Art Quotes (16732)

Quotes and citations about art

The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that it's almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to move around genres and sort of change you ideas, change your face, you know?.. view

By: Damon Albarn

The Gorillaz cartoons seem more real to me than the actual people on TV. Because at least you know that there's some intelligence behind the cartoons, and there's a lot of work that's gone into it, so it can't all be just a lie... view

By: Damon Albarn

I hope we can keep doing it this way - making music and art that are pure products of our influences while not really having to let the whole celebrity side of it get in the way. Then maybe more virtual bands will come out and do the same thing... view

By: Damon Albarn

I'm not really one of those people who believes that if you're a musician you can just leave that behind and start getting into politics... view

By: Damon Albarn

More and more, cultural groups are cross-pollinating, and we're getting much more interesting art as a result... view

By: Damon Albarn

I want the Arabic Granada, that which is art, which is all that seems to me beauty and emotion... view

By: Isaac Albeniz

Instead of art I have taught philosophy. Though technique for me is a big word, I never have taught how to paint. All my doing was to make people to see... view

By: Josef Albers

I was at the Royal Art School. That was a preparatory school specially for art teachers. You see, it was not so much for the development of artists. But we had there terribly stiff training... view

By: Josef Albers

And I started with this: I have not painted at all my childhood. In fact, I never painted. But I helped my father who was a house painter and decorative painter. He made stage sets, he made glass paintings, he made everything... view

By: Josef Albers

In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is - as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art... view

By: Josef Albers

It is not so for art in appreciation because art is concerned with human behavior. And science is concerned with the behavior of metal or energy. It depends on what the fashion is. Now today it's energy. It's the same soul behind it. The same soul, you see... view

By: Josef Albers

My father's parents were carpenters. They were also builders partly. They were painters. And several of them were very, active in the theatre and all such nonsense, you know... view

By: Josef Albers

Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon - it is the very heart of painting... view

By: Josef Albers

The aim of our studies is to prove that color is the most relative means of artistic expression, that we never really perceive what color is physically... view

By: Josef Albers

Traditionally art is to create and not to revive. To revive: leave that to the historians, who are looking backward... view

By: Josef Albers

In Italy the artist is a god. Now if the artist is a god, the scientist is likewise a god... view

By: Josef Albers

Ah, the creative process is the same secret in science as it is in art. They are all the same absolutely... view

By: Josef Albers

Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole... view

By: Leon Battista Alberti

It betrays hubris on the part of the artist to think his medium is limiting him, and I think we all recognize this... view

By: Steve Albini

I'm busy doing my job, and being a loudmouth doesn't appeal to me as much as when I was younger and had the youthful delusion that I was smarter than everybody else... view

By: Steve Albini

The woman I am currently crazy about was a vegetarian for a year until I started dating her. As is the case with most vegetarians, she had never eaten properly prepared meat, only commercially packaged or otherwise abused flesh... view

By: Steve Albini

You're not a wave, you're a part of the ocean... view

By: Mitch Albom

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age... view

By: Amos Bronson Alcott

After a while I started to think of that as an image of something that went a lot deeper than the dead dog, which is you can't bring back anything to life... view

By: Alan Alda

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart... view

By: Alan Alda

I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part. Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part. If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated for being in the theater during the show. Do they have one like that?.. view

By: Alan Alda

Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem... view

By: Brian Aldiss

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age... view

By: Thomas Bailey Aldrich

True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation... view

By: Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Chess for me is not a game, but an art. Yes, and I take upon myself all those responsibilities which an art imposes on its adherents... view

By: Alexander Alekhine

Experience has taught me that you have to improve all the time-little bit by little bit-and not keeping starting everything from new... view

By: Jean Alesi

It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin, or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart. This instead of being a valid apology, is the very ground of our condemnation... view

By: Archibald Alexander

Do not for a moment suppose that you must make yourself better, or prepare your heart for a worthy reception of Christ, but come at once - come as you are... view

By: Archibald Alexander

God is not glorified in any transaction upon earth so much as in the conversion of a sinner... view

By: Archibald Alexander

The International Brigades and the British volunteers were, numerically, only a small part of the Republican forces, but nearly all had accepted the need for organization and order in civilian life... view

By: Bill Alexander

Drawings help people to work out intricate relationships between parts... view

By: Christopher Alexander

It would be difficult, in this day and age, to fund art that made racial slurs... view

By: Jane Alexander

All I want to do is make sure that art is available to all Americans in a participatory way, whether you engage in the art process yourself or you're an audience member... view

By: Jane Alexander

Senator Helms might very well do that. I would point out to him that we in the art world are not necessarily in the business of making controversial art... view

By: Jane Alexander

What we do is look for high standards of excellence in the arts... view

By: Jane Alexander