Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art will survive, artists won’t.
Art has the qualities of aesthetic beauty, purity, transcendence.
Nature is the art of God.
Art has the answers to many of the questions we weren’t brave enough to ask.
True art comes from flying with the madness so close you burn your eyelashes.
All art is in revolution of tyranny.
Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first.
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
Anne’s work reaches a broad audience. She had a one-woman show in the Red Light District of San Francisco at the Shooting Gallery next to a park where they actually do shoot up. You can’t predict where her art will go, just that it will.
The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit.
Invention furnishes Art with all her materials, and without it, Judgement itself can at best but steal wisely.
Knowledge of the world is as irrelevant in art as it is in a love affair.
All nature is but art unknown to thee.
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.
The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly.
Perhaps it’s good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he’s happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?
Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion. This is not a function of any other art.
Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.
The art of progress is to reserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.
The aesthetic principle is the same in every art, only the material differs.
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
Art is a person’s private vision expressed in aesthetic forms.
With a good makeup brush, every woman can be an artist.
A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art.
Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers… What we call art is a game.
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.
Every man, and for stronger reasons, every artist, wants to be recognized. So do I.
Art is a way of recognizing oneself.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
If there were only one truth, you couldn’t paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.
The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.