Quotes about Art

"The artist is the antenna of the race."
- Ezra Pound

"If you want to get across an idea, wrap it up in a person."
- Ralph Bunche

"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art."
- Leonardo da Vinci

"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery."
- Francis Bacon

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

"A confused mess of the most attractive colors will not give as much pleasure as a likeness in black and white."
- Aristotle

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

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

"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art."
- Paul Cezanne

"In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters."
- Paul Gauguin

"The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public."
- Paul Gauguin

"Great art picks up where nature ends."
- Marc Chagall

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."
- Edgar Degas

"Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves, whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience."
- Diogenes of Sinope

"Art is a lie that helps us to realize the truth."
- Pablo Picasso

"You see what you know!"
- Frank Stella

"You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself."
- Ethel Barrymore

"For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen."
- Douglas Adams

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
- Douglas Adams

"Life is wasted on the living."
- Douglas Adams

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."
- Douglas Adams

"No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love."
- Edvard Munch

"Nine times out of ten, in the arts as in life, there is actually no truth to be discovered; there is only error to be exposed."
- H. L. Mencken

"Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century."
- Marshall McLuhan

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

"An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it."
- Paul Valery

"I am a deeply superficial person."
- Andy Warhol

"Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches."
- Andy Warhol

"[Art can] represent the mystical, interiorization, contemplation, the imperceptible, the unspeakable, the eternal infinite, pure sensibility, the nothing . . ."
- Gottfried Honegger

"Nothing can almost-represent something."
- John Dalston

"He laughs best whose laugh lasts."
- Laurence J. Peter


Quotes that might apply to Almost-Art

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