more about the artists and artwork exhibited in our gallery.

Created in loving memory of Masterworks’ founder Alex Adelman, Masterworks’ art education programs aim to provide educational tools and resources to the art community. Our gallery’s education program hopes to bring the world of fine art to avid art enthusiasts of all ages.

Please feel free to contact Ms. Chelsea Troper at or (510) 777-9970 with any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding Masterworks Art Education.

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Artist Quotes

“There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.” 

“Art is made to disturb; science reassures.”

“There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.”

 “With age, art and life become one.”

 “Braque always said that the only thing that counts, in painting, is the intention, and it’s true. What counts is what one wants to do, and not what one does. That’s what’s important.”- Pablo Picasso

“Great art picks up where nature ends.”

“Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.”

“If a symbol should be discovered in a painting of mine, it was not my intention. It is a result I did not seek. It is something that may be found afterwards, and which can be interpreted according to taste.”

“Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.”

‘When Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is. I’m not crazy about his roosters and asses and flying violinists, and all the folklore, but his canvases are really painted, not just thrown together. Some of the last things he’s done in Vence convince me that there’s never been anybody since Renoir who has the feeling for light that Chagall has.”- Picasso

    “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

“When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”

“Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. ”

In conversation with Dora Vallier 1964 – “There was a time when we (Picasso and Braque) had difficulty in recognizing our own pictures. Later, when the revelation went deeper, differences appeared.”- Georges Braque 

“ I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.”

“For me an object is something living. This cigarette or this box of matches contains a secret life much more intense than that of certain human beings.”

“In a picture, it should be possible to discover new things every time you see it. But you can look at a picture for a week together and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.”

“When I see a tree, I receive an impact as if it were somebody breathing, somebody speaking. A tree, too, is something human.”

“I was very interested in the reproductions of your (Calder’s) sculptures. I have looked at them many times, and they are something completely unexpected. You are taking a path full of great possibilities. Bravo!”-Miro on Calder’s Sculptures in a letter dated March 18, 1946

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