Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
All art is a revolt against man's fate.
Art is a passion or it is nothing.
Now nature is not at variance with art, nor art with nature; they being both the servants of his providence. Art is the perfection of nature. Were the world now as it was the sixth day, there were yet a chaos. Nat, are unconscious of the harmony of creation.
Art is a language. It's not a skill. It's not a stunt. It's not something that you just learn to do and put it down. It comes from the heart.
Art is identical with a state of capacity to make, involving a true course of reasoning.
Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors?
I once had the nerve to ask Picasso the question, 'What is art?' He answered, 'Art is a lie which makes us see the truth.
Art is both creation and recreation.
Art is an intersection of many human needs.
Art is not an end in itself, but a means of addressing humanity.
Art is a private thing, the artist makes it for himself
Art is the sex of the imagination.
Art is a form of catharsis.
Art is nothing tangible. We cannot call a painting 'art' as the words 'artifact' and 'artificial' imply. The thing made is a work of art made by art, but not itself art. The art remains in the artist and is the knowledge by which things are made.
It is a gratification to me to know that I am ignorant of art... Because people who understand art find nothing in pictures but blemishes...
Art is not the possession of the few who are recognized writers, painters, musicians; it is the authentic expression of any and all individuality.
Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.
Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.
Art is the highest form of hope.
Art is like singing. Some do it better than others, but everyone can and should be doing it for their soul.
Do not imagine that Art is something which is designed to give gentle uplift and self-confidence . Art is not a brassiere. At least, not in the English sense. But do not forget that brassiere is the French word for life-jacket.
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