Aphorisms by theme: Art

The ordinary true, or purely real, cannot be the object of the arts. Illusion on a ground of truth - that is the secret of the fine arts.

Joseph Joubert

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Most women are so artificial that art leaves them indifferent.

Oscar Wilde

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To me there is no past or future in art. If a work of art cannot live always in the present it must not be considered at all. The art of the Greeks, of the Egyptians, of the great painters who lived in other times, is not an art of the past, perhaps, it is more alive today than it ever was.

Pablo Picasso

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Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.

Pablo Picasso

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By theme : Art Creativity
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

Pablo Picasso

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Simplicity is the extreme degree of sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci

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Art, like life, should be free, since both are experimental.

George Santayana

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All tragedies are finished by a death; all comedies are ended by a marriage.

George Gordon Byron

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Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.

Jean Rostand

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By theme : Art Beauty
I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can`t help it. It`s the truth.

Charles Spencer Chaplin

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In science read the newest works; in literature, the oldest.

Edward George Bulwer - Lytton

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Order and simplification are the first steps towards the mastery of a subject.

Thomas Mann

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The history of art is the history of revivals.

Samuel Butler

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That`s what all we are. Amateurs. We don`t live long enough to be anything else.

Charles Spencer Chaplin

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By theme : Art Creativity Life
It is in self-limitation that the master shows himself.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.

Paul Valery

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Art is the most intense form of individualism that the world has known.

Oscar Wilde

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My pain may be the reason for somebody`s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody`s pain.

Charles Spencer Chaplin

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Art and science have their meeting-point in method.

Edward George Bulwer - Lytton

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