Beauty In Art Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes On Beauty In Art

#1. Without an allegiance to beauty, art degenerates into a caricature of itself. It is beauty that animates aesthetic experience, making it so seductive; but aesthetic experience itself degenerates into a kind of fetish or idol if it is held up as an end in itself, untested by the rest of life. - Author: Roger Kimball
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#2. Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness. - Author: Bryant H. McGill
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#3. Art is the creation of beauty; it is the expression of thought or feeling
in a form that seems beautiful or sublime, and therefore arouses in us some reverberation of that primordial delight which woman gives to man, or man to woman. - Author: Will Durant
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#4. Don't forget that in the midst of all your pain and heartache, you are surrounded by beauty, the wonder of creation, art, your music and culture, the sounds of laughter and love, of whispered hopes and celebrations, of new life and transformation, of reconciliation and forgiveness. - Author: Wm. Paul Young
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#5. The beauty of an art school: as long as you can pay the tuition, they will never, even in the gentlest way, suggest that you have no talent. - Author: David Sedaris
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#6. Where a love of natural beauty has been cultivated, all nature becomes a stupendous gallery, as much superior in form and in coloring to the choicest collections of human art, as the heavens are broader and loftier than the Louvre or the Vatican. - Author: Horace Mann
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#7. In art, vitality is the chaotic initial state; beauty is the cosmic final state. - Author: Chairil Anwar
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#8. People understand the meaning of eating lies in the nourishment of the body only when they cease to consider that the object of that activity is pleasure ... People understand the meaning of art only when they cease to consider that the aim of that activity is beauty, i.e., pleasure. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#9. Homeliness is almost as great a merit in a book as in a house, if the reader would abide there. It is next to beauty, and a very high art. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#10. Art makes murder into the supreme image of Beauty and in doing so sets free the vengeful God. (referring to Jean Lorrain's LE VICE ERRANT)
- Author: Jennifer Birkett
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#11. As all Nature's thousands changes But one changeless God proclaim; So in Art's wide kingdom ranges One sole meaning still the same: This is Truth, eternal Reason, Which from Beauty takes its dress, And serene through time and season Stands aye in loveliness. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#12. Beauty perishes in life, but is immortal in art. - Author: Leonardo Da Vinci
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#13. It seems an odd idea to my students that poetry, like all art, leads us away from itself, back to the world in which we live. It furnishes the vision. It shows with intense clarity what is already there. - Author: Helen Bevington
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#14. Since art is the expression of beauty and beauty can be understood only in the form of the material elements of the true idea it contains, art has become almost uniquely feminine. Beauty is woman, and also art is woman. - Author: Remy De Gourmont
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#15. Creativity ignited a spark. In that moment, I saw that art is not peripheral, beauty is not optional, but a strategy for survival. - Author: Terry Tempest Williams
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#16. The real connoisseurs in art are those who make people accept as beautiful something everybody used to consider ugly, by revealing and resuscitating the beauty in it. - Author: Jules De Goncourt
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#17. I have been performing in the street for more than 50 years: magic for basically 60 years, and the high wire 45 years. The beauty of it is that it's never the same. It's never easy. And yet, part of my art is to make it look easy. - Author: Philippe Petit
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#18. Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#19. True art is but the anti-type of nature; the embodiment of discovered beauty in utility. - Author: James A. Garfield
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#20. An artist must be pure of heart," said Gerdes, "for true art is the expression of the artist's innermost being. To create beauty, one must be beautiful" - she pressed her hands to her bosom - "in here, in your heart of hearts. - Author: Stephen R. Lawhead
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#21. Beauty inspires me - beauty in nature, people, and art. Smells and fragrances too. I know it sounds weird, but I'm a "fume head." I'm very olfactory-driven. - Author: Maria Canals Barrera
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#22. The contemplation of beauty in nature, in art, in literature, in human character, diffuses through our being a soothing and subtle joy, by which the heart's anxious and aching cares are softly smiled away. - Author: Edwin Percy Whipple
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#23. I can see my reflection like that of an angel!
