Read on and hopefully you will find some inspiration!
Have a great weekend.
Artists now decline to go to bed with beauty, fearing they’ll wake up with kitsch.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.
The voice of our age seems by no means favorable to art, at all events to that kind of art to which my inquiry is directed. The course of events has given a direction to the genius of the time that threatens to remove it continually further from the ideal of art. For art has to leave reality, it has to raise itself bodily above necessity and neediness; for art is the daughter of freedom, and it requires its prescriptions and rules to be furnished by the necessity of spirits and not by that of matter. […]
On the Aesthetic Education of Man (1794) Friedrich Schiller
Art is the only discipline where saying less means more.
Whoever uses the spirit that is in him creatively is an artist. To make living itself an art, that is the goal.
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The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.
The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake.
If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
John F. Kennedy
Art must take reality by surprise.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
If your choice enters into it, then taste is involved – bad taste, good taste, uninteresting taste. Taste is the enemy of art, A-R-T.
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Art is what you can get away with.
Thanks for visiting! Have a productive and creative day. Fill that white space.
Feature image from DarkWorkX. As for the other ones, I have been collecting stock from Pixabay in all sorts of folders for years. It is nearly impossible to give credit to everyone. It seems about time for a new system.