Ruskin’s concern for art education applied to the development of the power of the hand and eye for everyone.
London, thou art the flower of cities all!
The default mode of modern writing about art is to despise any notion of singularity as so much overheated genius-fetishism.
Insight is the first condition of Art.
Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language.
There was an age, however, when the transition from savagery to civilization, with all its impressive outward manifestations in art and architecture, took place for the first time.
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
Art exists for the human species. I think that all of the people who love art, those who teach art, and all of you should burn with the obligation to save the world.
I think my first experience of art, or the joy in making art, was playing the horn at some high-school dance or bar mitzvah or wedding, looking at a roomful of people moving their bodies around in time to what I was doing. There was a piano player, a bass player, a drummer, and my breath making the melody.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.