Only meaningful pictures can depict the ends justifying the means. Good paintings often underestimate their own potential and achievements.
Death of Cleopatra is a metaphor for the end of cynical postmodernism.
Cleopatra is dead as a dodo, and art is a revolt against death.
He who fears death will never do anything worthy of a man who is alive.
The end is not the end.
Hans Belting, L'histoire de l'art est-elle finie?
We are trapped in our past, filtered through the museums of the present.
Used to be only for decorative purpose, but if old enough, it's great art because if something works, even an iconoclast inkblot, it becomes more beautiful.
History, it seems, is always ending today.
Science 4 January 2013: Vol. 339 no. 6115 pp. 96-98
Death of painting drawing the end of art. It is clear that there is more than a kernel of truth to the notion that silly thoughts are intrinsic to the manufacturing of whimsy art.
Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow,
Shakespeare, The tragedy of Macbeth, Scene V; Shakespeare is still relevant because we have not changed as people.
Symbol for everything is temporary.
No society will ever survive if its art dies.
Painting was declared dead by critics and artists, not for brushes, inks and pigments.
For a statistician, life and death are synonyms, check it by looking for "life insurance" on the internet. Life is a metaphor for death. Postmodernism is a metaphor for Post Modernism.