Monday, October 23, 2017

Art For Art’s Sake 27 Quotes



"L'art pour l'art" (translated as "art for art's sake") expresses the philosophy that the intrinsic value of art – the only "true" art – is divorced from any moral, didactic or utilitarian function.  

Artists have been interpreting the meaning of art for centuries…  you’ll notice quite a few from Vincent van Gogh (my favorite artist)…

The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.” Vincent Van Gogh

Great art picks up where nature ends.”  Marc Chagall

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso

The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it.   The strokes come like speech.” Vincent Van Gogh

Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse

“Art is never finished, only abandoned” Leonardo Da Vinci

I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.'Vincent Van Gogh

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” Pablo Picasso

I wish they would only take me as I am.” Vincent Van Gogh

There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.” Pablo Picasso

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas

I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” Vincent van Gogh

Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.” Marc Chagall

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” Henry Ward Beecher

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.” Georgia O'Keeffe

"As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward." Vincent van Gogh

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” Leonardo da Vinci

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.” Vincent Van Gogh

Don’t think about making art, just get it done.  Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it.  While they are deciding, make even more art.” Andy Warhol

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.” Paul Cezanne

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” - Andre Gide

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Andy Warhol

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”  Edvard Munch

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent Van Gogh

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.” Vincent Van Gogh

"If I were called upon to define briefly the word Art, I should call it the reproduction of what the senses perceive in nature, seen through the veil of the soul." Paul Cezanne

Now that you are inspired…GO CREATE!




To A Life Of Simplicity
Happy Homesteading!
~ Susan & Rick
Celtic Acres Farm


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Susan along with her husband, Rick, are the owners of Celtic Acres Farm, an organic, self-sufficient, off-grid farm where they raise chickens, ducks, goats and a pig, rescue dogs and cats, grow their own heirloom, non-gmo produce, create handmade crafts and home décor items, and strive to live a self-sustaining lifestyle while attempting to carve out that little piece of paradise where they can live free, breathe free and commune with nature.
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