Thursday, May 12, 2005

Art Quotes

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.  ~Stella Adler Painting is silent poetry.  ~Plutarch, Moralia: How to Study Poetry Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.  ~Leonardo da Vinci It has been said that art is a tryst, for in the joy of it maker and beholder meet.  ~Kojiro Tomita Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.  ~Amy Lowell To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.  ~Schumann We all know that Art is not truth.  Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand.  The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.  ~Pablo Picasso I don't paint things.  I only paint the difference between things.  ~Henri Matisse An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.  ~Charles Horton Cooley Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.  ~Isaac Bashevis

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