„Art before the modern period is as much art as Neanderthal man is man'. It is for this reason that around the same time I replaced the term "work" for art proposition. Because a conceptual work of art in the traditional sense, is a contradiction in terms.“

Joseph Kosuth. (1969), as cited in: Claude Gintz, ‎Musée d'Art Moderne Paris (1989). L'Art conceptuel, une perspective: exposition au Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 22 nov. 1989 - 18 fév. 1990. p. 42

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Joseph Kosuth photo

„Art before the modern period is as much art as Neanderthal man is man.“

—  Joseph Kosuth American conceptual artist 1945

It is for this reason that around the same time I replaced the term "work" for art proposition. Because a conceptual work of art in the traditional sense, is a contradiction in terms.
Joseph Kosuth. (1969), as cited in: Claude Gintz, ‎Musée d'Art Moderne Paris (1989). L'Art conceptuel, une perspective: exposition au Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 22 nov. 1989 - 18 fév. 1990. p. 42

Damien Hirst photo
Farah Pahlavi photo

„I have always been fascinated with the arts. When I was in Iran in that position I was constantly concerned with promoting our Iranian traditional art but, at the same time, with introducing contemporary and modern art.“

—  Farah Pahlavi Empress of Iran 1938

Former queen of Iran on assembling Tehran's art collection http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/01/queen-iran-art-collection, The Guardian, (August 1, 2012).
Interviews

Joseph Kosuth photo
Amit Chaudhuri photo
Joseph Beuys photo
Joseph Kosuth photo

„Fundamental to this idea of art (conceptual art) is the understanding of the linguistic nature of all art propositions, be they past or present, and regardless of the elements used in their construction.“

—  Joseph Kosuth American conceptual artist 1945

note: Without this understanding a 'conceptual' form of presentation is little more than a manufactured stylehood, and such art we have with increasing abundance.
'Joseph Kosuth: Introductory note by the American editor', in Art-Language Vol.1 Nr.2, Art & Language Press, Chipping Norton (February 1970), p.3.

Niklas Luhmann photo

„Future art that is based on appearances won't look like the art that's gone before. Even revivals of a period are not the same.“

—  David Hockney British artist 1937

From a series of interviews with Marco Livingstone (April 22 - May 7, 1980 and July 6 - 7, 1980) quoted in Livingstone's David Hockney (1981) , p. 112
1980s
Contexto: When conventions are old, there's quite a good reason, it's not arbitrary. So Picasso discovered that, as it were, and I'm sure that for him that was probably almost as exciting as discovering Cubism, rediscovering conventions of ordinary appearance, one-point perspective or something. The purists think you're going backwards, but I know you'd go forward. Future art that is based on appearances won't look like the art that's gone before. Even revivals of a period are not the same. The Renaissance is not the same as ancient Greece; the Gothic revival is not the same as Gothic. It might look like that at first, but you can tell it's not. The way we see things is constantly changing. At the moment the way we see things has been left a lot to the camera. That shouldn't necessarily be.

Ralph Waldo Emerson photo

„Every genuine work of art has as much reason for being as the earth and the sun.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

1870s, Society and Solitude (1870), Art

Joseph Kosuth photo
André Malraux photo
John Ruskin photo

„Engraving is, in brief terms, the Art of Scratch.“

—  John Ruskin English writer and art critic 1819 - 1900

Ariadne Florentina: Six Lectures on Wood and Metal Engraving, with Appendix, lecture I: Definition of the Art of Engraving, section 34 (1872).

Irving Stone photo

„We… believe that art is religious, because it is one of man's highest aspirations. There is no such thing as pagan art, only good and bad art.“

—  Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo

Fonte: The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo

Andy Warhol photo

„Making money is art. And working is art. And good business is the best art.“

—  Andy Warhol American artist 1928 - 1987

Fonte: 1975, p. 92
Contexto: Business art is the step that comes after Art. I started as a commercial artist, and I want to finish as a business artist. After I did the thing called 'art' or whatever it's called, I went into business art. I wanted to be an Art Businessman or a Business Artist. Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. During the hippies era people put down the idea of business – they'd say 'Money is bad', and 'Working is bad', but making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

Oscar Wilde photo

„The work of art is to dominate the spectator: the spectator is not to dominate the work of art.“

—  Oscar Wilde, livro A Alma do Homem sob o Socialismo

The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1891)
Contexto: If a man approaches a work of art with any desire to exercise authority over it and the artist, he approaches it in such a spirit that he cannot receive any artistic impression from it at all. The work of art is to dominate the spectator: the spectator is not to dominate the work of art. The spectator is to be receptive. He is to be the violin on which the master is to play. And the more completely he can suppress his own silly views, his own foolish prejudices, his own absurd ideas of what Art should be, or should not be, the more likely he is to understand and appreciate the work of art in question.

Roger Fry photo

„A work of art is a work of art, and nothing else, personal considerations count for nothing.“

—  Roger Fry English artist and art critic 1866 - 1934

E M Forster -0bituary of Roger Fry ,1940 ,'Biography of RogerFry'by Virginia Wolf , Harcourt, Brace and Co, New York 1940.
Art Quotes

Claude Debussy photo

„Works of art make rules but rules do not make works of art.“

—  Claude Debussy French composer 1862 - 1918

As quoted in Companion to Contemporary Musical Thought (1992) by John Paynter, p. 590
Unsourced variant: Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.

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