„The only really Christian art is that which, like St. Francis, does not fear being wedded to poverty. This rises far above art-as-ornament.“

“An Unprejudiced Mind,” p. 317
Pretexts: Reflections on Literature and Morality (1964)

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französischer Schriftsteller; Literaturnobelpreisträger 1947 1869 - 1951

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„Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse“

—  Anzia Yezierska American writer 1880 - 1970

Of Poland, Red Ribbon on a White Horse, ch. 9 (1950)

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„That your art follows her so far as it can, as the disciple does the master, so that your art is as it were grandchild of God.“

—  Dante Alighieri, buch Dantes Inferno

Canto XI, lines 103–105 (tr. Charles Eliot Norton).
The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Inferno

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„There really is no such thing as Art. There are only artists.“

—  Ernst Gombrich art historian 1909 - 2001

E. H. Gombrich, (1950, p. 15) cited in: Paul Smith, ‎Carolyn Wilde (2008). A Companion to Art Theory, p. 428.

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„There’s obviously always danger in making music or art for art’s sake. Even as Christians we can be guilty of that, being more about the art than the Artist who gave us this gift.“

—  Steven Curtis Chapman American Christian music singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and social activist 1962

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„There is no such thing as abstract art, or else all art is abstract, which amounts to the same thing. Abstract art no more exists than does curved art yellow art or green art.“

—  Jean Dubuffet, buch Prospectus et tous écrits suivants

Quelle: 1960-70's, Prospectus et tous écrits suivants, 1967, p. 206

„Once thou art wed, no longer canst thou be
Lord of thyself.“

—  Alexis Athenian poet of Middle Comedy -372 - -270 v.Chr

Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 34, 7.

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„The cult of the masterpieces of art and thought is the only impulse of the soul which, by general consent, has always soared above patriotic littlenesses.“

—  Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935

Light (1919), Ch. XX The Cult
Kontext: If, from the idea of motherland, you take away covetousness, hatred, envy and vainglory; if you take away from it the desire for predominance by violence, what is there left of it?
It is not an individual unity of laws; for just laws have no colors. It is not a solidarity of interests, for there are no material national interests — or they are not honest. It is not a unity of race; for the map of the countries is not the map of the races. What is there left?
There is left a restricted communion, deep and delightful; the affectionate and affecting attraction in the charm of a language — there is hardly more in the universe besides its languages which are foreigners — there is left a personal and delicate preference for certain forms of landscape, of monuments, of talent. And even this radiance has its limits. The cult of the masterpieces of art and thought is the only impulse of the soul which, by general consent, has always soared above patriotic littlenesses.

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„The art of music above all the other arts is the expression of the soul of a nation.“

—  Ralph Vaughan Williams English composer 1872 - 1958

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„The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.“

—  André Gide French novelist and essayist 1869 - 1951

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„As far as I can tell, the only thing worth looking at in most museums of art is all the schoolgirls on day trips with the art department.“

—  Banksy pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, and painter

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„Art is a mystery.
A mystery is something immeasurable.
In so far as every child and woman and man may be immeasurable, art is the mystery of every man and woman and child. In so far as a human being is an artist, skies and mountains and oceans and thunderbolts and butterflies are immeasurable; and art is every mystery of nature.“

—  E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962

"Foreword to an Exhibit: I" (1944)
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A mystery is something immeasurable.
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