Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.
Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
Rules and models destroy genius and art.
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
W. Somerset Maugham
If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
Honore de Balzac
Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man's fate.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
David Herbert Lawrence
Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
E. M. Forster
In art as in love, instinct is enough.
The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.
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