These days it seems like any idiot with a laptop computer can churn out a business book and make a few bucks. That's certainly what I'm hoping. It would be a real letdown if the trend changed before this masterpiece goes to print.
If modern painters feel qualms about applying the term "masterpiece" to describe a work of capital importance, this is because it has come to convey a notion of perfection: a notion that leads to much confusion when applied to artists other than those who made perfection their ideal.andré malraux
The masterpiece should appear as the flower to the painter perfect in its bud as in its bloom with no reason to explain its presence no mission to fulfill a joy to the artist, a delusion to the philanthropist a puzzle to the botanist an accident of sentiment and alliteration to the literary man.Whistler
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.ralph waldo emerson
In sculpture, did ever anybody call the Apollo a fancy piece? Or say of the Laocoo« n how it might be made different? A masterpiece of art has in the mind a fixed place in the chain of being, as much as a plant or a crystal.
Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure unfinished masterpiece.vladimir nabokov
At one point Trudeau mentioned to me that the National Gallery wanted to buy a masterpiece by the great Italian painter Lotto, and it needed a million dollars from the Treasury Board. "Is that Lotto-Quebec or Lotto-Canada?" I joked, but I got the message, and the National Gallery got the painting.jean chrétien
... Just came from Colombia, where the enormous oil on canvas by Martinez Delgado was transported to the Bank, It is the last masterpiece of a remarkable artist. What an honor for the Bank and for the people of Colombia.santiago martínez delgado
A walk down 14th street is more amazing than any masterpiece of art.allan kaprow
Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.villiers, george, 2nd duke of buckingham
The Wealth of Nations may not be an original book, but it is unquestionably a masterpiece.robert heilbroner
He wants to live on through something and in his case, his masterpiece is his son… all of us want that, and it gets more poignant as we get more anonymous in this world.Arthur Miller
No artist's masterpiece can match a mother's creation of a successful child, one who has been freed to explore and to grow. ... Success is measured not only by who we are, but by what gifts we give. As the old chief said, "The gift is not complete until it is given again." Ah, the mother whose gift to the world is a person !gerry spence
By the miracle of genius he created a masterpiece [ Parzival ], epic in scope, noble in purpose, humorous, humane, tender, and rational.wolfram von eschenbach
Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant, The only harmless great thing.john donne
Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece.
... Just came from Colombia, where the enormous oil on canvas by Martinez Delgado was transported to the Bank, It is the last masterpiece of a remarkable artist. What an honor for the Bank and for the people of Colombia.
By the miracle of genius he created a masterpiece [ Parzival ], epic in scope, noble in purpose, humorous, humane, tender, and rational.