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Art Is...

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.

– Hippocrates

(Art by Mary Kuder)