The Macedonian kings, who maintained that their Greek ancestry traced back to Zeus, had long given homes and patronage to Greece's most distinguished artists.
I just want to say how much we are indebted to my dear and abiding friend, Harry Belafonte, and to all the distinguished and famous Artists and entertainers who have taken the time out from their prestigious schedules to be with us here in Montgomery, Alabama, as we march on the state capital tomorrow morning. I know that our thanks will go out to them and will abide them for years to come.harry belafonte
Far from affording Artists continuous inspiration, mass-media sources for art have become a dead end. They have combined with the abstractness of institutional art teaching to produce a fine-arts culture given over to information and not experience. This faithfully echoes the drain of concreteness from modern existence— the reign of mere unassimilated data instead of events that gain meaning by being absorbed into the fabric of imaginative life.robert hughes
My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the Artists who give them their spirit back.louis riel
Both of them were Artists with highly developed personas, and hence unreliable witnesses to their own pasts.wilfrid sheed
I think cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals. I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown Artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.
Most Artists go potty as they get older: dafter and madder as they get more celibate. So I am consciously going to do that.Peter Blake
Some of you are doomed to be Artists.martha graham
MTV has always given Artists a platform to get their stories and music out to their fans and this series reveals the unknown side of T.I.—one of the world’s greatest Artists at the most precarious time in his life.t.i.
Not every painter has a gift for painting, in fact, many painters are disappointed when they meet with difficulties in art. Painting done under pressure by Artists without the necessary talent can only give rise to formlessness, as painting is a profession that requires peace of mind. The painter must always seek the essence of things, always represent the essential characteristics and emotions of the person he is painting...titian
The poetical tendency of the present and of the preceding century has been divided in a manner singularly curious. One loud and conspicuous faction of bards, giving way to the corrupt influences of a decaying general culture, seems to have abandoned all the properties of versification and reason in its mad scramble after sensational novelty; whilst the other and quieter school constituting a more logical evolution from the poesy of the Georgian period, demands an accuracy of rhyme and metre unknown even to the polished Artists of the age of Pope.h. p. lovecraft
I felt that everything is beautiful, but that which man tries intentionally to make beautiful; that the work of an ordinary bricklayer is more valid than the artwork of all but a very few Artists.ellsworth kelly
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
[I'm] a sponge, the more I absorb, the more I am able to articulate my vision, as Artists do, like Picasso. I'm an artist in that light. I went from being an artist to an artiste.usher
Only the bad Artists of the nineteenth century were frightened by the invention of photography; the good ones all welcomed it and used it. Degas liked it not only because it provided an accurate record, but because the snapshot showed him a means of escape from the classical rules of design. Through it he learnt to make a composition without the use of formal symmetry.kenneth clark
(About Pop Idols) Obviously, it's designed by record company executives who want a cheap success, and they don't want to give money to anybody and they don't want to give contracts, so they've created this world of very bubbly teenagers who want to be "idols" and they think all they have to do is mime quite well and they've made it. ... But it's not the problem of the kids, it's the problem of the record companies, because it's just an inexpensive way for them to have so-called, I won't say "Artists", but erm...You're nodding, you know what I mean.morrissey
Once we become conscious of a feeling and attempt to make a corresponding form, we are engaged in an activity which, far from being sincere, is prepared (as any artist if he is sincere will tell you) to moderate feelings to fit the form. The artist’s feeling for form is stronger than a formless feeling.herbert read
The tendency of our perceptions is to emphasise increasingly the objective elements in an impression, unless we have some special reason, as Artists have, for doing the opposite.bertrand russell
The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one's obsessions, is what distinguishes Artists from entertainers, and what makes some Artists adventurers on behalf of us all.john updike
That terrible mood of depression of whether it’s any good or not is what is known as The Artist’s Reward.ernest hemingway
What do these so-called Artists mean when they preach the discovery of the'new'? Is there anything new? Everything has been done, everything has been discovered.Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
It is true that for us art is not an end in itself, we have lost too many of our illusions for that. Art is for us an occasion for social criticism, and for real understanding of the age we live in...Dada was not a school of Artists, but an alarm signal against declining values, routine and speculations, a desperate appeal, on behalf of all forms of art, for a creative basis on which to build a new and universal consciousness of art.
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad Artists are unable to give it up.jean cocteau
The artist’s aim is not to instruct the viewer, but to give information, whether the viewer understands the information is incidental to the artist.Sol LeWitt
These days there are painters that go inside a factory in order to be inspired by the noise of machines, so that it affects their works. Of course, Artists need sensibility; sensibility towards their environment and their community, but when they are stirred enough by their experiences in their society they can create their art in small studios.guity novin
But Zarathustra made it clear in which direction the answer lay; it is towards the artist-psychologist, the intuitional thinker. There are very few such men in the world's literature; the great Artists are not thinkers, the great thinkers are seldom Artists.colin wilson