Quotes: Art

To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can’t eat it. – Leo Tolstoy

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
– Aristotle

Art consists of limitation.  The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.  – G.K. Chesterton

Art is Man’s nature.  Nature is god’s art. – James Bailey

Listen carefully to first criticisms made of your work.  Note just what it is about your work that critics don’t like – then cultivate it.  That’s the only part of your work that’s individual and worth keeping.  – Jean Cocteau

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