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Art Quotes

An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.

An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.

Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms.

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.

Art hurts. Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.

Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint.

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers... What we call art is a game.

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.

Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.

Art is not a thing; it is a way.

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.

Art is science made clear.