Here we have the best Art Quotes from famous authors such as Andy Warhol, Lester Bangs, David Hockney, Ani DiFranco, Oscar Wilde. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
Art is why I get up in the morning but my definition ends there. You know I don’t think its fair that I’m living for something I can’t even define.
Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.
Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected.
Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.
I believe art has to take responsibility but it should not give up being art.
You begin with the possibilities of the material.
The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
Each mountain in the Dolomites is like a piece of art.
Architecture is basically the design of interiors, the art of organizing interior space.
The artist’s job is to be a witness to his time in history.
Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies.
The value of art is in the observer.
Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature.
The negative is the equivalent of the composer‘s score, and the print the performance.
All art is contemporary art because it had to be made when it was now.
The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal.
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.
All art is erotic.
Nature is the most beautiful thing we have. It’s better than art because it’s from the creator.
We live in an age when the traditional great subjects – the human form, the landscape, even newer traditions such as abstract expressionism – are daily devalued by commercial art.
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
Art is pattern informed by sensibility.
We’re all works of art in progress.
Art was, seriously, the only thing I’d ever wanted to own. It has always been for me a stable nourishment. I use it. It can change the way that I feel in the mornings.
Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life.
Art is all in the details.
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
The beginning of a friendship, the fact that two people out of the thousands around them can meet and connect and become friends, seems like a kind of magic to me. But maintaining a friendship requires work. I don’t mean that as a bad thing. Good art requires work as well.
The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.
Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
If my art has nothing to do with people’s pain and sorrow, what is ‘art’ for?
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
Art is about changing what we see in our everyday lives and representing it in such a way that it gives us hope.
The beauty of a finely worked object points to the beauty of the craftsmanship. The beauty of the craftsmanship points to the beauty of the name which was the source of the craftsmanship. The beauty of the name of the craftsman‘s art points to the beauty of the craftsman’s attributes manifested in that art.
Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus.
What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life.
To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.
Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men.
The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.
Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
Great art – or good art – is when you look at it, experience it and it stays in your mind. I don’t think conceptual art and traditional art are all that different.
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 made in hindsight.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Cinema is an art form, a result of dedication of a number of people.
All art is but imitation of nature.
The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.
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.
Enjoying art is a personal matter. It’s made up by contemplation, silence, abstraction.
Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.
Any artist, the work you do, if it’s a painting or if it’s a performance, you hope it translates to a common denominator with the people that they see something in their own life in there. Or they see something in somebody else’s life. That’s what’s fun about sharing art.
The real art of conducting consists in transitions.
A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.
Whether it be personal or musical, I just think I’m a walking art piece, just a ball of creativity.
Making sushi is an art, and experience is everything.
Art is a critical component in a well-rounded education. Art is the level playing field – no matter how rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly to the bone, if you can draw, you can find personal fulfillment and build self-confidence. Art is the highest achievement of mankind.
When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it.
My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.
Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint.
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
The perfection of art is to conceal art.
I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota.
The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her.
At the end of the day, I just do my job. I love my art. But I genuinely want to change the world. I’m very generous, and I really want people to see that I am – that’s really it.
What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.
In art the best is good enough.
In art as in love, instinct is enough.
Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.
The most powerful words in English are ‘Tell me a story,’ words that are intimately related to the complexity of history, the origins of language, the continuity of the species, the taproot of our humanity, our singularity, and art itself.
The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Art is not supposed to change the world, to change practical things, but to change perceptions. Art can change the way we see the world. Art can create an analogy.
Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.
Programming is the art of algorithm design and the craft of debugging errant code.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what’s already there.
No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
You may choose your words like a connoisseur, And polish it up with art, But the word that sways, and stirs, and stays, Is the word that comes from the heart.
You don’t have to know anything about art to appreciate it or to look at it. There aren’t any hidden secrets or things that you’re supposed to understand.
Art is man’s expression of his joy in labor.
Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.
Art must take reality by surprise.
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand.
Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
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.
There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.
What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.
Art is anything people do with distinction.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
I’ve always loved to paint – I was studying to do an art degree when I was approached to become a model – and I’ve being doing some design work as well. I also love just having a quiet time, sitting in my little library at home in Brooklyn and reading or watching documentaries or listening to music.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.
Art begins with resistance – at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.
Art is the proper task of life.
Diplomacy, n. is the art of letting somebody else have your way.
Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.
Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them.
For me, art is supposed to be a question mark.
Visual storytelling utilizes both language and art to pass on the essence of who we are.
Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists.
When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one’s imagination.
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
The history of art is the history of revivals.
A critic should be taught to criticise a work of art without making any reference to the personality of the author.
Painting is by nature a luminous language.
Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.
Wherever art appears, life disappears.
Art is the most beautiful of all lies.
In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it.
It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.
I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
Do activities you’re passionate about – which make your heart and soul feel perky – including things like working out, cooking, painting, writing, yoga, hiking, walking, swimming, being in nature, being around art, or reading inspiring books.
Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.
Fine art is knowledge made visible.
