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A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must
write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What
one can be, one must be.
A photograph is not only an image (as a painting is an image),
an interpretation of the real; it is also a trace, something
directly stencilled off the real, like a footprint or a death
A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.
Abstract art: a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled
to the utterly bewildered.
Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
All art deals with the absurd and aims at the simple. Good art
speaks truth, indeed is truth, perhaps the only truth.
All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
All art is immortal.
The Critic as Artist.
All art is quite useless.
The Picture of Dorian Gray.
All bad art is the result of good intentions.
An art can only be learned in the workshop of those who are
winning their bread by it.
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
Charles Horton Cooley
An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need
to have but that he - for some reason - thinks would be a good
idea to give them.
An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons
Paul Ambroise Valery
And my aim in my life is to make pictures and drawings, as many
and as well as I can; then, at the end of my life, I hope to
pass away, looking back with love and tender regret, and thinking,
"Oh, the pictures I might have made."
Vincent Van Gogh
Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be
able to sell it.
Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation
of nature agree to find new shapes.
Art does not reproduce what is visible; it makes things visible.
Art for art's sake.
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less
the artist does the better.
Art is a human activity which has as its purpose the transmission
to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have
Art is a jealous mistress, and, if a man have a genius for painting,
poetry, music, architecture, or philosophy, he makes a bad husband,
and an ill provider.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the
same time the immortal movement of its time.
Art is an effort to create, beside the real world, a more human
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches
into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature
herself is animated.
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Art is essentially the affirmation, the blessing, and the deification
Art is like soup. There will be some vegetables you don't like
but as long as you get some soup down you it doesn't matter.
George Wyllie, on modern art
Art is long, and time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still like muffled drums are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Art is long, life is short.
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
Art is meant to disturb. Science reassures.
Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer with
which to shape it.
Art is not a study of positive reality; it is a search for ideal
Art is not a thing; it is a way.
Elbert Green Hubbard
Art is significant deformity.
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the
reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
Art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from
every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth
John F. Kennedy
Art is the most beautiful of all lies.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world
has ever known.
The Soul of Man under Socialism.
Art is the proper task of life.
Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings
of misery and travail.
Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers
and never succeeding.
Art is vice. You don't marry it legitimately. You rape it.
Art must be parochial in the beginning to be cosmopolitan in
Art never expresses anything but itself.
The Decay of Lying.
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.
Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those
of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really
are or people might think we're stupid.
Artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like bees, they must
put their lives into the sting they give.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As an artist, all I need is my paints and brushes - and someone
to drag me away when the canvas is done.
As for the degenerate artists, I forbid them to force their
so-called experiences upon the public. If they do see fields
blue, they are deranged, and should go to an asylum. If the
only pretend to see them blue, they are criminals, and should
go to prison. I will purge the nation of them.
As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible
and is therefore full of deep significance.
Calvin and Hobbes
Comic strip by Bill Watterson.
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