The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers and never succeeding.
Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuaded themselves that they have a better idea.
Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art’s audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.
The Artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives, or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.
The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.
Art is the desire of a man to express himself to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist there’s no such thing as perfect.
I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue, but I’ve done many.
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels but I have seen thee, and thou art enough.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.