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Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

Francois Cavanna Quotes

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Great art picks up where nature ends.

Marc Chagall Quotes

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My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.

Pablo Picasso Quotes

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No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Twentieth-century art may start with nothing, but it flourishes by virtue of its belief in itself, in the possibility of control over what seems essentially uncontrollable, in the coherence of the inchoate, and in its ability to create its own values.

A. Alvarez Quotes

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You do have to be fairly selfish when you have a gift. You cannot afford to let too many outside things get in the way.

Sarah Brightman Quotes

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Of all the arts in which the wise excel, nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.

Duke Of Buckingham Quotes

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The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.

Ansel Adams Quotes

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Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.

Albert Camus Quotes

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The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.

Cyril Connolly Quotes

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So-called art restoration is at least as tricky as brain surgery. Most pictures expire under scalpel and sponge.

Alexander Eliot Quotes

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I have been no more than a medium, as it were.

Henri Matisse Quotes

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About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.

Josh Billings Quotes

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The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.

Elbert Hubbard Quotes

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As for types like my own, obscurely motivated by the conviction that our existence was worthless if we didn't make a turning point of it, we were assigned to the humanities, to poetry, philosophy, painting -- the nursery games of humankind, which had to be left behind when the age of science began. The humanities would be called upon to choose a wallpaper for the crypt, as the end drew near.

Saul Bellow Quotes

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Pictures must not be too picturesque.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.

Daniel Barenboim Quotes

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In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men.

Simone de Beauvoir Quotes

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The first mistake of Art is to assume that it's serious.

Lester Bangs Quotes

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Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.

Charles Baudelaire Quotes

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Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.

Salvador Dali Quotes

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With an apple I will astonish Paris.

Paul Cezanne Quotes

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Art need no longer be an account of past sensations. It can become the direct organization of more highly evolved sensations. It is a question of producing ourselves, not things that enslave us.

Guy Debord Quotes

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Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.

Dawn French Quotes

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When one buys some of my artwork I hope it is because they will wish to learn from it and not because they think it will match their drapes! - 1997.

Christian Cardell Corbet Quotes

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