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

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The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite read more

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

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Piety in art--poetry in art--Puseyism in art--let us be careful
how we confound them.

Piety in art--poetry in art--Puseyism in art--let us be careful
how we confound them.

by Mrs. Anna Jameson Found in: Art Quotes,
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Art is not a thing; it is a way.

Art is not a thing; it is a way.

by Elbert Hubbard Found in: Art Quotes,
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We have learned to whittle the Eden Tree to the shape of a
surplice peg,
We have learned read more

We have learned to whittle the Eden Tree to the shape of a
surplice peg,
We have learned to bottle our parent twain in the yelk of an
addled egg.
We know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by
the cart,
But the devil never whoops, as he of old; It's clever, but is it
art?

by Rudyard Kipling Found in: Art Quotes,
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Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

by Thomas Merton Found in: Art Quotes,
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There is no must in art because art is free

There is no must in art because art is free

by Wassily Kandinsky 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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Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit read more

Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.

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I knew that I had come face to face with some one whose mere personality was so fascinating that, if read more

I knew that I had come face to face with some one whose mere personality was so fascinating that, if I allowed it to do so, it would absorb my whole nature, my whole soul, my very art itself.

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