„All great art is a form of complaint“

—  John Cage

John Cage Foto
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US-amerikanischer Komponist 1912 - 1992

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Dejan Stojanovic Foto

„Art is apotheosis; often, the complaint of beauty.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

Dancing of Sounds http://www.poetrysoup.com/famous/poem/21378/Dancing_of_Sounds
From the poems written in English

Donald Judd Foto

„The main virtue of geometric shapes is that they aren't organic, as all art otherwise is. A form that's neither geometric or organic would be a great discovery.“

—  Donald Judd artist 1928 - 1994

Donald Judd (1967), quoted in: Alexander Alberro, ‎Blake Stimson (1999) Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology. p. 204
1960s

Arthur Symons Foto

„All art is a form of artifice. For in art there can be no prejudices.“

—  Arthur Symons British poet 1865 - 1945

Preface to Silhouettes kindle ebook 2012 ASIN B0082UH208.

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André Malraux Foto

„The great Christian art did not die because all possible forms had been used up; it died because faith was being transformed into piety.“

—  André Malraux French novelist, art theorist and politician 1901 - 1976

André Malraux, Les voix du silence [Voices of Silence] (1951) Part IV, Chapter VI
Les voix du silence [Voices of Silence] (1951)
Kontext: The great Christian art did not die because all possible forms had been used up; it died because faith was being transformed into piety. Now, the same conquest of the outside world that brought in our modern individualism, so different from that of the Renaissance, is by way of relativizing the individual. It is plain to see that man's faculty of transformation, which began by a remaking of the natural world, has ended by calling man himself into question.

Friedrich Nietzsche Foto

„The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

Jacques Barzun Foto

„Great works of art are great by virtue of being syntheses of the world; they qualify as art by fusing form and contents into an indivisible whole; what they offer is not "discourse about," nor a cipher to be decoded, but a prolonged incitement to finesse.“

—  Jacques Barzun Historian 1907 - 2012

"Culture High and Dry" (1984), p. 14
The Culture We Deserve (1989)
Kontext: Scholarship has yielded to the irresistible pull that science exerts on our minds by its self-confidence and the promise of certified knowledge. But, to repeat, the objects of culture are not analyzable, not graspable by the geometric mind. Great works of art are great by virtue of being syntheses of the world; they qualify as art by fusing form and contents into an indivisible whole; what they offer is not "discourse about," nor a cipher to be decoded, but a prolonged incitement to finesse. So it is paradoxical that our way of introducing young minds to such works should be the way of scholarship.

Marcus Aurelius Foto

„No form of Nature is inferior to Art; for the arts merely imitate natural forms.“

—  Marcus Aurelius, buch Selbstbetrachtungen

Meditations. xi. 10.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

Federico García Lorca Foto
Eugène-Melchior de Vogüé Foto

„All contemporary forms of art have secret bonds in common.“

—  Eugène-Melchior de Vogüé French diplomat, orientalist, travel writer, archaeologist, philanthropist and literary critic 1848 - 1910

Russian Novelists (1887), page 141 (translated by Jane Loring Edmands)

F. Scott Fitzgerald Foto

„Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.“

—  F. Scott Fitzgerald American novelist and screenwriter 1896 - 1940

Notebook L (1945) edited by Edmund Wilson
Quoted, Notebooks

Damien Hirst Foto
Richard Long Foto
Raymond Chandler Foto

„Art has a breadth which encompasses all the forms of creativeness, in drama, poetry, dance, fine arts, music, and literature. Art is not the picture you see before you. Pictures are the products of art.“

—  Harvey Dwight Dash American art educator 1924 - 2002

[Pictures Called Products Of Art., The Record, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Harvey_Dwight_Dash_(1924-2002)_in_The_Record_of_Hackensack,_New_Jersey_on_5_November_1959.png, November 5, 1959, Harvey Dwight Dash]
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„Great art is never extreme. Criticism moves in a false direction, as does art, when it aspires to be a social science... In this world modern artists form a kind of spiritual underground.“

—  Robert Motherwell American artist 1915 - 1991

Motherwell's writing in 1944; as cited in 'Robert Motherwell, American Painter and Printmaker' https://www.theartstory.org/artist-motherwell-robert-life-and-legacy.htm#writings_and_ideas_header, on 'Artstory'
1940s

William Saroyan Foto
Wynton Marsalis Foto
Gerhard Richter Foto

„Art is the highest form of hope.“

—  Gerhard Richter German visual artist, born 1932 1932

in text for catalogue of documenta 7, Kassel, 1982; as cited on collected quotes on the website of Gerhard Richter: 'on Art' https://www.gerhard-richter.com/en/quotes/art-1
1980's

Camille Paglia Foto

„Capitalism is an art form.“

—  Camille Paglia American writer 1947

Quelle: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990), p. 38

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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