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The forms of art are inexhaustible; but all lead by the same road of aesthetic emotion to the same world of aesthetic ecstasy.

    Author: Clive Bell

All I owe the world is my art.

    Author: Sherman Alexie

Art is an experience, not the formulation of a problem.

    Author: Lindsay Anderson

Art is creative for the sake of realization, not for amusement... for transfiguration, not for the sake of play.

    Author: Max Beckmann

The orbit of human vision has widened and art has annexed fresh territories that were formerly denied to it.

    Author: Max Bill

There must be some one quality without which a work of art cannot exist; possessing which, in the least degree, no work is altogether worthless.

    Author: Clive Bell

Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.

    Author: William Blake

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.

    Author: Albert Camus

We call those works of art concrete that came into being on the basis of their inherent resources and rules - without external borrowing from natural phenomena, without transforming those phenomena, in other words: not by abstraction.

    Author: Max Bill

If art has a purpose, it is to interpret life, reproduce it in fresh visions.

    Author: Catherine Drinker Bowen

Art is man's distinctly human way of fighting death.

    Author: Leonard Baskin

Good art theory must smell of the studio, although its language should differ from the household talk of painters and sculptors.

    Author: Rudolf Arnheim

More and more, cultural groups are cross-pollinating, and we're getting much more interesting art as a result.

    Author: Damon Albarn

True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation.

    Author: Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.

    Author: Theodor Adorno

Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.

    Author: Theodor Adorno

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

    Author: Scott Adams

A nice blend of prediction and surprise seem to be at the heart of the best art.

    Author: Wendy Carlos

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