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    When Michelangelo finished the painting of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling, he spent the rest of his life trying to remove the paint that had poured into his sleeve.

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Colors that blend with the brick and the dark waters of the city's canals - greens, browns and the strong read more

Colors that blend with the brick and the dark waters of the city's canals - greens, browns and the strong shade of oxblood that is known as Bruges red.

by Vicky Elliott 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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The buttocks are the most aesthetically pleasing part of the body because they are non-functional. Although they conceal an essential read more

The buttocks are the most aesthetically pleasing part of the body because they are non-functional. Although they conceal an essential orifice, these pointless globes are as near as the human form can ever come to abstract art.

by Kenneth Tynan Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.

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All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates read more

All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

by Oscar Wilde Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.

by Albert Camus Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.

Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.

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Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

by Twyla Tharp 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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