Art Quotes

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My great longing is to make those very incorrectnesses, those deviations, remodellings, changes in reality, so that they may become, yes, lies if you like - but truer than the literal truth.

Vincent Van Gogh

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The world today doesn`t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?

Pablo Picasso

You know how there`s time-based art? Movies, music, plays, it`s all time-based art. There`s a beginning, and a middle and an end. You have to see it from the beginning to the end. You`re restrained to that timeline... That way of experiencing it. But then there`s paintings. No beginning, no middle, no end. You see what you want to see when you want to see it. No restrictions, it`s just there.

Comet (movie)

Some of the greatest poetry is revealing to the reader the beauty in something that was so simple you had taken it for granted.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

We have art in order not to die of the truth.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.

Pablo Picasso

The highest problem of any art is to cause by appearance the illusion of a higher reality.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A key aspect of creativity is the process of finding great metaphors.

Ray Kurzweil

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Good art speaks for itself. That doesn’t mean you have to like it. So the next time you go to an art show, or look at anything for that matter, observe what effect it has on you and try to form your own opinion. That way you become the critic and not a mouthpiece for someone else’s opinions.

Paul Arden

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In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.

Ernst Fischer

Talking about art is like dancing about architecture.

David Bowie

The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.

Norman Mailer

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The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.

Francis Bacon

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Painting is the only art that can be practised without either talent or hard work.

George Orwell

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Art is I; Science is We.

Claude Bernard

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