„Art is not made to decorate rooms. It is an offensive weapon in the defense against the enemy.“

La peinture n'est pas faite pour décorer des appartements. C'est un instrument de guerre offensive et défensive contre l'ennemi.
La pintura no se ha inventado para adornar las habitaciones. La pintura es un arma ofensiva, en la defensa contra el enemigo.
Les lettres françaises (1943-03-24).
Quotes, 1940's

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spanischer Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer 1881 - 1973

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„Art is a weapon and the weapons can change the world.“

—  Riiko Sakkinen Finnish visual artist 1976

"Art" at riikosakkinen.com http://www.riikosakkinen.com/info/quotes/
Kontext: Art is a weapon and the weapons can change the world.
Good art is irreverent, excessive, controversial, incorrect, irritating, ironic, bad behaving, playful and beautiful or ugly.

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„Decorative and edifying. That is what I want art to be before anything else.“

—  Maurice Denis French painter 1870 - 1943

as cited on Wikipedia: Maurice Denis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Denis - reference [41]
Nouvelles théories sur l'art moderne..., 1922

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„Events are weapons for politicization of art.“

—  Wolf Vostell German painter and sculptor 1932 - 1998

Cited in: Hans Heinz Holz (1972). Vom Kunstwerk zur Ware: Studien zur Funktion des ästhetischen Gegenstandes im Spätkapitalismus. p. 204
Original: Ereignisse sind Waffen zur Politisierung der Kunst.

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„Consistency is the enemy of enterprise, just as symmetry is the enemy of art.“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950

As quoted in Bernard Shaw : The Lure of Fantasy (1991) by Michael Holroyd
1940s and later

Frank Stella Foto

„The aim of art is to create space - space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live.“

—  Frank Stella American artist 1936

Quoted in: Alan D. Bryce (2007) Art Smart: Art Smart: The Intelligent Guide to Investing in the Canadian Art Market. p. 55
Quotes, 1971 - 2000

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„Great art isn't about decoration - it's a different language that can both touch our hearts, and open our minds.“

—  Bran Ferren American technologist 1953

Quelle: I.D. Magazine Interview https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I.D._(magazine)

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„The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.“

—  Orson Welles American actor, director, writer and producer 1915 - 1985

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„[Our purpose is] to ensure that literature and art fit well into the whole revolutionary machine as a component part, that they operate as powerful weapons for uniting and educating the people and for attacking and destroying the enemy, and that they help the people fight the enemy with one heart and one mind.“

—  Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976

Chapter 32 https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/works/red-book/ch32.htm, originally published in Talks at the Yenan Forum on Literature and Art (May 1942), Selected Works, Vol. III, p. 84.
Original: (zh) 要使文艺很好地成为整个革命机器的一个组成部分,作为团结人民、教育人民、打击敌人、消灭敌人的有力的武器,帮助人民同心同德地和敌人作斗争。

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„According to the traditional interpretation Plato’s attitude against rhetoric is a rejection of the doxa, or opinion, and of the impact of images, upon which the art of rhetoric relies; at the same time his attitude is considered as a defense of the theoretical, rational speech, that is, of episteme.“

—  Ernesto Grassi Italian philosopher 1902 - 1991

The fundamental argument of Plato’s critique of rhetoric usually is exemplified by the thesis, maintained, among other things, in the Gorgias, that only he who "knows" [epistatai] can speak correctly; for what would be the use of the "beautiful," of the rhetorical speech, if it merely sprang from opinions [doxa], hence from not knowing? … Plato’s … rejection of rhetoric, when understood in this manner, assumes that Plato rejects every emotive element in the realm of knowledge. But in several of his dialogues Plato connects the philosophical process, for example, with eros, which would lead to the conclusion that he attributes a decisive role to the emotive, seen even in philosophy as the absolute science.
Quelle: Rhetoric as Philosophy (1980), p. 28

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„Art hath an enemy call'd ignorance.“

—  Ben Jonson, Every Man out of His Humour

Every Man out of His Humour (1598), Act I, scene 1

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„Art is a weapon for me, with which I can strike back.“

—  Gottfried Helnwein Austrian photographer and painter 1948

Interview by Marc Kayser, art-magazine Quest, Berlin, March 2004

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