Filling a space in a beautiful way. That's what art means to me.
– Georgia O'Keeffe
(Art by Elly Sands)
Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers – and never succeeding.
– Marc Chagall
(Art by Helen McLuckie)
To give a body and a perfect form to one’s thought, this—and only this—is to be an artist.
– Jacques-Louis David
(Art by Dann Powers)
Art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in the midst of chaos.
– Saul Bellow
(Art by Cyndie Koopsen)
To evoke in oneself a feeling one has experienced, and…then, by means of movements, lines, colors, sounds or forms expressed in words, so to transmit that feeling—this is the activity of art.
– Leo Tolstoy
(Art by Don Voss)
Life is short, art is long, often quoted as ‘Ars longa, vita brevis’, after Seneca's rendering in De Brevitate Vitae sect.
(Art by Mary Kuder)