And I feel that I am dying, and, through the medium
Of art or of mystical experience, I want to be reborn,
Wearing my dream like a diadem, in some better land
Where beauty flourishes. - Author: Stephane Mallarme
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#24. The subtle hues of gold and yellow and the fresh greens and the pepper red seemed to spiral into a kaleidoscope of shapes and forms that made the tips of a person's toes tingle, so that some were inclined to remove their shoes in its presence. - Author: Jeffry R. Halverson
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#25. What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every beauty? - Author: Sarah Bernhardt
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#26. Age in itself gives substance - what has lasted becomes a thing worth keeping. An older poem's increasing strangeness of language is part of its beauty, in the same way that the cracks and darkening of an old painting become part of its luminosity in the viewer's mind. - Author: Jane Hirshfield
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#27. In life's rich beauty pageant we put children on a stage, said flash your soft white belly child, but just don't act your age. - Author: Rodney Crowell
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#28. An author should never conceive himself as bringing into existence beauty or wisdom which did not exist before, but simply and solely as trying to embody in terms of his own art some reflection of eternal Beauty and Wisdom. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#29. Rest assured that if you work every day at your art, using the materials nearest at hand, you will gradually discover such beauty in them that they will fill you with happiness. - Author: John F. Carlson
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#30. Art does not lie in copying nature.- Nature furnishes the material by means of which is to express a beauty still unexpressed in nature.-The artist beholds in nature more than she herself is conscious of. - Author: Henry James
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#31. I watched as he raised his hand to run a finger down my nose to my lips, then traced my mouth.

The feather-light touch made me shiver. "What are you doing?"

"I'm drawing you, so that I'll have you in my fingertips while you are gone. - Author: Frances Watts
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#32. This world in which we live needs beauty in order not to sink into despair. It is beauty, like truth, which brings joy to the heart of man and is that precious fruit which resists the year and tear of time, which unites generations and makes them share things in admiration. - Author: Pope Paul VI
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#33. By beauty of course I mean truth, for the one involves the other; it is only the false in art which is ugly, and it is only the ugly that is universal. - Author: William Dean Howells
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#34. Encourage good music and art and literature in your homes. Homes that have a spirit of refinement and beauty will bless the lives of your children forever. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#35. But art is not simply works of art; it is the spirit that knows Beauty, that has music in its being and the color of sunsets in its headkerchiefs; that can dance on a flaming world and make the world dance, too. - Author: W.E.B. Du Bois
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#36. We live mindfully by harvesting evocative scenes to pay attention to including the mountains and oceans, flowers and trees, love and friendship, music and literature, art and poetry. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#37. A great work of Art demands a great thought or a thought of beauty adequately expressed. - Neither in Art nor Literature more than in Life can an ordinary thought be made interesting because well-dressed. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#38. Beauty, which is what is meant by art, using the word in its widest sense, is, I contend, no mere accident to human life, which people can take or leave as they choose, but a positive necessity of life. - Author: William Morris
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#39. Mannerism is not character, and affectation is the avowed enemy of grace. Every dancer ought to regard his laborious art as a link in the chain of beauty, as a useful ornament for the stage, and this, in turn, as an important element in the spiritual development of nations. - Author: August Bournonville
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#40. A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#41. I have not attempted to try to relive or recreate the past; but I have sought guidance from those timeless elements in the past which remain valid and vital to the future ... The purpose of my art is to seek beauty and truth, and to explore and glorify the human being and the universe. - Author: Frederick Hart
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#42. Living through art is a better way to live - not necessarily making art, but being surrounded by art. I think it's just as banal as trying to show my version of the beauty in the world. It's about beauty at the end of the day. - Author: Ragnar Kjartansson
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#43. The exercise of criticism always destroys for a time our sensibility to beauty by leading us to regard the work in relation to certain laws of construction. The eye turns from the charms of nature to fix itself upon the servile dexterity of art. - Author: Sir Archibald Alison, 2nd Baronet
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#44. My inspiration's coming from nature, I love nature and all the expressions, I love art, I love expressions of beauty. It's part of my life, being engaged in the moment. - Author: Rickson Gracie
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#45. If the painter wishes to see beauties that charm him, it lies in his power to create them, and if he wishes to see monstrosities that are frightful, ridiculous, or truly pitiable, he is lord and God thereof. - Author: Leonardo Da Vinci
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#46. I once taught art to adults in a night course. I had a woman who painted her back yard, and she said it was the first time she had ever really looked at it. I think everyone sees beauty. Art is a way to respond - Author: Agnes Martin
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#47. In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art. - Author: Jalaluddin Rumi
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#48. There were far worse strategies in life than to try to make each aspect of one's existence a minor work of art. - Author: Pat Conroy
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#49. I find him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#50. Your art is part of the big painting of your life. You are on your own, standing by yourself in the middle of creation. In the beauty of that aloneness, and in how you respond to it, you will find your passion. - Author: Michele Cassou
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#51. A elegantly executed proof is a poem in all but the form in which it is written. - Author: Morris Kline
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#52. Lo, thou, my Love, art fair;
Myself have made thee so;
Yea, thou art fair indeed,
Wherefore thou shalt not need
In beauty to despair;
For I accept thee so,
For fair.

