Top 1000 Art Quotes & Sayings

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In the big picture, architecture is the art and science of making sure that our cities and buildings fit with the way we want to live our lives.
What is art but a way of seeing?
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first. — © Arthur Schopenhauer
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time.
To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Art is pattern informed by sensibility.
The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.
Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force.
The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes ah, that is where the art resides. — © Artur Schnabel
The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes ah, that is where the art resides.
Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
An artist never works under ideal conditions. If they existed, his work wouldn't exist, for the artist doesn't live in a vacuum. Some sort of pressure must exist. The artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldn't look for harmony but would simply live in it.
A nice blend of prediction and surprise seem to be at the heart of the best art.
Art is for anyone. It just isn't for everyone. Still, over the past decade, its audience has hugely grown, and that's irked those outside the art world, who get irritated at things like incomprehensibility or money.
If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
Trying to force creativity is never good.
To be creative means to connect. It's to abolish the gap between the body, the mind and the soul, between science and art, between fiction and nonfiction.
Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper.
We do not judge great art. It judges us.
Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.
For me, masculinity is about control, and femininity is more of an embrace, the art of listening. It's very inspiring to explore the shadows of masculinity and femininity, and the tensions between both, and the place of women in the world right now.
Art and science have their meeting point in method.
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be like flesh.
The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it... try to fake three laughs in an hour - ha ha ha ha ha - they'll take you away, man. You can't.
A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.
Creative without strategy is called 'art.' Creative with strategy is called 'advertising.'
We have to support our local artists. It's just that simple. Otherwise, we will have no art.
The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
It's the first time that I've ever had an art show based on a film, but it's a photography collage.
Art is eternal, but life is short.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Art is an attempt to integrate evil.
I've learned that I'm most powerful when I'm doing my art.
No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger. — © Rainer Maria Rilke
No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
As an architect, you have to provide a shelter to enjoy art. And you have to love art. It's like when you make a concert hall. You must love music. This is the reason why you make the space, to enjoy music - making a space for art is the same thing.
If commercialization is putting my art on a shirt so that a kid who can't afford a $30,000 painting can buy one, then I'm all for it.
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms.
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
We go to the theater to be entertained, but if what is left after you watch the movie is a sort of eye-opening perspective on some social issues, then it can be a really powerful piece of art.
History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.
I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.
If you have the opportunity for your art to meet activism, you shouldn't pass that up when it comes your way. — © Regina King
If you have the opportunity for your art to meet activism, you shouldn't pass that up when it comes your way.
Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life.
I decided on the spot that I would be an artist, and I assure you, it was no ordinary artist I had in mind.
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.
Art is Art. Everything else is everything else.
Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.
We were astonished by the beauty and refinement of the art displayed by the objects surpassing all we could have imagined - the impression was overwhelming.
Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers... What we call art is a game.
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
The value of art is in the observer.
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