Famous Art Quotes

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Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.

Pablo Picasso

Art is a lie which makes us realize the truth.

Pablo Picasso, Asher Lev Book

Art is a man's nature nature is God's art.

Philip James Bailey

Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition, it is imperfect and untrue.

Benjamin Haydon

Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature.

Ayn Rand

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

Kahlil Gibran

ART is a word which summarizes THE QUALITY OF COMMUNICATION.

L. Ron Hubbard

Art is about painting. All the rest is just a sideshow

Geoff Bunn

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

Octavio Paz

Art is anything you can get away with.

Andy Warhol

Art is beyond the enmity! That’s why you can always love the art of your enemy, even though you hate him!

Mehmet Murat ildan

Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.

Cicero

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 Rodin

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Paul Gauguin

Art is I; science is we.

Claude Bernard

Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn.

John Updike

Art is long, life short judgment difficult, opportunity transient.

Johann von Goethe

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.

Frank Zappa

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 Maugham

Art is never finished, only abandoned.

Leonardo DaVinci, (maybe)

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.

Leo Tolstoy

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

George Sand

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 Duncan

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 Gordimer

Art is one of the means whereby man seeks to redeem a life which is experienced as chaotic, senseless, and largely evil.

Aldous Huxley

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