[excerpt from "Christ to His Spouse"] - Author: William Baldwin
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#53. Such is the never-failing beauty and accuracy of language, the most perfect art in the world; the chisel of a thousand years retouches it. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#54. Loveliest of women! heaven is in thy soul, Beauty and virtue shine forever round thee, Bright'ning each other! thou art all divine! - Author: Joseph Addison
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#55. They tell me, Lucy, thou art dead, that all of thee we loved and cherished has with thy summer roses perished; and left, as its young beauty fled, an ashen memory in its stead. - Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
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#56. In other words, man's imagination, when it is not corrupt, yearns for the holy - to behold its beauty from a distance, to be possessed by it. All the greatest art of the past, pagan and Christian, testifies to this desire. It - Author: Anthony Esolen
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#57. Any action done with beauty and purity, and in complete harmony of body, mind and soul, is Art. - Author: B.K.S. Iyengar
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#58. Find the beauty in everyone and everything, everyday!
Roxanne Catherine Mapp - Author: Roxanne Catherine Mapp
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#59. O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars. - Author: Christopher Marlowe
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#60. For all that beauty that doth cover thee
Is but the seemly raiment of my heart,
Which in thy breast doth live, as thine in me.
How can I then be elder than thou art? - Author: William Shakespeare
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#61. One great function of the arts is to keep ideals alive in a culture that does not yet realize them. - Author: Susan Neiman
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#62. Sex, creativity, music, art, family, love, beauty, and creative imagination are all part of the spiritual path in the tantric traditions. So I think that for today that has a lot to say to us about not dividing ourselves from ourselves. - Author: Surya Das
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#63. When Black and White are colors and not races, people will still fall in love and discriminate between partners and feel sad and bad and need art that breaks your heart and takes you to those places where pain becomes beauty. - Author: Marlene Dumas
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#64. Real art is religion, a search for the beauty of God deep in all things. - Author: Emily Carr
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#65. An art, which has an aim to achieve the beauty, is called a philosophy or in the absolute sense it is named wisdom. - Author: Al-Farabi
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#66. If you love beauty, it's because beauty lives within you. If you love art, it's because you are creative. If it wakes up your heart, a receptor for it already exists within you. Your soul is drawn to the things that will help you unfold your most glorious expression. Give in. - Author: Cynthia Occelli
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#67. The secret of the nobility and beauty of great ladies lies in the art with which they can shed their veils. In such situations, they become like ancient statues. If they kept the merest scarf on, they would be lewd. Your bourgeois woman will always try to cover her nakedness. - Author: Honore De Balzac
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#68. The paintings of Francis Bacon to my eye are very beautiful. The paintings of Bosch or Goya are to my eye very beautiful. I've also stood in front of those same paintings with people who've said, 'let's get on to the Botticellis as soon as possible.' I have lingered, of course. - Author: Clive Barker
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#69. My thesis in terms of all my art is finding the beauty in the ugly truth. Just find the beauty in realism and what's there. - Author: Nikki Jean
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#70. When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection. - Author: Agnes Martin
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#71. I had better come clean now and say that I do not believe that art (all art) and beauty are ever separate, nor do I believe that either art or beauty are optional in a sane society. - Author: Jeanette Winterson
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#72. Laying out grounds ... may be considered as a liberal art, in some sort like poetry and painting ... it is to assist Nature in moving the affections ... the affections of those who have the deepest perception of the beauty of Nature ... - Author: William Wordsworth
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#73. This is not a book in the ordinary sense of the word. No, this is a prolonged insult, a gob of spit in the face of art, a kick in the pants to God, Man, Destiny, Time, Love, Beauty ... what you will. - Author: Henry Miller
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#74. It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art. - Author: Walter Hagen
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#75. We survive. We're Irish. We have the souls of poets. We love our misery, we delight in the beauty of strange places and dark places in our hearts. - Author: Eilis Flynn
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#76. The thought came to me that all one loves in art becomes beautiful. Beauty is nothing but the expression of the fact that something is being loved. Only thus could she be defined. - Author: Robert Musil
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#77. What keeps earth air breathable? Not oxygen alone. The earth is a freer place to breathe in, every time you love without calculating a return
every time you make your drudgeries and routines still more inefficient by stopping to experience the shock of beauty wherever it unpredictably flickers. - Author: Peter Viereck
