Art, as far as it is able, follow nature, as a pupil imitates his
master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.
[It., L'arte vostra quella, quanto puote,
Seque, come il maestro fa il discente;
Si che vostr'arte a Dio quasi e nipote.]
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand;
His manners were gentle, complying, and bland;
Still born to improve in every part,
His pencil out faces, his manners are heart.
All art requires courage.
Art is a deliberate recreation of a new and special reality that grows from your response to life. It cannot be copied; it must be created.
All the arts which belong to polished life have some common tie,
and are connect as it were by some relationship.
[Lat., Etenim omnes artes, quae ad humanitatem pertinent, habent
quoddam commune vinculum, et quasi cognatione quadam inter se
Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
Art bids us touch and taste and hear and see the world, and shrinks from what Blake calls mathematic form, from every abstract form, from all that is of the brain only.
There is no must in art because art is free
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.
Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.
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