"Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos."
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"To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can't eat it."
"What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit."
"All art is but imitation of nature."
"Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic."
"To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event."
"Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality."
"Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs."
"Every good painter paints what he is."
"All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography."
"The history of art is the history of revivals."
"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist."
"Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed."
"The perfection of art is to conceal art."
"The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure."
"Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse."
"Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man's fate."
"The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment."
"A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds."
"Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle."
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