783 Art Quotes

Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is. view quote

The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill. view quote

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything. view quote

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. view quote

You know, the way art history is taught, often there's nothing that tells you why the painting is great. The description of a lousy painting and the description of a great painting will very much sound the same. view quote

As a species, we are most animated when our days and nights on Earth are touched by the natural world. We can find immeasurable joy in the birth of a child, a great work of art, or falling in love. view quote

The arts, as a reflection of human existence at its highest, have always and spontaneously lived up to this demand of plenitude. No mature style of art in any culture has ever been simple. view quote

It's the first time that I've ever had an art show based on a film, but it's a photography collage. view quote

Art needs to be socialised, and you need a lot of context to understand that, and that doesn't mean having read a few art history books. view quote

The artistic process in digital art is very much the same as for making other kinds of paintings. view quote

I'm not a culture snob. So while, of course, I think the Mozart 'Requiem' or, say, Beethoven's 'Ninth' are some of the greatest works of art in the history of humankind, that's not to say the Beatles or Queen or Simon and Garfunkel aren't brilliant, beautiful, important works of art that should be sung without a sense of irony. view quote

We have been so successful in the past century at the art of living longer and staying alive that we have forgotten how to die. Too often we learn the hard way. As soon as the baby boomers pass pensionable age, their lesson will be harsher still. view quote

I treat clothing or a piece of jewelry like it was a piece of art, even though people who collect clothes get a bad rap because they're told it's all vanity. view quote