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    The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one's obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.

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Why should I paint dead fish, onions and beer glasses? Girls are so much prettier.

Why should I paint dead fish, onions and beer glasses? Girls are so much prettier.

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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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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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Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

by Andre Gide Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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One thing that makes art different from life is that in art things have a shape... it allows us to read more

One thing that makes art different from life is that in art things have a shape... it allows us to fix our emotions on events at the moment they occur, it permits a union of heart and mind and tongue and tear.

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One day the world will look upon research
on animals as it now looks upon research on human beings.
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One day the world will look upon research
on animals as it now looks upon research on human beings.
Da Vinci.

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In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed read more

In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men.

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Art is an experience, not the formulation of a problem.

Art is an experience, not the formulation of a problem.

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Thurber did not write the way a surgeon operates, he wrote the way a child skips rope, the way a read more

Thurber did not write the way a surgeon operates, he wrote the way a child skips rope, the way a mouse waltzes.

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