What is Art? And what is Modern Art? Questions that can lead to a lot of discussions. Some of the answers can be found in this collection of quotes and proverbs about art and modern art. Enjoy!
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"To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived."
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
… if there happens to be an abandoned air compressor nearby, it should have a sign that says: “Notice! This is not art!” so the public does not waste time enjoying the wrong thing.
A tiny but dignified old lady was among a group looking at an art exhibition in a newly opened gallery. One modern painting caught her eye. "What on earth," she inquired of the artist standing nearby, "is that?"
He smiled condescendingly. "That, my dear lady, is supposed to be a mother and her child."
"Well, then," snapped the little old lady, "why isn't it?"
A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.
Edmond de Goncourt
Abstract art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
An artist never really finishes his work,
he merely abandons it.
Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
Anyway, in the corner of one container there was a ratty old collapsed armchair — worn, dirty, leaking stuffing, possibly housing active vermin colonies. I asked the gallery person if the chair was art, and she said yes, it was a work titled “Chair.” I asked her what role the artist had played in creating “Chair.” She said: “He found it.”
Art completes what nature cannot bring to finish. The artist gives us knowledge of nature’s unrealized ends.
Art does not exist only to entertain, but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, in a constant search for truth.
Art has no enemy except ignorance.
Art hath an enemy called Ignorance.
Art in the blood is liable to take the strangest forms.
The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
Art is a product of an artist. Modern art is a product of a self-proclaimed artist.
Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life.
Art is long, life is short.
Art is the daughter of freedom.
Art is to look at not to criticize.
Edgar Allan Poe
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