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Art is about painting. All the rest is just a sideshow
– Geoff BunnRate it:
Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game.
– Octavio PazRate it:
Art is anything you can get away with.
– Andy WarholRate it:
Art is apotheosis; often, the complaint of beauty.
– Dejan StojanovicRate it:
Art is beyond the enmity! That’s why you can always love the art of your enemy, even though you hate him!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.
– CiceroRate it:
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.
– Franois Auguste Ren RodinRate it:
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
– Paul GauguinRate it:
Art is I; science is we.
– Claude BernardRate it:
Art is life, plus caprice.
– William Ernest HockingRate it:
Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn.
– John UpdikeRate it:
Art is long, life short judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
– Johann von GoetheRate it:
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
– Frank ZappaRate it:
Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life.
– W. Somerset MaughamRate it:
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
– Leonardo DaVinci, (maybe)Rate it:
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
– Leo TolstoyRate it:
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
– George SandRate it:
Art is not necessary at all. All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live in is to love --to love as Christ loved, as Buddha loved.
– Isadora DuncanRate it:
Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors?
– Nadine GordimerRate it:
Art is one of the means whereby man seeks to redeem a life which is experienced as chaotic, senseless, and largely evil.
– Aldous HuxleyRate it:
Art is one thing that can go on mattering once it has stopped hurting.
– Elizabeth BowenRate it:
Art is science made clear.
– Jean CocteauRate it:
Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.
– Elbert HubbardRate it:
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
– Amy LowellRate it:
Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.
– Iris MurdochRate it:

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