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“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

AristotleAristotle
Philosopher
Nationality: Greek
Born: 384 BC
Died: 322 BC


“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.”

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
Dramatist
Nationality: Irish
Born: October 16, 1854
Died: November 30, 1900


“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

Thomas MertonThomas Merton
Author
Nationality: American
Born: January 31, 1915
Died: December 10, 1968


“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.”

George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
Dramatist
Nationality: Irish
Born: July 26, 1856
Died: November 2, 1950


“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”

Georgia O'KeeffeGeorgia O’Keeffe
Artist
Nationality: American
Born: November 15, 1887
Died: March 6, 1986


“A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.”

Hedy LamarrHedy Lamarr
Actress
Nationality: Austrian
Born: November 9, 1914
Died: January 19, 2000


“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”

Emile ZolaEmile Zola
Novelist
Nationality: French
Born: April 2, 1840
Died: September 29, 1902


“I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.”

Jackson PollockJackson Pollock
Artist
Nationality: American
Born: January 28, 1912
Died: August 11, 1956


“My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.”

Clara SchumannClara Schumann
Musician
Nationality: German
Born: September 13, 1819
Died: May 20, 1896


“My love of fine art increased – the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see.”

Sir John Paul Getty Jr.Sir John Paul Getty, Jr.
Philanthropist
Nationality: American/British
Born: September 7, 1932
Died: April 17, 2003

 

“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.”

John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
President
Nationality: American
Born: May 29, 1917
Died: November 22, 1963


“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.”

George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
Dramatist
Nationality: Irish
Born: July 26, 1856
Died: November 2, 1950


“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.”

Leonardo Da VinciLeonardo da Vinci
Artist
Nationality: Italian
Born: April 15, 1452
Died: May 2, 1519


“Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.”

Victor HugoVictor Hugo
Author
Nationality: French
Born: February 26, 1802
Died: May 22, 1885


“No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.”

Rainer Maria RilkeRainer Maria Rilke
Poet
Nationality: Austrian
Born: December 4, 1875
Died: December 29, 1926


“The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science.”

Erich FrommErich Fromm
Psychologist
Nationality: American
Born: March 23, 1900
Died: March 18, 1980

 

“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”

Frida KahloFrida Kahlo
Artist
Nationality: Mexican
Born: July 6, 1907
Died: July 13, 1954

 

“It is important to express oneself… provided the feelings are real and are taken from your own experience.”

Berthe MorisotBerthe Morisot
Artist
Nationality: French
Born: January 14, 1841
Died: March 2, 1895


“My illustrious lordship, I’ll show you what a woman can do.”

Artemisia GentileschiArtemisia Gentileschi
Artist
Nationality: Italian
Born: 1593
Died: 1653


“There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.”

Helen FrankenthalerHelen Frankenthaler
Artist
Nationality: American
Born: December 12, 1928
Died:


“Painting…in which the inner and the outer man are inseparable, transcends technique, transcends subject, and moves into the realm of the inevitable.”

Lee KrasnerLee Krasner
Artist
Nationality: American
Born: October 28, 1908
Died: June 19, 1984


“The thing that’s important to know is that you never know. You’re always sort of feeling your way.”

Diane ArbusDiane Arbus
Photographer
Nationality: American
Born: March 14, 1923
Died: July 26, 1971

 

“Computer photography won’t be photography as we know it. I think photography will always be chemical.”

Annie LeibovitzAnnie Leibovitz
Photographer
Nationality: American
Born: October 1, 1949
Died:


“My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue, an everlasting vision of the ever changing view.”

Carole KingCarole King
Musician
Nationality: American
Born: February 9, 1942
Died:


“I find it a lot healthier for me to be someplace where I can go outside in my bare feet.”

James TaylorJames Taylor
Musician
Nationality: American
Born: March 12, 1948
Died:


“I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it.”

Alanis MorissetteAlanis Morissette
Musician
Nationality: Canadian
Born: June 1, 1974
Died:


“If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”

Edward HopperEdward Hopper
Artist
Nationality: American
Born: July 22, 1882
Died: May 15, 1967

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