quote by Vincent Van Gogh

Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you're put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.

— Vincent Van Gogh

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Works of 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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Genius is personal, decided by fate, but it expresses itself by means of system.

There is no work of art without system.

I have created nothing really beautiful, really lasting, but if I can inspire one of these youngsters to develop the talent I know they possess, then my monument will be in their work.

Works of 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.

To approach a city, or even a city neighborhood, as if it were a larger architectural problem, capable of being given order by converting it into a disciplined work of art, is to make the mistake of attempting to substitute art for life. The results of such profound confusion between art and life are neither life nor art. They are taxidermy.

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.

My art originates from hallucinations only I can see.

I translate the hallucinations and obsessional images that plague me into sculptures and paintings. All my works in pastels are the products of obsessional neurosis and are therefore inextricably connected to my disease. I create pieces even when I don’t see hallucinations, though.

Works of art quote The only people who get paid enough, get paid what they're worth are people who

The only people who get paid enough, get paid what they're worth are people who don't follow the instruction book, who create art, who are innovative, who work without a map. That option is now available to everyone to take it.

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.

Your looks are laughable, unphotographable, yet you're my favorite work of art.

Is your figure less than Greek, is your mouth a little weak? When you open it to speak, are you smart?

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

Works of art quote In order to be created, a work of art must first make use of the dark forces of

In order to be created, a work of art must first make use of the dark forces of the soul

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The supreme question about a work of art is out of how deep a life does it spring.

The true work of art is born from the 'artist': a mysterious, enigmatic, and mystical creation. It detaches itself from him, it acquires an autonomous life, becomes a personality, an independent subject, animated with a spiritual breath, the living subject of a real existence of being.

My work seen in its totality is a statement about the integration of the contemporary artist into an industrial society.

Works of art quote Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.

Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.

Now sexual obsessions are the basis of artistic creation.

Accumulated frustration leads to what Freud calls the process of sublimation. Anything that does not take place erotically sublimates itself in the work of art

Glass is the most magical of all materials.

It transmits light in a special way...Im pleased that my art appeals to so many people of all ages. As a parent and an artist, Im especially looking forward to leaving a legacy at The Childrens Museum, a place where I hope my work brings joy to children who visit from all over the world.

An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.

An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.

Some people think or expect that you should make the same kinds of art forever because it creates a convenient narrative... I want my work to embody my inherent contradictions.

Everyone should consider his body as a priceless gift from one whom he loves above all, a marvelous work of art, of indescribable beauty, and mystery beyond human conception, and so delicate that a word, a breath, a look, nay, a thought may injure it.

I don’t like the idea of “understanding” a film.

I don’t believe that rational understanding is an essential element in the reception of any work of art. Either a film has something to say to you or it hasn’t. If you are moved by it, you don’t need it explained to you. If not, no explanation can make you moved by it.

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.

Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind.

Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language.

Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

no work of art is ever finished, nothing is ever static, no performance is for keeps.

If I could prescribe a single rule for looking at a work of art it would be to enjoy it. If we're honest with ourselves, we have to admit we enjoy our tears just as much as we enjoy our laughter. The only moments of life that are a bore are when we don't care one way or another.

It is something that artists do all the time unconsciously, working in the style of someone they consider a great master. I just wanted to make that relationship literal.

A vacant white room with lights is still a submission to the neutral.

Works of art seen in such spaces seem to be going through a kind of esthetic convalescence.

The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good.

The work of art is already within the block of marble. I just chop off whatever isn't needed.

Personality is essential. It is in every work of art. When someone walks on stage for a performance and has charisma, everyone is convinced that he has personality. I find that charisma is merely a form of showmanship. Movie stars usually have it. A politician has to have it.

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

Language is the most massive and inclusive art we know, a mountainous and anonymous work of unconscious generations.

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

I paint German artists whom I admire.

I paint their pictures, their work as painters, and their portraits too. But oddly enough, each of these portraits ends up as a picture of a woman with blonde hair. I myself have never been able to work out why this happens.

You're mind is working at its best when you're being paranoid.

You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation at high speed with total clarity.

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