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

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

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


Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the
unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
- Al Capp

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

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

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

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

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art,
which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby
since I hadn't made money with it.
- Laurie Anderson

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

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

Art hurts.
Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

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

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

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

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

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

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

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

Art is not a thing; it is a way.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome.
No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
- Andre Gide

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

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

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

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

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward
what is arcane and concealed.
- Khalil Gibran

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis

Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

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

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

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

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

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

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

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

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

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

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

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

Art is science made clear.
- Wilson Mizner

It is art that makes life, makes interest,
makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever
for the force and beauty of its process.
- Max Eastman

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

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

Great art picks up where nature ends.
- Marc Chagall

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

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

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

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin

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

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

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
- Theodor Adorno

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
- Anatole France

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

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

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

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

My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than
to continue living for art.
- Clara Schumann

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

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

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