A thing in itself never expresses anything. It is the relation between things that gives meaning to them and that formulates a thought. A thought functions only as a fragmentary part in the formulation of an idea.
Art and science create a balance to material life and enlarge the world of living experience. Art leads to a more profound concept of life, because art itself is a profound expression of feeling.
Art cannot result from sophisticated, frivolous, or superficial effects.
Art is magic... But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development? Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth, the latter is impossible without the former. If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic.
Art is something absolute, something positive, which gives power just as food gives power. While creative science is a mental food, art is the satisfaction of the soul.
Art is the expression of the artist's overflowing soul.
Art is to me the glorification of the human spirit, and as such it is the cultural documentation of the time in which it is produced.
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light.
It takes intelligence and training, self-discipline and fine-sensibility, to gain renewed life through leisure occupation. America now suffers spiritual poverty, and art must become more fully American life before her leisure can become culture.
Our entire being is nourished by color.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
There is in reality no such thing as modern art. Art is carried on up and down in immense cycles through centuries and civilizations.
To me, art is the glorification of the human spirit.
To sense the invisible and to be able to create it, that is art.
We are connected with our own age if we recognize ourselves in relation to outside events; and we have grasped its spirit when we influence the future.
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