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#78. To find beauty in the sad, hope in the midst of loss, and dignity in failure is great poetic art. - Author: David Mamet
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#79. The experience of beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say. The artist's relation to the object of beauty, how the art makes that happen, is a whole other subject. Beauty is an event. Beauty is something that happens. There is no such thing as a beautiful object or a beautiful woman. - Author: Peter Schjeldahl
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#80. The earlier days of the republic went into the acquisition of money and the provision for material things is now finding an outlet in the espousal of art. Now America has the leisure and the culture to foster beauty. - Author: Fritz Kreisler
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#81. Hopper's paintings are full of women like her; women who appear to be in the grips of a loneliness that has to do with gender and unattainable standards of appearance, and that gets increasingly toxic and strangulating with age. - Author: Olivia Laing
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#82. In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, sometimes only beauty can be trusted. Only artistic excellence is incorruptible. Pleasure cannot be bargained down. And sometimes the meal is the only currency that is real. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#83. Beauty is assailed from two directions - by the cult of ugliness in the arts, and by the cult of utility in everyday life. - Author: Roger Scruton
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#84. Beautiful storms dressed in women's clothing. - Author: Jenim Dibie
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#85. I like looking back at art-work or my writing and seeing it in a different perspective...It shows how much one has grown as a creator. Perfection may not exist in reality but I always strive to capture the beauty in whatever I happen to be doing. - Author: Alexander Lloyd Curran
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#86. Depression is a real demon in the woods for a lot of creative people, you know? It's part of what the documentary is trying to be about for me, finding balance, where the beauty that is attainable in the creative arts can be matched with the scratchy roughness of regular life. - Author: Ethan Hawke
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#87. As he scribbled his odds and ends, he made a note reaffirming his belief that art always serves beauty, and beauty is delight in form, and form is the key to organic life, since no living thing can exist without it, so that every work of art, including tragedy, expresses the joy of existence. - Author: Boris Pasternak
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#88. In spite the mountains of books written about art, no precise definition of art has been constructed. And the reason for this is that the conception of art has been based on the conception of beauty. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#89. The criterion of true beauty is, that it increases in examination; of false, that it lessens. There is something, therefore, in true beauty that corresponds with the right reason, and it is not merely the creature of fancy. - Author: George Grenville
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#90. Young lovers seek perfection. Old lovers learn the art of sewing shreds together. And of seeing beauty in a multiplicity of patches. - How to make an American Quilt - Author: Anonymous
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#91. The truly modern artist is aware of abstraction in an emotion of beauty. - Author: Piet Mondrian
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#92. Much of the beauty that arises in art comes from the struggle an artist wages with his limited medium. - Author: Henri Matisse
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#93. The Church [in the 14th century] gave ceremony and dignity to lives that had little of either. It was the source of beauty and art to which all had some access and which many helped to create. - Author: Barbara Tuchman
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#94. This love of beauty is Taste. Others have the same love in such excess, that, not content with admiring, they seek to embody it in new forms. The creation of beauty is art. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#95. Art is a communication informing man of his own dignity, and of the value of his life, whether in joy or grief, whether in laughter or indignation, beauty or terror ... Man needs the comfort of his own dignity ... And that's what the artisf is for. To give him that comfort. - Author: Robert Nathan
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#96. To mistake ugliness for reality is one of the frauds of the realistic school [of writing]. A hunger for the unknown and an aspiration toward beauty were inseparable from civilization. In America the word art was distorted to mean artificial. - Author: Anais Nin
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#97. Art has the ability to redeem life by finding beauty even in the worst aspect of things. - Author: Roger Scruton
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#98. The need for beauty and the [artistic] creation which embodies it is inseparable from man, and without it man would possibly not want to live in the world. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#99. For me art and chess are closely related, both are forms in which the self finds beauty and expression. - Author: Vladimir Kramnik
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#100. It's not movies and it's not "fine art." The beauty of a comic is that it's clear, direct communication. My work is getting simpler and more cartoony because I'm much more interested in communication now than in any illustrative value. - Author: Frank Miller
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