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Quotations on Art - Quotations and Proverbs on Art

1. Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization. – Lincoln Steffens

2. Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. – Pablo Picasso

3. Art is a faithful mirror of the life and civilization of a period. – Jawaharlal Nehru

4. Art is not an end in itself, but a means of addressing humanity. – M. P. Mussorgsky

5. Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. – Oscar Wilde

6. Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life. – Jean Paul Richter

7. Art is difficult, transient is her reward. – Schiller

8. Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced. – Leo Tolstoy

9. Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer with which to shape it. – Vladimir Mayakovski

10. Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern. – A. N. Whitehead

11. Art hath an enemy called ignorance. – Ben Jonson

12. Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness. – George Jean Nathan

13. Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together. – John Ruskin

14. Abstract truth may belong to science and metaphysics, but the world of reality belongs to Art. – Rabindranath Tagore

15. The object of art is to give life a shape. – Jean Anouilh

16. Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God’s grandchild. – Dante

17. Art is either a revolutionist or a plagiarist. – Paul Gauguin

18. Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure. – Alfred North Whitehead

19. Art is not a thing; it is a way. – Elbert Hubbard

20. All art is but imitation of nature. – Seneca

21. A picture is a poem without words. – Horace

22. Art lies in concealing art. – Ovid

23. Art is long and time is fleeting. – Longfellow

24. Art does not imitate but interprets. – Mazzini

25. Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. – Simonides

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