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Art Quotes

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

Art is the proper task of life.

Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.

Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding.

Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies.

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.

By the work one knows the workman.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.