Meaningful pictures depict the fundamental human search for transcendence in the light of mortality. Good paintings often underestimate their own potential and achievements.
Cleopatra is dead as a dodo, and art is a revolt against death, the ends justify the means.
He who fears death will never do anything worthy of a man who is alive.
Give me to drink mandragora that I might sleep out this great gap of time, my Antony is away.
Shakespeare: Anthony and Cleopatra.
The end is not the end.
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.
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?
Odalisques mirror the real world.
Brain plasticity is badly needed for plastic art metaphors, because artworks try hard to mirror the real world.
Laziness is the mother of all vices.
Painting was declared dead by critics and artists, not for brushes, inks and pigments.
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. Postmodernism is a metaphor for Post Modernism.
Kazimir Malevich have always been of the opinion that this condemnation of laziness is unfair.
History, it seems, is always ending today.
Science 4 January 2013: Vol. 339 no. 6115 pp. 96-98