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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.
Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
I paint with shapes.
To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
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.
Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.
Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
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.
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Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
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.
Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
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.
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.
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
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.
I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
-Henry A. Kissinger
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.
An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
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.
I think about my work every minute of the day.
The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
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