Politics is the art of the possible.
Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
One of the most important things in the digital world is being able to story-tell and help people envision the art of the possible with respect to different technologies.
My eyes were made to erase all that is ugly.
Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
I’m not gonna give the British Government the joy of keeping taxing me. They don’t tax art. And all my cars are just a collection of art.
Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can’t help it. It’s the truth.
In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.
The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven‘s sake.
The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art.
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.
Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.
Art is not predictable. Art is not golf, as great as that may be. There are 360 degrees of choice to make.
You can’t stop an artist from expressing his views through art.
Photographing a cake can be art.
They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
I believe economic growth should translate into the happiness and progress of all. Along with it, there should be development of art and culture, literature and education, science and technology. We have to see how to harness the many resources of India for achieving common good and for inclusive growth.
Art is born of humiliation.
In a democracy, you need to have a strong judicial system. You need freedom of speech, you need art, and you need a free press.
It’s an art to live with pain… mix the light into gray.
Are you really sure that a floor can’t also be a ceiling?
We are only beginning to learn what to say in a photograph. The world we live in is a succession of fleeting moments, any one of which might say something significant.
An album is a whole universe, and the recording studio is a three-dimensional kind of art space that I can fill with sound. Just as the album art and videos are ways of adding more dimensions to the words and music. I like to be involved in all of it because it’s all of a piece.
If I were not able to separate the art from the artists, I think I would limit myself a great deal, and life wouldn’t be nearly as interesting.
Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
I think your ego gets in the way of making something good because it kind of blinds you from the actual art.
My art originates from hallucinations only I can see. I translate the hallucinations and obsessional images that plague me into sculptures and paintings.
What is art but a way of seeing?
Art is, for me, the process of trying to wake up the soul. Because we live in an industrialized, fast-paced world that prefers that the soul remain asleep.
Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
Art is the signature of civilizations.
London, thou art the flower of cities all!
We do not judge great art. It judges us.
The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
Be careful that you do not write or paint anything that is not your own, that you don’t know in your own soul.
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
Life is a lot more interesting if you are interested in the people and the places around you. So, illuminate your little patch of ground, the people that you know, the things that you want to commemorate. Light them up with your art, with your music, with your writing, with whatever it is that you do.
Love isn’t an emotion or an instinct – it’s an art.
The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art – and, by analogy, our own experience – more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.
Architecture is a service business. An architect is given a program, budget, place, and schedule. Sometimes the end product rises to art – or at least people call it that.
Cleanliness is the scourge of art.
A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.
I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
I don’t make a particular distinction between ‘high art’ and ‘low art.’ Music is there for everybody. It’s a river we can all put our cups into and drink it and be sustained by it.
All the world old is queer save thee and me, and even thou art a little queer.
Patience is the art of hoping.
There hasn’t been any art yet. Art is just beginning.
I like elegance. I like art nouveau; a stretched line or curve. These things are very much in the foreground of my work.
Art is everywhere, and everywhere is art.
Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Trying to force creativity is never good.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.
I was a product of Andy Warhol‘s Factory. All I did was sit there and observe these incredibly talented and creative people who were continually making art, and it was impossible not to be affected by that.
There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.
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.
Art, in the first place, has to connect with yourself.
Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny.
What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.
Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.
Feelings aroused by the touch of someone’s hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith – all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.
History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.
A nice blend of prediction and surprise seem to be at the heart of the best art.
I like to learn. That’s an art and a science.
The best part of the art of living is to know how to grow old gracefully.
Personality is everything in art and poetry.
As far as playing jazz, no other art form, other than conversation, can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction.
Of what use were the arts if they were only the reproduction and the imitation of life?
I am not strong on perfection.
Trauma happens in relationships, so it can only be healed in relationships. Art can’t provide healing. It can be cathartic and therapeutic but a relationship is a three-part journey.
I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences.
The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.
Opera is one of the most important art forms. It should be listened to and appreciated by everyone.
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
I graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Graphic Design, and all in all, I can look back on my collegiate experience and say that I really did enjoy myself.
I don’t think there’s any artist of any value who doesn’t doubt what they’re doing.
Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
I like the art of making money more than the money.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
Art consists of reshaping life, but it does not create life nor cause life.
Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
I cry out for order and find it only in art.
All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
Knowing how to dress is an art.
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
What is the intersection between technology, art and science? Curiosity and wonder, because it drives us to explore, because we’re surrounded by things we can’t see.
It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception.
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
I think people don’t realize how little of being an artist is making art.
When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.
The beauty of art is that it allows you to slow down, and for a moment, things that once seemed unfamiliar become precious to you.
Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.
The art is long, life is short.
Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
To be an artist includes much; one must possess many gifts – absolute gifts – which have not been acquired by one’s own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist much possess the courageous soul.
My attitude towards drawing is not necessarily about drawing. It’s about making the best kind of image I can make, it’s about talking as clearly as I can.
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others, to bring them into the process.
Art is science made clear.
Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.
