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The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so read more

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.

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Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality read more

Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature.

by Marcel Proust Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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Of all the arts in which the wise excel, nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.

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

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The choirs left the main tune and soared two octaves past heaven in a descant to rattle the bones and read more

The choirs left the main tune and soared two octaves past heaven in a descant to rattle the bones and surge the heart.

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The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.

by Max Eastman Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become read more

The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.

by Paul Gauguin Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason read more

An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them.

by Andy Warhol Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

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Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.

Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.

by Henri Matisse Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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