Series of Art Quotations: Day Nine

Today’s quotations are about art as an expression of culture.

The art of a people is the true mirror to their minds. – Jawaharlal Nehru

Art is the signature of civilizations. – Jean Sibelius

Art is the response of the living to life. It is therefore the record left behind by civilization. – John Sloan

Artists create identities for cultures and societies. – Anonymous

The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress. – Hendrik Willem Van Loon

Do you think that art is an accurate expression of culture? In what ways?