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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.

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The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.

The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.

by Ellen Key Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.

by Henri Matisse Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent read more

Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.

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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.

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

by Ansel Adams Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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Portraits are supposed to "look within," but in my opinion very few people have an interior significantly different from the read more

Portraits are supposed to "look within," but in my opinion very few people have an interior significantly different from the outside portrait.

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The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

by Michelangelo Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

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Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.

by Stella Adler Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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Nature is inside art as its content, not outside as its model.

Nature is inside art as its content, not outside as its model.

by Northrop Frye Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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