Famous Art Quotes

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All art is but imitation of nature.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

All art is quite useless.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the preface

All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.

Honore De Balzac

All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership.

Ann Landers

All men are in some degree impressed by the face of the world; some men even to delight. This love of beauty is taste. Others have the same love in such success that, not content with admiring, they seek to embody it in new forms. The creation of beauty is art.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All nature is but art unknown to thee.

Alexander Pope

All smatterers are more brisk and pert Than those who understand an art; As little sparkles shine more bright Than glowing coals that gave them light.

Butler

All that I desire to point out is the general principle that Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.

Oscar Wilde

All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.

M. C. Richards

All the world is queer save thee and me. And even thou art a little queer.

Sir Robert Owen

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.

Edith Wharton

Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.

Rebecca West

Any clod can have the facts having opinions is an art.

Charles McCabe

Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an Art.

Charles McCabe, San Francisco Chronicle

Any great work of art . . . revives and readapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world -- the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air.

Leonard Bernstein

Architecture is the art of how to waste space.

Philip Johnson

ARCHITECTURE, n The art of how to waste space.

Philip Johnson

Art and science have their meeting point in method.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manefestation of nature agree to find new shapes.

Kahlil Gibran

Art at its most significant is a distant early warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen.

Marshall McLuhan

Art can only be truly Art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.

Margaret Fuller

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Art does not imitate life. Art is much more powerful than that. Art brings life back. And it does it by exposing the secrets we all carry inside.

Jose Raul Bernardo, The Secret of the Bulls (Simon & Schuster, 1996

Art does not reproduce the visible rather, it makes visible.

Paul Klee

Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.

Paul Klee, Creative Credo, 1920

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