Series of Art Quotations: Day Eleven

Today’s quotations are about art being a language.

Art is the one thing that speaks to everyone. Art transcends time and ties us all together as the human race. – David Dory

Art is a language. It’s not a skill. It’s not a stunt. It’s not something that you just learn to do and put it down. It comes from the heart. – Wynona Mulcaster

In order correctly to define art, it is necessary, first of all, to cease to consider it as a means to pleasure and to consider it as one of the conditions of human life. Reflecting on it in this way we cannot fail to observe that art is one of the means of effective communication between people. – Leo Tolstoy

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech. – Simonides

Painting is an extension of man’s means of communication As such, it’s pure, difficult, and wonderful. – Sidney Nolan

Art is our one true global language. It knows no nation, it favors no race, and it acknowledges no class. It speaks to our need to reveal, heal, and transform. It transcends our ordinary lives and lets us imagine what is possible. – Richard Kamler

How have you found art to be like a language? Your comments are welcome.


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