April 11, 2006

Quotes on Art

Espero que gostem. Algumas são profundas, outras engraçadas:

"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech."
Simonides (556 BC - 468 BC)

"Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability."
Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads."
Erica Jong

"I suppose no matter what I'm drawing, there will always be some sort of question in my mind about it. A work of art (even cartoon art) is never really finished; it is abandoned."
Brooke McEldowney, Pibgorn commentary, 03-31-05

"I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues."
Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974)

"Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before."

"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?"
Edith Wharton US writer (1862 - 1937)

"Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others."
Albert Camus, Resistance, Rebellion, and Death

"A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world."
Edmond de Goncourt (1822 - 1896)

"When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it – a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand – as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there’s a clash between the two, it’s bad art."
Marc Chagall

"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion."
Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626), "Of Beauty"

"I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration."
Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954)

"Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings."
George Tooker

"Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul."
"What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter."
Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954)

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887), Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887

"Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend."
John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925) Treasury of Humorous Quotations (1951)

"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."
Joseph Chilton Pearce

"I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful."
John Constable (1776 - 1837)

"When one buys some of my artwork I hope it is because they will wish to learn from it and not because they think it will match their drapes!"
Christian Cardell Corbet, 1997

"Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art."
"One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself."
"Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master."
Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

"A man paints with his brains and not with his hands."
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564)

"I say that good painters imitated nature; but that bad ones vomited it."
Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616), Exemplary Novels (1613)

"I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time."
Orson Welles (1915 - 1985)

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."
"Give me a museum and I will fill it."
"There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun."
"There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality."
"Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility."
"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."
"I don't say everything, but I paint everything."
Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art."
Paul Cezanne

" Art is either plagiarism or revolution."
"In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters."
"I shut my eyes in order to see."
Paul Gauguin (1848 - 1903)

"The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel."
Piet Mondrian (1872 - 1944)

"One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams."
"Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing."
Salvador Dali

"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day."
"It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures."
"I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."
Vincent van Gogh

"We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth."
John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963), October 26, 1963

"Most people, when they criticize, whether they like it or hate it, they're talking about product. That's not art, that's the result of art. Art, to whatever degree we can get a handle on (I'm not sure that we really can) is a process. It begins in the heart and the mind with the eyes and hands."
Jeff Melvoin, Northern Exposure, Fish Story, 1994

"[Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered."
Al Capp - US cartoonist (1909 - 1979)

"Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic."
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary

"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
Andre Gide - French writer and critic (1869 - 1951)

"If you were in a burning house and there was a cat and a Rembrandt, what would you save? The cat...you would save the cat, because the cat is alive. The art is dead. It's just paint on a canvas, ink on a page. To live for art is to deny life. It's just to destroy life."
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Cicely, 1992

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
Scott Adams (1957 - ), 'The Dilbert Principle'

"Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere."
G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

"Art is the signature of civilizations."
Beverly Sills, NBC TV, May 4, 1985

"Art is making something out of nothing and selling it."
Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)

"Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life."
W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), 'Of Human Bondage', 1915


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Belo poema de quem maneja a palavra com maestria e arte que decerto vão associar-se à tua pintura.
Sucesso para o teu blog!

11:38 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

muinto bonito

6:56 pm  

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