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Art Quotes

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Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

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Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is
an invention of philosophers...
What we call art is a game.
- Octavio Paz

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

Art is the desire of a man to express himself,
to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
- Amy Lowell

 

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as
a basis for architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

Even a true artist does not always produce art.
- Carroll O'Connor

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde

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The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters,
is simplicity.
- Walt Whitman

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
- Salvador Dali

If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
- Arne Jacobsen

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
- Jonathan Swift

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time.
Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things
which always become ugly with time.
- Jean Cocteau

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
- Marshall McLuhan

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
- Twyla Tharp

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.
- Roy Lichtenstein

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
- Jean Rostand

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

Art is the stored honey of the human soul,
gathered on wings of misery and travail.
- Theodore Dreiser

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
- Harry S. Truman

I cry out for order and find it only in art.
- Helen Hayes

All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
- Ambrose Bierce

Treat a work of art like a prince.
Let it speak to you first.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Every human is an artist.
The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz

Art is science made clear.
- Wilson Mizner

Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

Drawing is the honesty of the art.
There is no possibility of cheating.
It is either good or bad.
- Salvador Dali

When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others,
to bring them into the process.
- Jim Hodges

Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint.
- Robert Delaunay

The perfection of art is to conceal art.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

Art consists of limitation.
The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
- Pablo Picasso

So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope

Art is not a study of positive reality,
it is the seeking for ideal truth.
- John Ruskin

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself,
and dies of all others.
- Albert Camus

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
- Gustave Flaubert

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
- Henry A. Kissinger

A guilty conscience needs to confess.
A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus

When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
- Theodor Adorno

Art is the right hand of Nature.
The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
- Friedrich Schiller

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Take time today to appreciate beauty -
natural beauty, art, people.
Slow down, breathe deeply, smile.
It's a beautiful world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men,
is the same as saying of some kind of food that it
is very good but that most people can't eat it.
- Leo Tolstoy

Wherever art appears, life disappears.
- Robert Motherwell

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head,
and the heart of man go together.
- John Ruskin

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers -
and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
- Stephen Sondheim

The more horrifying this world becomes,
the more art becomes abstract.
- Ellen Key

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
- Thomas Merton

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

All art is autobiographical.
The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
- Federico Fellini

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
- Marshall McLuhan

Art doesn't transform.
It just plain forms.
- Roy Lichtenstein

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis

Great art picks up where nature ends.
- Marc Chagall

Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.
- Mae West

Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.
- Alfred de Vigny


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