Nathan on Irrationality

"Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness."

Wilde on Art

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

Michelangelo on Art

"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection."

Hugo on Art

"God creates Art by man, having for a tool the human intellect."

Bierce on Painting

"Painting: The art of protecting canvas surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critics."

DalĂ­ on Madness

"The only difference between myself and a madman is that I am not mad."

Quack on Art Meaning

"Don't ask me what I want to express with my pictures, ask yourself, what they mean to you!"

Cocteau on Artists Speaking

"An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture."

Fellini on Artist's Work

"All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography."

Strand on the Artist's World

"The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep."

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Pause For Thought

Monet on Repetition

"I know that to paint the sea really well, you need to look at it every hour of every day in the same place so that you can understand its way in that particular spot and that is why I am working on the same motifs over and over again, four or six times even."