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Artists are the antennae of the race, but the bullet-headed many will never learn to trust the great artists. (Quote by - Ezra Pound)

A work of art cannot be satisfied with being a representation; it should be a presentation. (Quote by - Jacques Reverdy)

You know... that a blank wall is an apalling thing to look at. The wall of a museum - a canvas - a piece of film - or a guy sitting in front of a typewriter. Then, you start out to do something - that vague thing called creation. The beginning strikes awe within you. (Quote by - Edward Steichen)

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech (Quote by - Simonides)

Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion. (Quote by - Vincent van Gogh)

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. (Quote by - Pablo Picasso)

Why should I paint dead fish, onions and beer glasses? Girls are so much prettier. (Quote by - Marie Laurencin)

Artists, by definition innocent, don't steal. But they do borrow without giving back. (Quote by - Ned Rorem)

I'm a study of a man in chaos in search of frenzy. (Quote by - Oscar Levant)

Anyone who says you can't see a thought simply doesn't know art. (Quote by - Wynetka Ann Reynolds)

I wonder whether Art has a higher function than to make me feel, appreciate, and enjoy natural objects for their art value? (Quote by - Bernard Berenson)

The choirs left the main tune and soared two octaves past heaven in a descant to rattle the bones and surge the heart. (Quote by - Henry Mitchell)

Style, like the human body, is specially beautiful when the veins are not prominent and the bones cannot be counted. (Quote by - Tacitus)

The fingers must be educated, the thumb is born knowing. (Quote by - Marc Chagall)

Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs. (Quote by - G. K. Chesterton)

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together. (Quote by - John Ruskin)

The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist. (Quote by - Henry Mille)

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man. (Quote by - Edward Steichen)

Everything in nature is formed upon the sphere, the cone and the cylinder. One must learn to paint these simple figures and then one can do all that he may wish. (Quote by - Paul Cezanne)

Artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them. (Quote by - Andy Warhol)


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