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I don't believe in an art that is not born out of man's need to open his heart.

- Edvard Munch

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Print What art offers is space -- a certain breathing room for the spirit.
- John Updike
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Print Art is the signature of civilizations.
- Beverly Sills
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Print Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
- Twyla Tharp
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Print Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.
- Susan Sontag
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Print Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
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Print You can't make an architect. But you can open the doors and windows toward the light as you see it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
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Print My instinct about painting says, 'if you don't think about it, it's right.'
- Andy Warhol
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Print An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James McNeill Whistler
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Print It’s all a big game of construction, some with a brush, some with a shovel, some choose a pen.
- Jackson Pollock
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Print The painting has a life of its own.
- Jackson Pollock
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Print The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust
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Print Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.
- Rembrandt
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Print The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history.
- Robert Rauschenberg
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Print Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?
- Pablo Picasso
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Print Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
- Pablo Picasso
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Print Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
- Pablo Picasso
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Print Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
- Pablo Picasso
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Print Nature does many things the way I do, but she hides them!
- Pablo Picasso
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Print For a long time I limited myself to one color... as a form of discipline.
- Pablo Picasso
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Print Simplicity is the essence of the great, the true, and the beautiful in art.
- George Sand
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Print I was probably born with the ability to draw, but that does not make you an artist.
- James Rosenquist
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Print A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.
- Joshua Reynolds
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Print Collecting art is like a drug. It is both intensely pleasurable and highly addictive.
- Norman Rosenthal
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Print Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
- George Sand
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Print Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.
- Carl Sagan
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Print When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
- John Ruskin
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Print A work of art is a world in itself, reflecting senses and emotions of the artist’s world.
- Hans Hofman
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Print Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
- Constantin Brancusi
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Print Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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Print Imagination has always had powers of resurrection that no science can match.
- Ingrid Bengis
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Print We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
- Sir Winston Churchill
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Print In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
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Print Learning is an active process. We learn by doing.
- Dale Carnegie
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Print Don’t be an art critic, but paint, there lies salvation.
- Paul Cézanne
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Print Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.
- Paul Cézanne
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Print Any museum can invite you to look. A great one changes the way you see.
- Anonymous
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Print Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother’s womb.
- Jean Arp
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Print The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
- Aristotle
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Print Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams
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Print Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.
- Roy Adzak
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Print Countless unseen details are often the only difference between mediocre and magnificent.
- Anonymous
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Print Art is the imagination expressed through the senses.
- Anonymous
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Print Genius is childhood recalled at will.
- Charles Baudelaire
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Print The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
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Print The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
- Sir Francis Bacon
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Print Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself.
- Marcus Aurelius
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Print Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life.
- Vincent Van Gogh
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Print We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Print The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting.
- Vincent Van Gogh
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Print No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time. It is just that the others are behind the time.
- Martha Graham
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Print The essence of drawing is the line exploring space.
- Andy Goldsworthy
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Print Art is a part of the rebellion against the realities of its unfulfilled desire.
- Emma Goldman
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Print If you are looking for something to be brave about consider fine arts.
- Robert Frost
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Print To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
- Anatole France
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Print A painting is never finished - it simply stops in interesting places.
- Paul Gardner
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Print Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin
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Print The flat sound of my wooden clogs on the cobblestones, deep, hollow and powerful, is the note I seek in my painting.
- Paul Gauguin
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Print I shut my eyes in order to see.
- Paul Gauguin
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Print Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.
- Thomas Wentworth Higginson
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Print The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette.
- Henry S. Haskins
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Print The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.
- Hans Hofmann
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Print Style is something you can use, and you can be like a magpie, just taking what you want.
- David Hockney
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Print Life is short, art is long...
- Hippocrates
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Print Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same.
- Günter Grass
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Print The color of the object illuminated partakes of the color of that which illuminates it.
- Leonardo Da Vinci
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Print To give body and perfect form to your thought, this alone is what it is to be an artist.
- Jacques-Louis David
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Print Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
- Salvador Dali
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Print Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.
- Edgar Degas
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Print Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
- Edgar Degas
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Print The artist is not a special kind of man, but every man is a special kind of artist.
- A.K. Coomaraswamy
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Print You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free.
- Salvador Dali
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Print When I paint, the sea roars. The others splash about in the bath.
- Salvador Dali
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Print People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings.
- Salvador Dali
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Print Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
- Salvador Dali
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Print Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein
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