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Art Should Be….

By November 3, 2016Uncategorized

“Art should be like a holiday: something to give a man the opportunity to see things differently and to change his point of view.” – Paul Klee

Henri Matisse

“Art should be something like a good armchair in which to rest from physical fatigue” – Henri Matisse

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” – Banksy

“Though some may think there should be a separation between art/music and politics, it should be reinforced that art can be a form of nonviolent protest.” – Eddie Vedder

“Art should be transgressive. Life is not all sweet.” – Nicholas Serota

“I believe all painting and art should be uplifting for the viewer.” – Damien Hirst

“Art should be cathartic” – anonymous

“These dog bones are just making art the way art should be made, without any overarching reference. Just for fun, if you can imagine that – art for fun.” – Sally Mann

Sally Mann 1974

Sally Mann 1974

“I don’t think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.” – Keith Haring

“Art is not chaste. Those ill prepared should be allowed no contact with art. Art is dangerous. If it is chaste, it is not art.” – Pablo Picasso

“Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions, when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it.” – Anthony Burgess

“An artist should be taking risks. That’s the whole idea of being an artist.” – JR

“Art like life, should be free, since both are experimental.” – George Santayana

“Artwork is work [and should be paid for].” – bumpersticker

“Art should be as inclusive as possible.” – Wayne White

James Whistler

“Art should be independent of all clap-trap – should stand alone, and appeal to the artist sense of eye or ear, without confounding this with emotions entirely foreign to it, as devotion, pity, love, patriotism, and the like. All these have no kind of concern with it; and that is why I insist on calling my works ‘arrangements’ and ‘harmonies.'” – James Whistler

“The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color. Our entire being is nourished by it. This mystic quality of color should likewise find expression in a work of art.” – Hans Hofmann

“Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.” – W. Somerset Maugham

“A man’s style in any art should be like his dress – it should attract as little attention as possible.” – Samuel Butler

“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.” – Oscar Wilde

“All serious art is being destroyed by commerce. Most people don’t want art to be disturbing. They want it to be escapist. I don’t think art should be escapist. That’s a waste of time.” – Edward Albee

“Art should be 75% the width of the Sofa” – design blog


“Every great work of art should be considered like any work of nature. First of all from the point of view of its aesthetic reality and then not just from its development and the mastery of its creation but from the standpoint of what has moved and agitated its creator.” – Amedeo Modigliani

“Art should be life. It’s an imitation of life. It should have some humanity in it.” – John Lyden

“Art is a form of consciousness.” – Susan Sontag

“We want art to be a part of our daily lives.” – Seattle Art League




Seattle Artist League: art school, art classes, painting classes, figure drawing.




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