Quotes About Art Appreciation

Quotes tagged as "art-appreciation" (showing 1-7 of 7)
Ansel Adams
“A photograph is usually looked at- seldom looked into.”
Ansel Adams

Arthur Schopenhauer
“Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

“For most people, art is only valuable if other people say it is; and artists are only worthwhile if they are either rich and famous, or dead.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

“Subjecting oneself to a great work of art stings the pride of autonomy. Familiarization calls for a throbbing concentration on background techniques – the ways of nature, society, culture; observing life becomes the sacrifice of it. Laughing at masterpieces and lachrymose towards practicality, the man impervious to beauty drinks his saliva and cries into soup bowls – his body the source of all vital nourishment. Tea and toast he saves for his superiors, serving his way to a house with a swimming pool filled from his ducts. The high saline content making lifeguards unnecessary, his only child is one day found floating the wrong side up. In despondency the man turns to a seascape by Turner. Surely, God must have been a little sad to shed such a vast thimbleful of creation and sigh so many waves. The man feels akin to Turner’s fisherman with his lantern – a maritime Diogenes searching for an honest sublimity.”
Bauvard, The Darkness of Nature

Kakuzō Okakura
“In my young days I praised the master whose pictures I liked, but as my judgment matured I praised myself for liking what the masters had chosen to have me like.”
Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea

T.S. Eliot
“No poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone. His significance, his appreciation is the appreciation of his relation to the dead poets and artists. You cannot value him alone; you must set him, for contrast and comparison, among the dead. I mean this as a principle of aesthetic, not merely historical, criticism.”
T.S. Eliot, The Sacred Wood

“It has been said that art is a tryst; for in the joy of it, maker and beholder meet.”
Kojiro Tomita

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