Art Quotes V


Art Quotes V

 

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If art, all art, is concerned with truth, then a society in denial will not find much in use for it.

©JEANETTE WINTERSON, Art Objects

There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence.

©REBECCA WEST, The Strange Necessity

While our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all.

©RAY BRADBURY, preface, Zen in the Art of Writing

That art is best which suggests most.

©AUSTIN O’MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

For the enjoyment of the artist the mask must be to some extent moulded on the face. What he makes outside him must correspond to something inside him; he can only make his effects out of some of the materials of his soul.

©G. K. CHESTERTON, The Dagger with Wings

The artist, like the God of creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.

©JAMES JOYCE, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

If the world were clear, art would not exist.

©ALBERT CAMUS, The Myth of Sisyphus

Art Quotes IV


Art Quotes IV

 

16-Art Quotes IV

 

 

There is no surer way of evading the world than by Art; and no surer way of uniting with it than by Art.

©JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe

The great artist when he comes, uses everything that has been discovered or known about his art up to that point, being able to accept or reject in a time so short it seems that the knowledge was born with him, rather than that he takes instantly what it takes the ordinary man a lifetime to know, and then the great artist goes beyond what has been done or known and makes something of his own.

©ERNEST HEMINGWAY, Death in the Afternoon

Art is man’s constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.

©CHINUA ACHEBE, Hopes and Impediments

The artist has some internal experience that produces a poem, a painting, a piece of music. Spectators submit themselves to the work, which generates an inner experience for them. But historically it’s a very new, not to mention vulgar, idea that the spectator’s experience should be identical to, or even have anything to do with, the artist’s. That idea comes from an over-industrialized society which has learned to distrust magic.

©SAMUEL R. DELANY, Dhalgren

No art is possible without a dance with death.

©KURT VONNEGUT, Slaughterhouse-Five

Art is the Mirror of our betrayed ideals.

©DORIS LESSING, The Golden Notebook

Art is the one form of human energy in the whole world, which really works for union, and destroys the barriers between man and man. It is the continual, unconscious replacement, however fleeting, of oneself by another; the real cement of human life; the everlasting refreshment and renewal. For, what is grievous, dompting, grim, about our lives is that we are shut up within ourselves, with an itch to get outside ourselves. And to be stolen away from ourselves by Art is a momentary relaxation from that itching, a minute’s profound, and as it were secret, enfranchisement.

©JOHN GALSWORTHY, Vague Thoughts on Art

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.

©WILLIAM FAULKNER, The Paris Review, spring 1956

In art as in lovemaking, heartfelt ineptitude has its appeal and so does heartless skill, but what you want is passionate virtuosity.

©JOHN BARTH, attributed, Passionate Virtuosity: The Fiction of John Barth

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

©ANDRE GIDE, Autumn Leaves

Art Quotes III


Art Quotes III

 

15-Art Quotes III

 

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.

©ANAIS NIN, quoted in The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.

©OSCAR WILDE, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Art at its greatest is fantastically deceitful and complex.

©VLADIMIR NABOKOV, Strong Opinions

All passes. Art alone

Enduring stays to us;

The Bust outlasts the throne,–

The Coin, Tiberius.

©HENRY AUSTIN DOBSON, Ars Victrix

It was the job of art to bring true feelings alive. To shock people into awareness.

©MICHAEL CRICHTON, Next

The work of art is a scapegoat surplus product, a dispensable cliché of form and meaning, having only the value the spectator–the symbol of society at large–gives it as he encounters it in the no man’s land of the gallery or museum. He victimizes it and is victimized by it; he is ambivalent about it as it is in itself. It has a certain amount of authority, yet no more than he gives it by channeling his life-energy in its forms. In other words, it forces him to recognize his own authoritarian style, i.e., his tendency to treat his own identity as a finished form, but at the same time possessed of an energy that contradicts that form by reashing for other identities. The work of art teaches the spectator that he too is communaal cliché and unfinished expression.

©DONALD BURTON KUSPIT, Redeeming Art: Critical Reveries

If they who understand the utmost refinement of any art will enjoy the perfection of it in a manner superior to other men, will they not amply pay for that advantage in feeling more than other men the imperfection of it, which in the natural course of things must so much oftener fall in their way?

©FULKE GREVILLE, Maxims, Characters, and Reflections

Computers creating art is an upsetting concept mostly because of what it means about humans.

©JASON LEE MILLER, “Automated Content Will Unmake Existence”

True art, like nature, ever bears

Suggestions of some higher thing;

As more than form or tint of bird

We prize the song he stops to sing.

©EDITH WILLIS LINN FORBES, “A Landscape in Oils”

Art is not Nature, art is Nature digested. Art is a sublime excrement.

©GEORGE MOORE, Confessions of a Young Man

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.

©LEO TOLSTOY, Diary

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.

©THEODOR WIESENGRUND ADORNO, Minima Moralia

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.

©RALPH WALDO EMERSON, Conduct of Life

 

Art Quotes I


Art Quotes I

 

11-Art Quotes I

 

Art … is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.

©STEPHEN SONDHEIM, interview, July 5, 2005

Art never expresses anything but itself.

©OSCAR WILDE, The Decay of Lying

A copy of the universe is not what is required of art; one of the damned things is ample.

©REBECCA WEST, The Strange Necessity

Whether it is the beautiful that brings to our hearts the love of truth and justice, or whether it is truth that teaches us how to find the beautiful in nature and how to love it, in eather case art does a noble work. It drags out the soul from its everyday shell, and brings it under the spell of its own mysterious and wonderful power, so that a memory of this experience stays with the people, sustains them in their daily labors, and refines their minds.

©HELENA MODJESKA, “Women and the Stage,” The World’s Congress of Representative Women

The art of art, the glory of expression, and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.

©WALT WHITMAN, Preface to Leaves of Grass

 

What Does the Bible Say About Art? – II


What Does the Bible Say About Art?

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Revelation 21:11

 

Having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.

 

1 Kings 7:13-51

 

And King Solomon sent and brought Hiram from Tyre. He was the son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze. And he was full of wisdom, understanding, and skill for making any work in bronze. He came to King Solomon and did all his work. He cast two pillars of bronze. Eighteen cubits was the height of one pillar, and a line of twelve cubits measured its circumference. It was hollow, and its thickness was four fingers. The second pillar was the same. He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars. The height of the one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits. There were lattices of checker work with wreaths of chain work for the capitals on the tops of the pillars, a lattice for the one capital and a lattice for the other capital. …

 

1 Samuel 18:6

 

As they were coming home, when David returned from striking down the Philistine, the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with songs of joy, and with musical instruments.

 

Exodus 31:2-9

 

“See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft. And behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. And I have given to all able men ability, that they may make all that I have commanded you: …

 

2 Timothy 1:6

 

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands,

 

Proverbs 31:21-22

 

She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet. She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.

 

2 Chronicles 24:12

 

And the king and Jehoiada gave it to those who had charge of the work of the house of the Lord, and they hired masons and carpenters to restore the house of the Lord, and also workers in iron and bronze to repair the house of the Lord.

 

2 Timothy 2:20-21

 

Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.

 

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