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When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.

- Jacob Lawrence

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Print A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
- Michelangelo
Visual Arts
Print Genius is eternal patience.
- Michelangelo
Visual Arts
Print A great sculpture can roll down a hill without breaking.
- Michelangelo
Visual Arts
Print I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.
- Joan Miro
Visual Arts
Print My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.
- Claude Monet
Visual Arts
Print The arts are the signature of a nation.
- Joan Mondale
Visual Arts
Print All anybody needs to know about prizes is that Mozart never won one.
- Henry Mitchell
Music
Print Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.
- Henri Matisse
Visual Arts
Print Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.
- Og Mandino
Literary Arts
Print Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
- Rene-Francois-Ghislain Magritte
Visual Arts
Print The portrait is one of the most curious art forms. It demands special qualities in the artist, almost total kinship with the model.
- Henri Matisse
Visual Arts
Print Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
- Thomas Merton
Visual Arts
Print Creativity takes courage.
- Henri Matisse
Visual Arts
Print All my efforts go into creating an art that can be understood by everyone.
- Henri Matisse
Visual Arts
Print To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage.
- Georgia O’Keeffe
Visual Arts
Print Folk music is the original melody of man; it is the musical mirror of the world.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Music
Print We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Dance
Print Art is a technique of communication. The image is the most complete technique of all communication.
- Claes Oldenburg
Visual Arts
Print If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.
- Carl Perkins
Music
Print Imagination is the true magic carpet.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Visual Arts
Print Master technique and then forget about it and be natural.
- Anna Pavlova
Dance
Print In the brush doing what it's doing, it will stumble on what one couldn't do by oneself.
- Robert Motherwell
Visual Arts
Print O great creator of being, grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives.
- Jim Morrison
Music
Print To be an artist is to believe in life.
- Henry S. Moore
Visual Arts
Print Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.
- Robert Motherwell
Visual Arts
Print An artist chooses his subjects... that is the way he praises.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Visual Arts
Print Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind.
- Louise Nevelson
Visual Arts
Print I don't believe in an art that is not born out of man's need to open his heart.
- Edvard Munch
Visual Arts
Print After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible, is music.
- Aldous Huxley
Music
Print Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
- Victor Hugo
Music
Print The camera, if it’s lucky, may tell a different truth to drawing - but not a truer one.
- Robert Hughes
Visual Arts
Print A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.
- Eugene Ionesco
Visual Arts
Print I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.
- Frida Kahlo
Visual Arts
Print All art intuitively apprehends coming changes in the collective unconsciousness.
- Carl Gustav Jung
Visual Arts
Print The history of a people is found in its songs.
- George Jellinek
Music
Print Talent! What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous work in the right way.
- Winslow Homer
Visual Arts
Print Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Visual Arts
Print A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
- Hans Hofmann
Visual Arts
Print If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
- Edward Hopper
Visual Arts
Print Art is not a thing; it is a way.
- Elbert Hubbard
Visual Arts
Print Art is... a question mark in the minds of those who want to know what's happening.
- Aaron Howard
Visual Arts
Print Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist.
- Edward Hopper
Visual Arts
Print Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature.
- Susanne K. Langer
Visual Arts
Print Science is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis.
- Karl Kraus
Visual Arts
Print Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.
- Paul Klee
Visual Arts
Print When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.
- Jacob Lawrence
Visual Arts
Print Color is crucial in painting, but it is very hard to talk about.
- Roy Lichtenstein
Visual Arts
Print Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms.
- Roy Lichtenstein
Visual Arts
Print Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient that fuels daring.
- Grace Lichtenstein
Dance
Print We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.
- John F. Kennedy
Visual Arts
Print There is no must in art because art is free.
- Vasily Kandinsky
Visual Arts
Print We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you're doing so.
- B.B. King
Music
Print Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
- Paul Klee
Visual Arts
Print Entertainment and art are not isolated. Entertainment is in art like color in pictures.
- Martin Kippinberger
Visual Arts
Print Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
- Rudyard Kipling
Literary Arts
Print Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
- Pablo Picasso
Visual Arts
Print Never settle for anything less than your best.
- Brian Tracy
Visual Arts
Print The road to success is always under construction.
- Lily Tomlin
Theater
Print Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau
Literary Arts
Print All art requires courage.
- Anne Tucker
Visual Arts
Print All creations demand greenery of spirit.
- Diana Vreeland
Visual Arts
Print What art offers is space -- a certain breathing room for the spirit.
- John Updike
Visual Arts
Print You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus.
- Mark Twain
Literary Arts
Print Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Simonides
Literary Arts
Print Art is the signature of civilizations.
- Beverly Sills
Visual Arts
Print The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
- William Shakespeare
Theater
Print Dancing is silent poetry.
- Simonides
Dance
Print Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
- Twyla Tharp
Visual Arts
Print A painter paints pictures on canvas, but musicians paint their pictures on silence.
- Leopold Stokowski
Music
Print Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.
- Susan Sontag
Visual Arts
Print All mankind's inner feelings eventually manifest themselves as an outer reality.
- Stuart Wilde
Literary Arts
Print The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.
- Oscar Wilde
Theater
Print Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.
- Oscar Wilde
Music
Print Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Visual Arts
Print The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
- Émile Zola
Literary Arts
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