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What is Art ? Proverbs & Quotations

Thoughts about Art & Art Philosophy : ( e-mail us your thoughts, what is Art? )


The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
by Friedrich Nietzsche - 1844 -1900
"Art is the daughter of freedom"
German philosopher, poet and dramatist - Friedrich Schiller
* I guess these days in our political correct times - he would have said; "art is the child of freedom" ?
I wonder why he used daughter, is it because Art, "Kunst" in German, is a female noun?
The tongue can paint what the eye can't see. (Chinese proverb)
All art is concerned with coming into being... for art is concerned neither with things that are, or come into being by necessity, nor with things that do so in accordance with nature.
*ponder this one....
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
(Ludwig van Beethoven)
Art is; not to worry about it...
Kahelu - cyberspace perspective
I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
Marcel Duchamp
*( beautiful, make up your own rules to stimulate creativity without conformity - Kahelu)
Art is unconditional
... aim to steadily de-condition the artistic mind away from the brain, without destroying the general well being and human nature of the physical.
* Tidy Kid - music installation artist
The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting".
Vincent van Gogh.
"It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly".
Claude Monet
"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection".
"Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence".
Henri Matisse or Leonardo da Vinci ?
"Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it".
Salvador Dali
"Don't be an art critic, but paint, there lies salvation".
Paul Cezanne.
Imagination is more important than Knowlwdge
Albert Einstein
* good old Albert - couldn't have said it better myself ...
"It is a gift to be able to paint a particular picture or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look. To affect the quality of the day - that is the highest of the arts."
Henry David Thoreau - 1817-1862, Essayist and Poet

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift."

- Albert Einstein -
(.... good old Albert again, how beautiful is that...)

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."
by ... Pablo Picasso
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
Pablo Picasso
"As far as I am concerned, a painting speaks for itself. What is the use of giving explanations, when all is said and done? A painter has only one language."
Pablo Picasso
"The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? "
Pablo Picasso
"The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. "
Pablo Picasso
"I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things."
Henri Matisse
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."
Oscar Wilde
"God and other artists are always a little obscure".
Oscar Wilde
"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for."
Georgia O'Keeffe
"An artist's career always begins tomorrow."
James McNeill Whistler
Art is the freedom to be yourself.
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
... by Pablo Picasso
... more to come ? ... maybe .. in the meantime.... create your own Art

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