Art Quotes II

Art Quotes II


12-Art Quotes II


Art is a microscope which the artist fixes on the secrets of his soul, and shows to people these secrets which are common to all.


There are only two styles of portrait painting: the serious and the smirk.

©CHARLES DICKENS, Nicholas Nickleby

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.

©WINSTON CHURCHILL, speech to Royal Academy of Art, 1953

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.

©LEO TOLSTOY, What is Art?

Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.


It is the glory and good of Art,

That Art remains the one way possible

Of speaking truths, to mouths like mine at least.

©ROBERT BROWNING, The Ring and the Book

Perhaps there is no other way of reaching some understanding of being than through art? Writers themselves don’t analyze what they do; to analyze would be to look down while crossing a canyon on a tightrope. To say this is not to mystify the process of writing but to make an image out of the intense inner concentration the writer must have to cross the chasms of the aleatory and make them the word’s own, as an explorer plants a flag.

©NADINE GORDIMER, Nobel Lecture, Dec. 7, 1991


Art is a jealous mistress.




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