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Do You Know Any More Art Quotes

Posted by: Angel Ortiz on 01/08/2013 - 10:49 PM


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Posted by: Natalie Holland on 01/08/2013 - 10:52 PM

We live in a rainbow of chaos. ~ Paul Cezanne


Posted by: EricaMaxine Price on 01/08/2013 - 11:00 PM

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free — Michelangelo
Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes; work never begun. — Christina Rossetti, Author
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. — Henry David Thoreau

Lots of them out there... some ok, some great, some are awesome... just like art.


Posted by: Wendy J St Christopher on 01/09/2013 - 12:05 AM

Hi, Angel -- I enjoyed the video; thanks for sharing!

Some of my fave art-related quotes:

“One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind.”
~ Dorothea Lange

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
– Albert Einstein

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
~ Elliott Erwitt

"Style is besides the point. Nobody would pay attention if one always said the same thing, in the same words and the same tone of voice."
~ Pablo Picasso

“I have an underwater camera just in case I crash my car into a river, and at the last minute I see a photo opportunity of a fish that I have never seen.”
~ Mitch Hedberg

"A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts."
Sir Joshua Reynolds


Posted by: Tony Murray on 01/09/2013 - 12:12 AM

' A man will see with his eyes.....An artist will see with his vision ' ( Murray)

'Even the least skillful artist can draw a conclusion' (Murray)

' Why doth the poet reflect? For time will not wait for the poet ' (Murray)

' The Artist's curse becomes mankinds blessing ' (Murray)

' Loneliness is the sculptors most faithful companion ' (Murray)

'The true battle of art lies not between the palette and the canvas, but between the viewer and the wall' (Murray)

'When I make a sculpture, I don't create something new, I redistribute what I've always known' (Murray)

'Many a teacher told me to: 'Try and stay inside the lines', which today, thankfully, I don't' (Murray)

'Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder, it is in the eye of the imaginative!' (Murray)

'I don't have to be the greatest artist of the 21st century, I am completely satisfied with just a cult following'. (Murray)

'Fame is not accrued but left to collective perception' (Murray)

'If I create a work of art, and no one is there to see it, is it still a masterpiece?' (Murray)


Posted by: Laura Brightwood on 01/09/2013 - 12:13 AM

"Artists like to draw attention."- Laura Brightwood


Posted by: Tony Murray on 01/09/2013 - 12:16 AM

Way to go Laura !


Posted by: Xueling Zou on 01/09/2013 - 12:16 AM

‎”Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”
- Steven Pressfield


Posted by: Tony Murray on 01/09/2013 - 12:23 AM

"All of the greatest artists never thought they were." (Murray)


Posted by: Xueling Zou on 01/09/2013 - 12:24 AM

"Whether it is the beautiful that brings to our hearts the love of truth and justice, or whether it is truth that teaches us how to find the beautiful in nature and how to love it, in eather case art does a noble work. It drags out the soul from its everyday shell, and brings it under the spell of its own mysterious and wonderful power, so that a memory of this experience stays with the people, sustains them in their daily labors, and refines their minds."

HELENA MODJESKA, "Women and the Stage," The World's Congress of Representative Women


Posted by: Tony Murray on 01/09/2013 - 12:31 AM

"Show me a true artist and I will show you a person who has not yet completed their greatest work!" (Murray)


Posted by: Tony Murray on 01/09/2013 - 1:00 AM

"Mollis e ars via ad astra non est" (Murray)


Posted by: Natalie Holland on 01/09/2013 - 6:27 AM

Art ain’t about paint. It ain’t about canvas. It’s about ideas. Too many people died without ever getting their mind out to the world. I have found how to get my ideas out and I won’t stop. I got ten thousand left. - Thornton Dial


Posted by: Loretta Luglio on 01/09/2013 - 6:59 AM

A teacher used to quote this all the time and it stuck. I now put it on my business cards. Author unknown.

"Art is the Language of Vision"


Posted by: Mike Jeffries on 01/09/2013 - 8:23 AM

"All art is useless" Oscar Wilde.


Posted by: Angel Ortiz on 01/09/2013 - 2:58 PM

thanks Mike no wonder why you here, if you believe on Oscar Wilde.


Posted by: Natalie Holland on 01/09/2013 - 6:36 PM

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed. ~
Vincent Van Gogh


Posted by: Marcio Faustino on 01/09/2013 - 8:58 PM


I believe on Oscar Wilde. All art is actually useless.
Useless things are important to make our life interisting.

The useful things are repetitive and boring. The funcional stuff are ugly. Look at bauhaus buildings and chears. They are ugly, when old they are abandoned and nobody want them.

Now, look at over worked buildings, temples and churchs. They are useless. They are just decoration, they are made just to be apretiated not to be used. The same with old funiture and paintings, too many useless details and extra work. But people want them because useless things are important.


Posted by: Angel Ortiz on 01/09/2013 - 10:24 PM

Do you think this was useless for someone never have seen the ocean before on it entire life before
I made out this of useless things found on the beach

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Posted by: Philip Sweeck on 01/10/2013 - 7:04 PM

Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.

- Friedrich Nietzsche


Posted by: Warren Thompson on 01/15/2013 - 5:41 AM


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