If you’re a new artist, practice your art and share it. Set up shop somewhere, whether it’s a street corner or a coffee shop. I got my start in a coffee shop that didn’t even have live music. I wanted to play in coffee shops that did have live music, but I didn’t have an audience.
Art is eternal, but life is short.
A picture is a poem without words.
Every art I do is a collage.
I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.
A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
Art is like breathing for me. If I don’t do it, I start to choke.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic.
The art of delegation is one of the key skills any entrepreneur must master.
Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
Art is what you can get away with.
Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don’t have for something they don’t need.
Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions to the order of the possible.
It is not up to me whether I win or lose. Ultimately, this might not be my day. And it is that philosophy towards sports, something that I really truly live by. I am emotional. I want to win. I am hungry. I am a competitor. I have that fire. But deep down, I truly enjoy the art of competing so much more than the result.
Pitching is the art of instilling fear.
Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and the Soul. Strictly speaking, therefore, all that is separate from us, all which Philosophy distinguishes as the ‘Not Me,’ that is, both nature and art, all other men and my own body, must be ranked under this name, ‘Nature.’
Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.
Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.
The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself.
Architecture is art, nothing else.
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
One’s art goes as far and as deep as one’s love goes.
I never called my work an ‘art’. It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment.
I want to promote the introduction of art history in primary schools and to convince the general public that, even in a period of economic crisis, arts funding is an absolute necessity at the federal, state, and local levels.
No better way is there to learn to love Nature than to understand Art. It dignifies every flower of the field. And, the boy who sees the thing of beauty which a bird on the wing becomes when transferred to wood or canvas will probably not throw the customary stone.
Art school had taught me it was far better to be a flamboyant failure than any kind of benign success.
Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.
Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I’ve a call.
All good art is an indiscretion.
All art is political in the sense that it serves someone’s politics.
The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you’re an artist.
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity.
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.
Art doesn’t transform. It just plain forms.
There is nothing new in art except talent.
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
The art of acting is not to act. Once you show them more, what you show them, in fact is bad acting.
I never know what I’m going to put on the canvas. The canvas paints itself. I’m just the middleman.
I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
An empty canvas is a living wonder… far lovelier than certain pictures.
Because advertising and marketing is an art, the solution to each new problem or challenge should begin with a blank canvas and an open mind, not with the nervous borrowings of other people’s mediocrities. That’s precisely what ‘trends‘ are – a search for something ‘safe’ – and why a reliance on them leads to oblivion.
I see myself and many artists like me as the torchbearers through these dark ages.
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
We work in the dark – we do what we can – we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.
I think that art is an act of violence, and the more emotionally engaged you are in a piece of art, the more violent it feels.
People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love.
Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.
It is hard to separate the art from the artist.
Art is to be free. Design is to fix.
Making art is not the matter of a moment, and nor is making an exhibition; curating follows art.
I paint with shapes.
The end of art is peace.
We’re here to bring beauty to the world and make a difference in this planet. That’s what art forms are about.
Paint the essential character of things.
Art evokes emotion. It doesn’t have to be a thing of beauty.
Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
Food is art and science. So, you take something out, you have to work with the recipe to make sure that you’re providing delicious food with cleaner labels.
My painting does not come from the easel.
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
Art is man’s nature; nature is God’s art.
When a man understands the art of seeing, he can trace the spirit of an age and the features of a king even in the knocker on a door.
Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.
The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.
I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.
Negotiation is often described as the art of letting the other side have your way. You have to give the other side a chance to put stuff on the table voluntarily.
Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.
When artists make art, they shouldn’t question whether it is permissible to do one thing or another.
I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people’s weaknesses.
Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.
Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil.
Art is longing. You never arrive, but you keep going in the hope that you will.
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.
Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
I believe that economics is based on scarcity of markets. And it’s possible to monetize your art without compromising the integrity of it for commerce.
The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist’s obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession.
The purpose of art actually is, in many cases, to make you feel quite uncomfortable. Or at least to go to that place that’s already of discomfort inside of you and tap into that.
I think it’s important to earn your fan base and not just try to immediately advance to the top. If you ride to the top quickly, you’re liable to fall as quickly. Take your time. It’s a long journey ahead of you as an artist. There’s nowhere that you’re supposed to be other than right now living inside of your art.
That’s why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness.
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
Cooking is an art, but all art requires knowing something about the techniques and materials. Using modernist techniques, you get more control, and that allows you to be more artistic, not less!
Art is I; science is we.
The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.
I think an artist’s responsibility is more complex than people realize.
Thou art not for the earth, nor for the Heaven the world is for thee, thou art not for the world.
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
Art is messy, art is chaos – so you need a system.
To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art – that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.
Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that’s it. No America, no jazz. I’ve seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn’t have a damn thing to do with Africa.
Technology is a compulsive and addictive way to live. Verbal communication cannot be lost because of a lack of skill. The ability to listen and learn is key to mastering the art of communication. If you don’t use your verbal skills and networking, it will disappear rapidly. Use technology wisely.
Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down.
The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.