783 Art Quotes

But, after all, the aim of art is to create space - space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live. view quote

Venice is the perfect place for a phase of art to die. No other city on earth embraces entropy quite like this magical floating mall. view quote

Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity. view quote

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. view quote

There's art in rhythm playing. Just find it. Make your own art. Find your place, and when it's your time to solo, it's your time to shine. view quote

If you have good songs and a real desire to make music, the next thing to do, instead of approach record companies, is to get yourself a really good manager because then it allows you to focus on your profession of being a musician. Then they can focus on the darker art of the record label and the music industry. view quote

Cleanliness is the scourge of art. view quote

Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.' view quote

The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds. view quote

Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty? view quote

The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality. view quote

By 3000 B.C. the art of Egypt was so ripe and so far advanced that it is surprising to find any student of early culture proposing that the crude contemporary art of the early Babylonians is the product of a civilization earlier than that of the Nile. view quote

The style of ancient Egyptian art is transcendently clear, something 8-year-olds can recognize in an instant. Its consistency and codification is one of the most epic visual journeys in all art, one that lasts 30 dynasties spread over 3,000 years. view quote