By Michèle Oshima: ”The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”― Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

I asked some of the student staff in the Sorenson Center for the Arts which artists inspired them. It was fascinating for me to see which artists are still alive and which artists are from which genres of the arts.  I’d like to share them with you for your exploration.

American Visual Artist Andy Warhol

(http://www.warholfoundation.org/)

Chinese Dancer Yang LiPing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvhBwwuEGS4)

Dutch Painter Vincent Van Gogh

(http://www.vangoghgallery.com/misc/bio.html)

English Singers/Composers the Beatles

(http://www.thebeatles.com/#/history/Introduction)

French Writer Jean-Paul Sartre

(http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1964/sartre-bio.html)

(the Babson community will get a chance to see one of his plays, No Exit, staged this spring by the Franklin W. Olin Players)

Please comment and let us know which artists inspire you!

In closing, here is a quote from one of the artists:

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”

― Vincent van Gogh

Michèle Oshima, Director, Sorenson Center for the Arts