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Quotes on modern art


Quotes on modern art. Modern art is the type of art that is popular since the 1970s. It's basically the art resulted from the engagement of digital art and modern art practices. Most of them are created through modern technologies like digital painters, scanners and other painting devices. Modern art is known for it's unique style and design along with it's beauty. Modern art is also a expensive art practice, coz it takes expensive digital technologies to get formed. These arts never includes the old styled historical painting methodologies and techniques. Just go through the following quotes on modern art to get a good idea about this modern art in this modern world!
1. "To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts." — Charles Baudelaire

2. "The truly modern artist is aware of abstraction in an emotion of beauty." — Piet Mondrian


Quotes on modern art


3. "You can understand nothing about art, particularly modern art, if you do not understand that imagination is a value in itself." — Milan Kundera

4. "The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating." — Jackson Pollock

5. "Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little." — Banksy

6. "Art is the triumph over chaos." — John Cheever

7. "The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art." — Jackson Pollock

8. "In general, modern art... has been inspired by a natural desire to chart the uncharted." — Herbert Read

9. "It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture." — Tom Stoppard

10. "Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before." — Edith Wharton

11. "This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art." — Salvador Dali


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12. "The modern artist... is working and expressing an inner world - in other words - expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces." — Jackson Pollock

13. "A painting in an interior spreads joy around it by the colors, which calm us." — Henri Matisse

14. "Modern paintings are like women, you'll never enjoy them if you try to understand them." — Freddie Mercury

15. "The modern artist, by nature and destiny, is always an individualist." — Herbert Read

16. "The impulse of modern art was this desire to destroy beauty." — Barnett Newman

17. "I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own." — Jackson Pollock

18. "Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal." — Egon Schiele

19. "Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask." — Robert Motherwell

20. "Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art." — Tom Stoppard


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21. "Should #‎ graffiti be judged on the same level as modern art? Of course not: It's way more important than that." — Banksy

22. "Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea." — John Ciardi

23. "The painting has a life of its own." — Jackson Pollock

24. "When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing." — Jackson Pollock

25. "What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism." — Octavio Paz

26. "In sharp contrasts to traditional art, modern art does not hide the fact that it is something made and produced: on the contrary, it underscores the fact." — Theodor Adorno

27. "I have trouble with modern art. But in general, all art forms fascinate me - art is the way human beings express what we can't say in words." — Andrea Bocelli

28. "All art is bad, but modern art is the worst." — Joyce Cary

29. "The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with." — Golda Meir


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30. "Today painters do not have to go to a subject matter outside of themselves. Most modern painters work from a different source. They work from within." — Jackson Pollock

31. "My opinion is that new needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements." — Jackson Pollock

32. "It is the common defect of modern art study. Too many students do not know why they draw." — Robert Henri

33. "I'd live in a museum if I could. I used to spend hours and hours in the Museum of Modern Art." — Sylvester Stallone

34. "The depths modern art has been exploring are mysterious depths, full of strange fish." — Herbert Read

35. "War is the highest form of modern art." — Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

36. "I cannot understand why some people try to write a history of photography that is separated from the history of modern art." — Jean-Francois Chevrier

37. "Do not strive to be a modern artist: it's the one thing, unfortunately, you can't help being." — Salvador Dali

38. "There is in reality no such thing as modern art. Art is carried on up and down in immense cycles through centuries and civilizations." — Hans Hofmann

39. "Like many members of the uncultured, Cheez-It consuming public, I am not good at grasping modern art." — Dave Barry




40. "I love art, I collect mostly modern art." — Alan Patricof

41. "I love to collect modern art." — Maria Sharapova

42. "The skills of the modern artist are the opposite of those of the craftsman: instead of acquiring techniques for producing classes of objects, the artist today perfects the means suited to his particular work." — Harold Rosenberg

43. "Make it new is the message not just of modern art but of modern consumerism, of which modern art is largely a mirror image." — Christopher Lasch

44. "As the spiral of modern art history continues to wind down, we can see the increasing demand for tradition in the visual arts." — Igor Babailov

45. "Much modern art is, at first sight, unnerving... in the contemporary world, we have come to expect instant response and immediate understanding." — Nicholas Serota

46. "A language not based on universal symbols or sensations is gibberish, a pitfall of modern art, no longer modern." — Nelson Shanks

47. "In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period." — Edward Hopper

48. "A sad fact of life lately at the Museum of Modern Art is that when it comes to group shows of contemporary painting from the collection, the bar has been set pretty low." — Jerry Saltz

49. "Modern art was born from a desire to destroy kitsch." — Roger Scruton




50. "Savages and modern artists are alike strangely driven to create something uglier than themselves. but the artists find it harder." — Gilbert K. Chesterton

51. "As far as art's concerned, I probably like modern art more than traditional art." — Paul McCartney

52. "In the United States there has been a kind of a structure in the Modern art world. The New York School was nearly a coherent thing-for a minute." — Howard Hodgkin

53. "High and low culture come together in all Post Modern art, and American poetry is not excluded from this." — Diane Wakoski

54. "The huge problem in our society is the enormous ignorance of the ideas that underlie modern art." — Thom Mayne

55. "The Europeans who went to Africa came back with “modern' art. What is more African than a Picasso?" — Duke Ellington

56. "How can you say that modern art is ugly,when you worship the Lord in a building painted like this?" — Hans Rookmaaker

57. "Beauty, therefore, for the modern and postmodern artist has become a highly dubious metaphor for a discredited belief system." — John Walford

58. "That is why my pictures don't look like modern art. It's some sort of timidity on my part I'm sure." — Paula Rego




59. "If modern art has produced symbols that are unfamiliar, that was only to be expected." — Herbert Read

60. "Inside the glittery, swanky cases-the 'modern art' materials that were all the rage at the time, Formica and glass and plastic-was something very unpleasant, very frightening, and looking absolutely real." — Paul Thek

61. "Kitsch makes things that are pretty as representations, but ugly as art, modern artists made things that are ugly as representations but beautiful as art." — Mike Curran

62. "To have a museum like the Museum of Modern Art in New York is to have power. I don't have any interest in being the director of an institution that has power." — Luis Gonzalez

63. 'The role of a museum of modern art is to make a good selection and identify what we believe to be the coming movements, and that requires taste." — David Rockefeller

64. "Beijing is constructing a 100,000 m2 modern art museum, yet it will not feature any of my work." — Ai Weiwei

65. "Modern art to me is nothing more than the expression of contemporary aims of the age that we're living in." — Jackson Pollock

66. "Speed, the fundamental condition of the activities of our day is the power of photography, indeed the modern art of today, the art of the split second." — Lisette Model

67. "Primitivism has become the vulgar cliché of much modern art and speculation." — Marshall McLuhan




68. "The abstractness of modern art has to do with how much an enlightened mind rejects of the contemporary social order." — Robert Motherwell

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