Art Quotes

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

Edgar Degas

 

A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.

Joshua Reynolds

 

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

Francis Bacon

 

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

T. S. Eliot

 

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen

 

Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.

Frank Lloyd Wright

 

Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.

Frank Lloyd Wright

 

Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders’ spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground.

Frank Lloyd Wright

 

Art for art’s sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.

Frank Lloyd Wright

 

All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.

Philip Johnson

 

Outside museums, in noisy public squares, people look at people. Inside museums, we leave that realm and enter what might be called the group-mind, getting quiet to look at art.

Jerry Saltz

 

Architecture is art, nothing else.

Philip Johnson

 

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

Henry David Thoreau

 

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

Elliott Erwitt

 

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.

Andy Warhol