„My art is rooted in a single reflection: why am I not as others are?.. my art gives meaning to my life.“

Quote in Edvard Munch: Psyche, Symbol and Expression (2001) by Jeffery Howe
after 1930

Edvard Munch photo
Edvard Munch
1863 - 1944

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Yoko Ono photo

„Art is my life and my life is art.“

—  Yoko Ono Japanese artist, author, and peace activist 1933

Philip K. Dick photo

„I am a fictionalizing philosopher, not a novelist; my novel and story-writing ability is employed as a means to formulate my perception. The core of my writing is not art but truth.“

—  Philip K. Dick American author 1928 - 1982

In Pursuit of Valis: Selections from the Exegesis (1991)
Contexto: I am a fictionalizing philosopher, not a novelist; my novel and story-writing ability is employed as a means to formulate my perception. The core of my writing is not art but truth. Thus what I tell is the truth, yet I can do nothing to alleviate it, either by deed or explanation. Yet this seems somehow to help a certain kind of sensitive troubled person, for whom I speak. I think I understand the common ingredient in those whom my writing helps: they cannot or will not blunt their own intimations about the irrational, mysterious nature of reality, and, for them, my corpus of writing is one long ratiocination regarding this inexplicable reality, an investigation and presentation, analysis and response and personal history. My audience will always be limited to those people.

Madonna photo

„I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.“

—  Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958

Variante: I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.

Hippocrates photo
Otto Mueller photo

„I depict my life and experiences in my works of art.“

—  Otto Mueller German painter and printmaker of the expressionist movement 1874 - 1930

quoted by his sister Emmy Muellers in her 'Recollections'; as cited in Otto Mueller: A Stand-Alone Modernist, Dieter W. Posselt; 2006 / new edition 2010, Books on Demand, GmbH, Norderstedt, Germany - ISBN:978-3-8448-6866-1

Francis Quarles photo

„Thou art my life, my way, my light“

—  Francis Quarles English poet 1592 - 1644

Why dost thou Shade thy Lovely Face? (1635).

Robert Henri photo
Mark Z. Danielewski photo
Ai Weiwei photo

„I think my stance and my way of life is my most important art.“

—  Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957

Osnos, Evan. “ It’s Not Beautiful: An Artist Takes On the System http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/05/24/100524fa_fact_osnos?currentPage=all.” New Yorker, May 24, 2010, 54–63.
2010-, 2010

Edvard Munch photo

„What is art really? The outcome of dissatisfaction with life, the point of impact for the creative force, the continual movement of life.... in my art I attempt to explain life and its meaning to myself.“

—  Edvard Munch Norwegian painter and printmaker 1863 - 1944

N 45, as quoted in Edvard Much – behind the scream, Sue Prideaux; Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2007, p. 35
after 1930

E.M. Forster photo
Vincent Van Gogh photo

„All my work is in a way founded on Japanese art... Japanese art, in decadence in its own country, takes root again among the French impressionist artists.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

Quote in his letter to brother Theo, from Arles, Summer 1888; as quoted in Vincent van Gogh, edited by Alfred H. Barr; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935 https://www.moma.org/documents/moma_catalogue_1996_300061887.pdf, (letter 510) p. 32
1880s, 1888

Jeff Koons photo
Marie Bilders-van Bosse photo

„I am glad I have that artistic life in me... [I'm] a nobody in my field of art... I don't overestimate myself at all, and that's why I can't get that comfort from my work [landscape painting], which the Great [artists] have in their field of art. What else to say! 50 years after my death!! I laughed about it. Do you think they will remember me after only one year? [after her death] Dear heaven! No, that is really my least concern.“

—  Marie Bilders-van Bosse painter from the Netherlands 1837 - 1900

translation from the original Dutch: Fons Heijnsbroek
version in original Dutch (citaat uit een brief van Marie Bilders-van Bosse, in het Nederlands:) Ik ben blij dat ik dat artistieke leven in mij heb.. ..[ik ben] een prul op mijn gebied.. ..Ik overschat mijzelven niemendal, en daarom kan ik uit mijn werk [landschap-schilderen] niet dien troost putten die de Grooten op een gebied daaruit halen. En verder! 50 jaar na mijn dood!! Ik heb er om gelachen. Denk je dat ze één jaar daarna nog aan mij zullen denken? Lieve hemel! Nee, dat is mijn minste zorg.
Quote from Marie Bilders-van Bosse in her letter from The Hague, 29 March 1896, to her friend Cornelia M. Beaujon-van Foreest; as cited in Marie Bilders-van Bosse 1837-1900 – Een Leven voor Kunst en Vriendschap, Ingelies Vermeulen & Ton Pelkmans; Kontrast ( ISBN 978-90-78215-54-7), 2008, p. 29
Marie wrote her letter shortly after a quarrel with her friend Cornelia

Clarice Lispector photo
D.H. Lawrence photo

„It's not art for art's sake, it's art for my sake.“

—  D.H. Lawrence English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter 1885 - 1930

Ai Weiwei photo

„My activism is a part of me. If my art has anything to do with me, then my activism is part of my art.“

—  Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957

“Ai Weiwei’s Year of Living Dangerously.” Art in America, September 2009, 28.
2000-09, 2009

Mary Cassatt photo

„I used to go and flatten my nose against that window and absorb all I could of his [Degas'] art. It changed my life. I saw art then as I wanted to see it.“

—  Mary Cassatt American painter and printmaker 1844 - 1926

Quote, c. 1875; as cited by Nancy Mowll Mathews, in Mary Cassatt: A Life, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1998, p. 114 - ISBN 978-0-585-36794-1
Cassatt admired Edgar Degas, whose pastels had made a powerful impression on her when she encountered them in an art dealer's window in Paris, 1875

Sviatoslav Richter photo
Jean-Luc Godard photo

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