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I hope you found these art quotes to be interesting, enlightening and forward looking.

When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
-Agnes Martin

Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
-Al Capp

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
-Albert Camus

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
-Albert Camus

I paint with shapes.
-Alexander Calder

To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
-Alexander Calder

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
-Ansel Adams Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
-Ansel Adams

You don't take a photograph, you make it.
-Ansel Adams

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
-Arne Jacobsen

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.
-Arthur Erickson

Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
-Arthur Erickson

Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
-Arthur Schopenhauer

The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.
-Ellen Key

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
-Emile Zola

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
-Eugene Delacroix

All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
-Federico Fellini

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
-Fran Lebowitz

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Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
-Francis Bacon

I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing.
-Francis Ford Coppola

Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.
-Frank Lloyd Wright

Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
-Franz Liszt

Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
-Friedrich Schiller

A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
-George Edward Moore

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
-George Santayana

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
-Henri Cartier-Bresson

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
-Henri Matisse

Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
-Henri Matisse

I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
-Henri Matisse

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
-Henry A. Kissinger

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
-Henry Ellis

The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.
-Henry Miller

An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
-Henry Miller

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
-Henry Moore

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.
-Henry Moore

I think about my work every minute of the day.
-Jeff Koons

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
-Jerzy Kosinski

Art quotes are forever and that is just the way it should be!

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