Quotes on art

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I sometimes wonder if the hand is not more sensitive to the beauties of sculpture than the eye. I should think the wonderful rhythmical flow of lines and curves could be more subtly felt than seen. Be this as it may, I know that I can feel the heart-throb
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Percy Wynham Lewis Quotes

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I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum.
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Claes Oldenburg Quotes

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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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John Updike Quotes

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No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
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Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors?
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Edith Wharton Quotes

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Through all the world there goes one long cry from the heart of the artist: Give me leave to do my utmost.
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Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
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Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further.
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Rainer Maria Rilke Quotes

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A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.
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Robert Frost Quotes

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It has been said that art is a tryst, for in the joy of it maker and beholder meet.
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Kojiro Tomita Quotes

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