What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
There are neither good nor bad subjects. From the point of view of pure Art, you could almost establish it as an axiom that the subject is irrelevant, style itself being an absolute manner of seeing things.
No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.
Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.
Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow.
Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
All Nature is but Art, unknown to thee; All Chance, Direction, which thou canst not see.
To give style to one's character - a great and rare art! He exercises it who surveys all that his nature presents in strength and weakness and then moulds it to an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason, and even the weaknesses delight the eye.
My husband is from Hawaii and his father who was also born in Hawaii was a teenager when Pearl Harbor happened, right before church and he ran up and got on the roof of his grandfather's house and watched the planes go over.
Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.
Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
Rather than go to the gym, I would prefer to do martial arts because the time goes by quicker.
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.
Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
It is after all the greatest art to limit and isolate oneself.
Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb.
All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.
Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I'm paid to tell elaborate lies.
Any work of art that can be understood is the product of journalism.
Art is a kind of illness.
A great thing happening now in art is that artists are using the figure, the body, clothing, life.
All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.