A writer and, I believe, generally all persons must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.jorge luis borges
I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.frida kahlo
Its clones have hung on so many suburban walls over the decades that it has become the Mona Lisa of the vegetable world.robert hughes
The craft is finding a decent drainpipe to get access to the site as much as it is in the art... Van Gogh used short, stumpy brush strokes to convey his insanity – I use short, thin ledges above mainline train tracks.Banksy
American art, like the American language and American education, was as far as possible sexless.Henry Brooks Adams
I don't really have studios. I wander around around people's attics, out in fields, in cellars, anyplace I find that invites me.Andrew Wyeth, TIME magazine (18 August 1986)
In the largest sense, every work of art is protest. ... A lullaby is a propaganda song and any three-year-old knows it. ... A hymn is a controversial song sing one in the wrong church: you'll find out. ...Pete Seeger, Pop Chronicles: Show 33 - Revolt of the Fat Angel: American musicians respond to the British invaders. Part 1, interview recorded 2.14.1968.
He searched disorder for its unifying principle.Brian O'Doherty, On Stuart Davis, abstractionist whose work prefigured pop art, The New York Times (26 June 1964)
I tried to show you art, but you just pick it apart.Marshall Bruce Mathers III, "Don't Push Me", Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003).
Art is the child of Nature; yes, Her darling child in whom we trace The features of the mother's face, Her aspect and her attitude.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It's true that things are beautiful when they work. Art is function.Giannina Braschi in Empire of Dreams (1994)
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