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The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.

by Francis Bacon Found in: Art Quotes,
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It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors

It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors

by Oscar Wilde Found in: Art Quotes,
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The conscious utterance of thought, by speech or action, to any
end, is art.

The conscious utterance of thought, by speech or action, to any
end, is art.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Found in: Art Quotes,
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Art, as far as it is able, follow nature, as a pupil imitates his
master; thus your art must read more

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.]

by Dante ("dante Alighieri") Found in: Art Quotes,
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Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.

Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.

by Evelyn Waugh Found in: Art Quotes,
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Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality read more

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.

by Friedrich Nietzsche Found in: Art Quotes,
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The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.

by Orson Welles Found in: Art Quotes,
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Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to sell it.

Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to sell it.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Art Quotes,
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Art for art's sake.
[Lat., Ars gratia artis.]

Art for art's sake.
[Lat., Ars gratia artis.]

by Dante ("dante Alighieri") Found in: Art Quotes,
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