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Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

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Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.

Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.

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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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Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more read more

Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.

by Henri Matisse Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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The studio, a room to which the artist consigns himself for life, is naturally important, not only as workplace, but read more

The studio, a room to which the artist consigns himself for life, is naturally important, not only as workplace, but as a source of inspiration. And it usually manages, one way or another, to turn up in his product.

by Grace Glueck Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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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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The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid read more

The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal.

by Andre Breton Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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Fine art, that exists for itself alone, is art in a final state of impotence. If nobody, including the artist, read more

Fine art, that exists for itself alone, is art in a final state of impotence. If nobody, including the artist, acknowledges art as a means of knowing the world, then art is relegated to a kind of rumpus room of the mind and the irresponsibility of the artist and the irrelevance of art to actual living becomes part and parcel of the practice of art.

by Angela Carter Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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The irrepressible spirit that made his playing seem like good conversation is the Rubinstein legacy for pianists, if they can read more

The irrepressible spirit that made his playing seem like good conversation is the Rubinstein legacy for pianists, if they can pick up their heads from the keyboard long enough to claim it.

by Donal Henahan Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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