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    All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.

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Art is the proper task of life.

Art is the proper task of life.

by Friedrich Nietzsche 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 perfection of an art consists in the employment of a
comprehensive system of laws, commensurate to every purpose read more

The perfection of an art consists in the employment of a
comprehensive system of laws, commensurate to every purpose
within its scope, but concealed from the eye of the spectator;
and in the production of effects that seem to flow forth
spontaneously, as though uncontrolled by their influence, and
which are equally excellent, whether regarded individually, or in
reference to the proposed result.

by John Mason Good Found in: Art Quotes,
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The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.

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For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: read more

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication

by Friedrich Nietzsche Found in: Art Quotes,
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Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.rn

Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.rn

by Rebecca West Found in: Art Quotes,
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His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand;
His manners were gentle, complying, and bland;
Still born to read more

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.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Art Quotes,
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No work of art is worth the bones of a Pomeranian Grenadier.

No work of art is worth the bones of a Pomeranian Grenadier.

by Unknown Found in: Art Quotes,
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Art my slats! I can paint with a shoestring dipped in lard!

Art my slats! I can paint with a shoestring dipped in lard!

by George Luks Found in: Art Quotes,
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