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    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
    continentur.]

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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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I shut my eyes in order to see.

I shut my eyes in order to see.

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Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

by Pablo Picasso Found in: Art Quotes,
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One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil.rn

One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil.rn

by Balthus Found in: Art Quotes,
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It is not strength, but art, obtains the prize,
And to be swift is less than to be wise.
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It is not strength, but art, obtains the prize,
And to be swift is less than to be wise.
'Tis more by art, than force of numerous strokes.

by Homer ("smyrns Of Chios") Found in: Art Quotes,
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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from the artist is to make read more

The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from the artist is to make him ruin his work

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The temple of art is built of words. Painting and sculpture and
music are but the blazon of its read more

The temple of art is built of words. Painting and sculpture and
music are but the blazon of its windows, borrowing all their
significance from the light, and suggestive only of the temple's
uses.
- Josiah Gilbert Holland (used pseudonym Timothy Titcomb),

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The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

by Aristotle Found in: Art Quotes,
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Painters and poets have equal license in regard to everything.
[Lat., Pictoribus atque poetis
Quidlibet audendi semper read more

Painters and poets have equal license in regard to everything.
[Lat., Pictoribus atque poetis
Quidlibet audendi semper fuit aequa potestas.]

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