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Art Quotes

The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.

The history of art is the history of revivals.

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.

The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.

The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist.

The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.

The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.

The perfection of art is to conceal art.

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.

The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.