Color of Life

Le beau est plus utile à l'art; mais le sublime est plus utile aux mœurs, parce qu'il élève les esprits.
(The beautiful is the most useful in art; but the sublime is the most helpful to morals, for it elevates the mind.)

Great art is an instant arrested in eternity.
James Huneker

Art is not a thing, it is a way.
Elbert Hubbard

The transformation of the experience: that is pure art.
Rebecca Horn

The building which is fitted accurately to its end will turn out to be beatiful, though beauty is not intended.

Architecture is frozen music.

When we build, let us think that we build for ever.

Architecture aims at Eternity; and therefore is the only thing incapable of modes and fashions in its principles.
Christophe Wren

The statue is beautiful when it begins to be incomprehensible.

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

The sculptor does not work for the anatomist, but for the common observer of life and nature.

The essence of a sculpture must enter on tip-toe, as light as animal footprints on snow.
Hans Arp

The highest problem of every art is, by means of apperances, to produce the illusion of a loftier reality.

The purpose of art is not a rarified, intellectual distillate - it is life, intensified, brillant life.
Alain Arias-Misson

Painting is the intermediate somewhat between a thought and a thing.
S.T. Coleridge

Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.
Paul Cezanne

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with gift of speech.

The more horrifying the world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.
Paul Klee

People want Art. And they are given it. But the less Art there is in painting the more painting there is.
Pablo Picasso

Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Pablo Picasso