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don_socalJune 18, 2014

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

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Walt Whitman

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'Keeffe

A line is a dot that went for a walk.
Paul Klee

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
Michelangelo

A picture is a poem without words.
Horace

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don_socal

Art is a look into the soul of the artist and a reflection of one's self as they see their inner thoughts in the art.
me

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 1:14AM
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don_socal

Yes it came up on the list.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 1:16AM
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lilosophie

Lovely quotes about making art. It used to be part of recreation for me and then I fell into this "If it doesn't sell it's a waste of time" way of looking at it, and I truly regret that I bought that idea and followed more "useful" activities, but I do garden and think one can make art by creating pretty pictures, and writing for myself turned out to be a pleasure.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 9:32AM
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west_gardener

Wonderful quotes about art.
There are so many ways to think of art, and your quotes mentioned some of them.
I'm paraphrasing , I don't know what art is, but I know it when I see it.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 6:30PM
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