quote by Leopold Stokowski

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.

— Leopold Stokowski

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A Classical style... is the syllogism of art, the only legitimate process from one world to another. Classicism is not the manner of any fixed age or of any fixed country; it is a constant state of the artistic mind. It is a temper of security and satisfaction and patience.


Classical art quote You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, wil
You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.
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What is important is that our optical awareness rids itself of classical notions of beauty and opens itself more and more to the beauty of the instant and of these surprising points of view that appear for a brief moment and never return; those are what make photography an art.

Classical art quote The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.
The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.
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But really, it was reading that led me to writing.

And in particular, reading the American classics like Twain who taught me at an early age that ordinary lives of ordinary people can be made into high art.

Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic example of that person in the arts with lots of brains and drive but little taste or talent.

I went to the Performing Arts School and studied classical ballet.

That attitude is something that's put into your head. You are never thin enough.


Classical art quote There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.

Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.

If classical music is the state of the art, then the arts are in a sad state.

Classical art quote Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

I've worked with some great orchestras and amazing classical musicians, but I don't like the conceptualization of classical music as an elitist form of art.

A Haydn symphony had a meaning for the social group that listened to it.

A Mahler symphony had a meaning for the man who composed it. Here is the difference between the classical and romantic attitudes to art.


Romanticism was more than merely an alternative to a sterile classicism;

romanticism made possible, especially in art, a great expansion of the human consciousness.

Classical art quote I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any ot
I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - thing I had no words for.

The objective of the Classical Art of Riding is to train the horse not only to be brilliant in the movements and the exercises of the High School but also to be quiet, supple and obedient and by his smooth movements to make riding a true pleasure

Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.

Classical art stands for form; romantic art for content.

Classical art quote Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.
Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.

All these poses of classical torture ruined my mind like a snake in the orchard.

I did go from wanting to be someone, now I'm drunk and wearing flip-flops on Fifth Avenue.


Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memories.

According to the classic liberal-arts ideal, learning promises liberation, but it is not liberation from demanding moral ideals and social norms, or liberation to act on our desires-it is, rather, liberation from slavery to those desires, from slavery to self.

Classical art quote Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Suddenly I've got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.

I will never forget the pleasure and instruction I derived from working with a true master of his art, such as Edward G. Robinson was - and is. Surely his record for versatility, studied characterization - ranging from modern colloquial to the classics - and artistic integrity is unsurpassed.

I would like my work to be recognized as being in the classical tradition (Coptic, Egyptian, Greek, Chinese), as representing the Ideal in the mind. Classical art cannot possibly be eclectic. One must see the ideal in one's own mind. It is like a memory - an awareness -of perfection.


Classical art quote Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to k
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

They tell me Wagner's music is better than it sounds.

The creator of the new composition in the arts is an outlaw until he is a classic.

We are at home here. Alienation is unnecessary. Contact with reality at a deep level is part of the Christian's life. He enters into reality, rather than escaping from it. The flight from reality is a mark of Eastern and classical mysticism, not of Christianity.

Classical art quote Passion is the art of suffering for what you love; instead of settling for what
Passion is the art of suffering for what you love; instead of settling for what you don't.

Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.

The fact is, the public make use of the classics of a country as a means of checking the progress of Art. They degrade the classics into authorities. They use them as bludgeons for preventing the free expression of Beauty in new forms.


Another classical music teacher from Performing Arts that I've stayed in contact with is Jonathan Strasser.

Classical art quote The noblest art is that of making others happy.
The noblest art is that of making others happy.

Technology and the Internet have created a new set of relationships.

It's changed the social fabric of promotion: advertising, dating. Part of art world judgment, part of it, is based on people's statistics; their measure of financial value: of likes, of popularity. Data and technology are invading the traditional and classic set of criteria.

Part of my mission is simply that: to bring the world of the arts, particularly classical music, closer to people so they don't feel that it is something remote that they have to specially prepare themselves for, or dress up for.

when dancing is right, the movement possesss a logic common to us all, an inevitability that takes it beyond the personal and egocentric and makes of it classical art.

Classical art quote Life beats down and crushes the soul and art remind you that you have one.
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art remind you that you have one.

What passion cannot music raise and quell!


A love of classical music is only partially a natural response to hearing the works performed, it also must come about by a decision to listen carefully, to pay close attention, a decision inevitably motivated by the cultural and social prestige of the art.

We want to answer this classical question, who am I? So I think that most of our works are for art, or whatever we do, including science or religion, tried to answer that question.

All good art has contained both abstract and surrealist elements, just as it has contained both classical and romantic elements - order and surprise, intellect and imagination, conscious and unconscious. BOTH SIDES of the artist's personality must play their part.

Although in society in general, the idea of an Irish composer of 'classical music', or whatever you want to call it, is still a strange item, generally speaking. Even in the arts, among our fellow creative artists in other disciplines, you still feel slightly out of it.