Good paintings often underestimate their own potential and achievements.
Most things in life, have to be cultivated. 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. People die, but art never dies.
Give me to drink mandragora that I might sleep out this great gap of time, my Antony is away.
Shakespeare: Anthony and Cleopatra.
Painting was declared dead by critics and artists, not for Nyx and Nemesis.
Hans Belting (The end of art history), L'histoire de l'art est-elle finie?
We are trapped in our past, filtered through the museums of the present. Meaningful pictures depict the fundamental human search for transcendence in the light of mortality. 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. Technology kills creativity?
It is hope that maintains most of mankind, not weeping girls bending under weeping willows.
Postmodernism expressionism asemic writing
In life beauty perishes, but not in art, the ends justify the means.
Leonardo da Vinci
Where does a painting actually finish? Laziness is the mother of abstract paintings which explore form, color and surface.
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.
No society will ever survive if its art dies.
For a statistician, life and death are synonyms, check it by looking for "life insurance" on the internet. Life is a metaphor for death. Postmodern expressionism is a metaphor.
I want to murder painting.
Odalisques mirror the real world. Success is just a question of time.
Brain plasticity is badly needed for plastic art metaphors, because artworks try hard to mirror the real world.
History, it seems, is always ending today. But new shoots can grow out of ashes. In short, traditional art making may never recover.