„The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question.“

—  James Joyce, buch A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Quelle: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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James Joyce14
irischer Schriftsteller 1882 - 1941

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„The intensity with which a subject is grasped (still life's, portraits, or creations of the imagination) – that is what makes for beauty in art.“

—  Paula Modersohn-Becker German artist 1876 - 1907

excerpt of her Journal, Worpswede 1899; as quoted in Voicing our visions, – Writings by women artists; ed. Mara R. Witzling, Universe New York, 1991, p. 198
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„[a new order].. independent of the values of the feelings, and the description and imitation of nature... The value of technique beauty without artistic intention resides in its organism and can be deducted at the same time by its geometric ambitions. I can therefore speak of a new order: the architecture of the technical world. Since the industrial object belongs to the architectonic order, it is assigned an important role in today's artistic creation.“

—  Fernand Léger French painter 1881 - 1955

Quote from Leger's lecture "The aesthetics of the machine", in Paris, June 1924; as quoted by Paul Westheim in Confessions of Artists. - Letters, Memoirs and Observations of Contemporary Artists; Propyläen Publishing House, Berlin, 1925, p. 324; cited in Review by Francesco Mazzaferro http://letteraturaartistica.blogspot.nl/2016/03/paul-westheim1717.html
Quotes of Fernand Leger, 1920's

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„The beauty other people create is not for the artists. Artists have to live alone.“

—  Bram van Velde Dutch painter 1895 - 1981

1960's, Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde' (1965 - 1969)

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Oscar Wilde Foto

„The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim.“

—  Oscar Wilde, buch Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Quelle: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Kazuo Ishiguro Foto

„An artist's concern is to capture beauty wherever he finds it.“

—  Kazuo Ishiguro, buch An Artist of the Floating World

Quelle: An Artist of the Floating World

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„It is a beautiful truth that all men contain something of the artist in them. And perhaps it is the case that the greatest artists live and die, the world and themselves alike ignorant what they possess.“

—  Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892

"Talk to an Art-Union (A Brooklyn fragment)" http://www.aol.bartleby.com/229/4011.html (1839); later delivered as a lecture at the Brooklyn Art Union (31 March 1851) and printed in the Brooklyn Daily Advertizer (3 April 1851)
Kontext: It is a beautiful truth that all men contain something of the artist in them. And perhaps it is the case that the greatest artists live and die, the world and themselves alike ignorant what they possess. Who would not mourn that an ample palace, of surpassingly graceful architecture, fill’d with luxuries, and embellish’d with fine pictures and sculpture, should stand cold and still and vacant, and never be known or enjoy’d by its owner? Would such a fact as this cause your sadness? Then be sad. For there is a palace, to which the courts of the most sumptuous kings are but a frivolous patch, and, though it is always waiting for them, not one of its owners ever enters there with any genuine sense of its grandeur and glory.
I think of few heroic actions, which cannot be traced to the artistical impulse. He who does great deeds, does them from his innate sensitiveness to moral beauty.

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„People say, “Artist, study nature!” But it is no small matter to develop what is noble out of what is common, beauty out of what lacks form.“

—  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832

Man sagt: „Studire, Künstler, die Natur!”
Es ist aber keine Kleinigkeit, aus dem Gemeinen das Edle, aus der Unform das Schöne zu entwickeln.
Maxim 191, trans. Stopp
Maxims and Reflections (1833)

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„The real and proper question is: why is it beautiful?“

—  Annie Dillard, buch Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Quelle: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

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„The function of the modern artist was not to convey beauty, but to convey new truths.“

—  Eric R. Kandel American neuropsychiatrist 1929

The Age of Insight (2012)

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