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A creation of importance
A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A guilty conscience
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
Adventure of his soul
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
W. Somerset Maugham
An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
An artist cannot fail
Children and art
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Except in Paris
For art to exist
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.
There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen.
Sean O Faolain
Incomprehensible work of art
To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can't eat it.
It never improves
Art never improves, but... the material of art is never quite the same.
T. S. Eliot
It raises its head
keeping a diary
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
Life is short
Nothing new in art
Painting and poetry
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Leonardo da Vinci
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
The aim of every artist
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
The business of art
The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
D. H. Lawrence
The essential function of art
The essential function of art is moral. But a passionate, implicit morality, not didactic. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.
D. H. Lawrence
The progress of an artist
The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.
T. S. Eliot
The role of the artist
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun
What I paint
I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
What is art?
Work of art
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.