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Whatever an artist's personal feelings are, as soon as an artist fills a certain area on the canvas or circumscribes it, he becomes historical. He acts from or upon other artists.

Author: Willem De Kooning (1904)

Profession: Dutch-born American Artist

An artist is forced by others to paint out of his own free will.

Author: Willem De Kooning (1904)

Profession: Dutch-born American Artist

The more minimal the art, the more maximum the explanation.

Author: Hilton Kramer

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In art there are tears that lie too deep for thought.

Author: Louis Kronenberger

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Art is the objectification of feeling.

Author: Suzanne K. Langer (1895-1985)

Profession: American Philosopher

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants.

Author: Lao-Tzu

Profession: Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Taoism, Author of the ''Tao Te Ching''

In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti, but in America the successful writer or picture-painter is indistinguishable from any other decent businessman.

Author: Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951)

Profession: First American Novelist to win the Nobel Prize for literature

Making social comment is an artificial place for an artist to start from. If an artist is touched by some social condition, what the artist creates will reflect that, but you can't force it.

Author: Bella Lewitzky (1916)

Profession: American Dancer

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.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

Nature is a revelation of God; Art a revelation of man.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.

Author: Norman Mailer (1923)

Profession: American Author

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.

Author: Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

Profession: French Artist

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.

Author: Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980)

Profession: Canadian Communications Theorist

Art at its most significant is a distant early warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen.

Author: Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980)

Profession: Canadian Communications Theorist

As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly a technological rather than a social affair, the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes.

Author: Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980)

Profession: Canadian Communications Theorist