• “A great work of art entertains”.
  • “A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Art gives life to what history killed. Art gives voice to what history denied, silenced, or persecuted. Art brings truth to the lies of history.” – Carlos Fuentes
  • “Art is a powerful form of expression not only for those who create it, but for those who own it.”
  • “Art is art. Everything else is everything else.” -Ad Reinhardt
  • “Art is long, life is brief.”
  • “Art is too serious to be taken seriously.” – Ad Reinhardt
  • Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire! ” 
  • “Dali tries to persuade us to come to terms with the darkness of existence & even to find pleasure in it.” –Vladimir, Oleg Kush
  • “Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.” – René Magritte
  • “Est Deus In Nobis” Latin for “There Is God In Ourselves.” We feel this when we create.
  • “For the artist, life is a great play. All of us have different behavior masks, and they emerge depending on the occasion…in the theater of life.”Claudio Souza
  • “Genius is childhood revisited with all the powers of adulthood.” – Charles Baudelaire
  • “Great art picks up where nature ends.” -Marc Chagall
  • “Happy are the painters for they shall not be lonely… Light and color, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end, or almost the end of the day.” – Winston Churchill
  • “History is remembered by its art, not its war machines.” -James Rosenquist
  • “I am seeking I am striving I am in it with all my heart.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  • I believe there’s power in seeking beauty, in the process of ornamentation itself“. -Adrian Cox
  • “If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” -William Blake
  • Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowlege is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” -Albert Einstein
  • In an age where the purpose of much ‘art” is to shock and offend, art of beauty and meaning is a bright spot; it is balm for our eyes and our souls. I believe art should uplift the human spirit. That is why I seek the ideal in my art, the ideal illuminates our potentialities. It is an affirmation of the best within us” – Michael Wilkinson
  • Insufficiency of knowledge made man an artist.”
  • “Just as theatre needs comedy to compliment tragedy, art needs surrealism to compliment realism.”
  • “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” -Rumi
  • “Life is only a fleeting moment between the past & the future.”
  • “Metaphor is an extraordinary rather than an ordinary language.”
  • “My goal with my art is to give you a “place” to ponder and rest – for it is in the quiet moments we decide who we want to be.” – Mark Keathley
  • “Once I heard it stated and now I believe it to be true that there is no true art without religion. The artist himself may not think he is religious but if he is sincere his sincerity in itself is religion. If something other than the material did not speak to him, and if he did not have faith in that something and also in himself, he would not try to express it. Every artist I meet these days seems to me to leak out the fact that somewhere inside him is groping religiously for something, some in one way, some in another, tip-toeing, stretching up, longing for something beyond what he sees or can reach.” -Emily Carr
  • “Our existence develops amongst chaos and order. But in my work, chaos is in the eye of the beholder, my work does not generate psychological chaos, it shows a chromatic exasperation… and the colors are aggressive in the way in which they are laid on the canvas, but it is the observer himself who wears my colour, who identifies himself or distances himself from what he sees.” – Antonio Murgia
  • Painting is a silent poetry and some dreams will happen only if spoken in a work of art.”
  • “The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purpose within him.” -Carl Gustav Jung
  • “The brush stroke at the moment of contact carries inevitably the exact state of being of the artist at that exact moment into the work, and there it is, to be seen and read by those who can read such signs, and to be read later by the artist himself, with perhaps some surprise, as a revelation of himself.

    Nature revels to him, and, seeing and feeling intensely, he paints and whether he wills it or not each brush stroke is an exact record of such as he was at the exact moment the stroke was made.” The Art Spirit by Robert Henri

  • “The driving force that compels us to leave home & travel to far off destinations.” –Vladimir, Oleg Kush.
  • “The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche .
  • “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” -Michelangelo
  • “The idea is not to live forever, but to create something that will.” – Andy Warhol
  • “The illusion that exaults us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths.” -Pushkin
  • “The third of delights is when you loved,

Ever aware of someone right near,

By word unobtrusive together bound hard,

The two of us fly over the hollows of fear.” -Valery Bryusov Delights

See Metamorphosis II by Vladimir Kush

  • “The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection”- Miguel Ángel Buonarroti
  • “There is more humanity & magic in the unreal than in the real person.”-Paul Velery
  • “This is the power of art: The power to transcend our own self-interest, our solipsistic zoom-lens on life, and relate to the world and each other with more integrity, more curiosity, more wholeheartedness.” – Maria Popova
  • “Time deserves its art. Art deserves its freedom.” – Cecilia Casadei
  • “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” -Jonathan Swift
  • “We should not… ignore her life as we look at the work, because the life is in her work.”
    – Elizabeth Cropper (written about Artemisia Gentileschi)
  • “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’”
    -George Bernard Shaw


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