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Quotations about art by author

Magdalene Abakanowicz

Art does not solve problems but makes us aware of their existence.  It opens our eyes to see and our brain to imagine.

Berenice Abbott

People say you have to eexpress your emotions. I'm sick of that. Photography does not teach you how to express your emotions. It teaches you how to see.

Ansel Adams

Art is the affirmation of life.

Ansel Adams

You don't take a photograph, you make it.

Ansel Adams

The more beauty in the mind, the more peace in the spirit.
[letter to Virginia Best, 1924]  

Scott Adams

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep. 

Stella Adler

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.

Ai Wei Wei
(born 1957)

It's art, or not art, I don't know, I don't care.  It's not the think I care about the most.  I care if I can provide a new condition, a new perspective, and from that angle can see something completely new. 
[from The Hanging Man]

Ai Wei Wei

Without freedom of speech there is no modern world, only a barbaric one.

Ai Wei Wei

Without humor there is no work. [quoted in New York Times, Oct 12, 2011]

Ai Wei Wei

Art needs to stand for something. [quoted in The Guardian, Sept 10, 2012] 

Edward Albee

All art should ne useful. If it's merely decorative, it's a waste of time. If you're going to spend a couple of hours of your life listening to string quartets or being at plays or going to a museum and looking at paintings, something should happen to you. You shuld be changed.

Joseph Albers

Art is not an object but an experience.


Beauty is a kind of harmony and concord of all the parts to form a whole which is constructed according to a fixed number, and a certain relation and order, as symmetry, the highest and most perfect law of nature.

Carl Andre
(born 1935)

A man climbs a mountain because it's there. A man makes a work of art because it isn't there.

Carl Andre

Without limits nothing really good can be accomplished.  I feel I've been liberated by them.  [New York Times, July 1, 2011]

Jean Anouilh

Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It's the aim of art to give it some.

(384-322 bce)

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things but their inward significance.


Why is it that all men who are outstanding in philosophy, poetry or the arts are melancholic?


Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.

Richard Avedon

All photographs are accurate, none of them is the truth.




If it isn't propaganda, it isn't art.


Diego Rivera