The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump.
The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews.
In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession.
All art is quite useless.
You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.
The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
Fine art is knowledge made visible.
Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.
The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.
People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.
The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone.
To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.
I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing.
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
It is art itself which should teach us to free ourselves from the rules of art.
My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I've been pursuing all my life.
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one's self by entering into the real sense of things.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.