To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.
The truly modern artist is aware of abstraction in an emotion of beauty.
You can understand nothing about art, particularly modern art, if you do not understand that imagination is a value in itself.
The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.
Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.
Art is the triumph over chaos.
The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.
In general, modern art... has been inspired by a natural desire to chart the uncharted.
It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture.
Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.
The modern artist... is working and expressing an inner world - in other words - expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces.
A painting in an interior spreads joy around it by the colors, which calm us.
Modern paintings are like women, you'll never enjoy them if you try to understand them.
The modern artist, by nature and destiny, is always an individualist.
The impulse of modern art was this desire to destroy beauty.
The art world is the biggest joke going. It's a rest home for the overprivileged, the pretentious, and the weak. And modern art is a disgrace - never have so many people used so much stuff and taken so long to say so little.
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.
Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
Much of modern art is devoted to lowering the threshold of what is terrible. By getting us used to what, formerly, we could not bear to see or hear, because it was too shocking, painful, or embarrassing, art changes morals.
Should # graffiti be judged on the same level as modern art? Of course not: It's way more important than that
Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
The painting has a life of its own
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