Quotes About Art Appreciation

Quotes tagged as "art-appreciation" (showing 1-10 of 10)
Arthur Schopenhauer
“Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

Ansel Adams
“A photograph is usually looked at- seldom looked into.”
Ansel Adams

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

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“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

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

Lauren Dane
“Reading, like other types of art appreciation, is intensely personal. So what appeals to people is going to depend on who they are. It depends on what is happening in their life at any given moment. On what has happened to them over the course of their personal history and what makes them feel any number of things. The value of art, when it comes to being appreciated by the beholder makes the person consuming it part of that process. Failing to appreciate that integral part of the process is done at your own peril.

[*Pulls Ranty Pants Up* In Which Lauren Dane Discusses Art, Publishing, Trash and Writing What you Want, Blog Post, May 16, 2013]”
Lauren Dane

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

J. Paul Getty
“In my own opinion, the average American's cultural shortcomings can be likened to those of the educated barbarians of ancient Rome. These were barbarians who learned to speak--and often to read and write--Latin. They acquired Roman habits of dress and deportment. Many of them handily mastered Roman commercial, engineering and military techniques--but they remained barbarians nonetheless. They failed to develop any understanding, appreciation or love for the art and culture of the great civilization around them.”
J. Paul Getty, How to Be Rich

Laura Amy Schlitz
“I quite lost myself, gazing at this work of art. . . It thrilled me, that sculpture. For one thing, it reminded me that in my new life, I may have other such experiences. I needn't always be an ignorant girl. The world will offer itself to me like a chalice brimming with immortal wine, and I will quaff from it.”
Laura Amy Schlitz, The Hired Girl

Kakuzō Okakura
“One is reminded in this connection of a story concerning Kobori-Enshiu. Enshiu was complimented by his disciples on the admirable taste he had displayed in the choice of his [art] collection. Said they, "Each piece is such that no one could help admiring. It shows that you had better taste than had Rikiu, for his collection could only be appreciated by one beholder in a thousand." Sorrowfully Enshiu replied: "This only proves how commonplace I am. The great Rikiu dared to love only those objects which personally appealed to him, whereas I unconsciously cater to the taste of the majority. Verily, Rikiu was one in a thousand among tea-masters.”
Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea

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