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Elder Neal A. Maxwell

As an act of agency, God's children choose to make something. Creativity is an organizing activity. Making something expresses love and gratitude for Heavenly Father, while acting in partnership with Him to produce excellence

Plato

Art is imitation. The Artist is an imitator

Aristotle art

Art completes what nature did not and partly imitates nature. The artist is a maker.

G.W.F. Hegel

Art is the adequate embodiment of the divine ideal in sensuous form


Walter Gropius

Art itself is not teachable yet the skills of art are. As the artist develops in skill, if they possess talent, their individual identity will emerge from a necessarily diverse and challenging artistic training and practice

Arthur Schopenhauer

Art induces a contemplative state that merges the perceptions of the perceiver with the perceived object, evoking a feeling of inner peace - the aesthetic emotion. or Art so inextricably connects the viewer with her subject that all exterior sensations disappear, suspending time, eliminating desire, and endowing the viewer with peace.

Clement Greenberg

Painting is an activity wherein an artist individualistically engages her medium in an abstract, non-narrative play upon a two dimensional surface

Harold Rosenberg

The act of making art creates the private myth of an artist

Francis Bacon

Art is an existential game, played at increasingly higher levels of difficulty and excellence

Theophile Gautier

Art does not serve a utilitarian or moral purpose. Art is pleasure

Leo Tolstoy

1) art is communication; 2) the artist imagines or experiences an emotion; 3) the artist communicates this exact emotion to a viewer or auditor via the elements of art; 4) the viewer or auditor is infected by the artists communicated emotion; 5) the artist and viewer are united by this common emotional experience; 6) the most significant feeling communicated by art is the Christian religious perception: brotherhood or love; 7) for Tolstoy, art could unite all humankind in love

Oscar Wilde

1. Art never expresses anything but itself


2. Art and nature are distinctly different ideas


3. Life imitates art


4. Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of art.


5. moral categories do not apply to art. Though, categories of quality apply

Marshall McLuhan

An artist is a person in integral awareness, a prophet, in any field scientific or humanistic, who grasps the implication of his actions and of new knowledge in his own time.

John Stuart Mill

Poetry appears to us to lie in the poet's utter unconsciousness of a listener. Poetry is feeling, confessing itself to itself in moments of solitude, and embodying itself in symbols, which are the nearest possible representations of the feeling in the exact shape in which is exists in the poets mind. The artist is a poet

Sol LeWitt

Art is idea.

Joseph Kosuth

Art is the definition of art

Aristotle beauty

beauty conforms to the excellence of three characteristics: organization, proportion, and clarity

Joseph Beuy

Art is a social construction that heals society

A Feminist Theory

Women are socially oppressed by patriarchal standards and traditions. Art is a social force that speaks to the unique value of women and asserts a voice that attempts to dismantle the patriarchal power structure that oppress them, elevating women to their desired status a human being equal to yet different from men

Daniel Bell

Modernism "disrupts" the "unity" of traditional culture in three ways: 1) it separates the esthetic and moral into independent categories; 2) Values more highly the new and the experimental; 3) Takes the self (in its quest for originality and uniqueness) as the touchstone of cultural judgment

Andre Breton

Art is an expression of the unconscious mind, a reality above reality, communicating truths superior to conscious thought

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Art is an intense and personal exploration of the artist's medium, engaged in for art's "problems, independent of any external ideals, and as its own end.

Mark Rothko

1. Pictures must be miraculous


2. The picture must be a revelation


3. Everyday acts refer to a transcendent realm