Great art picks up where nature ends.
Life is short, the art long.
Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.
Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
Wherever art appears, life disappears.
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.
—Philip James Bailey
Custom, that is before all law; Nature, that is above all art.
Great art is an instant arrested in eternity.
Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love.
A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.
If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
—Honore de Balzac
In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.