Art is much less important than life, but what a
poor life without it.
Creativity is that marvellous capacity to grasp
mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.
In a successful painting everything is integral –
all the parts belong to the whole. If you remove an aspect or element you are
removing its wholeness.
Art. Its definitions are legion, its meanings
multitudinous, its importance often debated. But amid the many
contradictory definitions of art, one has always stood the test of time, from
the Upanishads in the East, to Michelangelo in the West: art is the perception
and depiction of the sublime, the transcendent, the beautiful, the spiritual.
Art is a window to The Infinite, and opening to the goddess, a portal through
which you and I, with the help of the artist, may discover depths and heights of
our soul undreamed of by the vulgar world. Art is the eye of the spirit, through
which the sublime can reach down to us, and we up to it, and be transformed,
transfigured in the process.
Art, at its best, is the representation of your very own soul, a reminder of who
and what you truly are and therefore can become."
Pro Hart's art is like MacDonald's - an invented
product that no one needs.
It's got to be said that they're the ugliest things you've ever seen. They
are visual pollutants.
They reflect the averaging of Australia that has become so much part of John
We have sunk to such a low sate of self-esteem that people have been celebrating
the fact that he made a s---load of money from paintings that are totally
Now Ken Done has come out in support of Pro Hart, which is the blind defending
Ray Hughes, leading Sydney art dealer,
as reported by the Sun-Herald 9/4/06
painting I want to say something comforting
in the way that music is comforting.
Vincent Van Gogh
Do not copy nature too much.
Art is an abstraction.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday
is an extension of man's means of communication. As such, it's pure, difficult,
Art is a marriage of the
conscious and the unconscious.
painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others
No great artist ever sees things as they really are.
If He did, he would cease to be an artist.
Art is not made for anybody and is, at the same
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not
Never trust an art dealer who'll sit in a room for
more than ten minutes with a crooked picture.
Art should be something like a good armchair
in which to rest from physical fatigue
Art for art's sake makes no more sense than
gin for gin's sake.
W Somerset Maugham
Creativity takes courage.
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational
mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant
and has forgotten the gift.