Words matter. These are the best Modern Art Quotes from famous people such as Richard Phillips, Edward Hopper, Tom Wolfe, David Rockefeller, Milan Kundera, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
When you think about Dada and the great moments in Modern Art, it’s always the sense of when you’re not sure that art is most likely to be occurring.
In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period.
The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.
They decided to establish a museum of modern art where works by contemporary artists would be shown. Mother was viewed as a very progressive person, and not everybody liked the paintings she bought.
You can understand nothing about art, particularly modern art, if you do not understand that imagination is a value in itself.
I love art; I collect mostly modern art.
The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.
The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with.
I’m going to start these art museums that are basically converted homes, and I have one for modern art, and I have one for 19th century European art, and one for French impressionism. I’ve got Japanese.
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.
Like most sensible people, you probably lost interest in modern art about the time that Julian Schnabel was painting broken pieces of the crockery that his wife had thrown at him for painting broken pieces of crockery instead of painting the bathroom and hall.
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.
Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
My popularity has to do with the divorce between modern art, where everything is obscure, and the viewer who often feels he needs a professor to tell them whether it’s good or not. I believe a painting has to talk directly to the viewer, with composition, color and design, without a professor to explain it.
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.
In England, we’d leave school at 15 and go on to a college, and I went to further education in a town called Welling Garden City. I fully immersed myself in bohemia there, which included poetry and modern art, jazz, philosophy, social radicalism.
I saw Joseph Cornell’s lyrical work for the first time at the Museum of Modern Art in the late seventies and have internalized many of his boxes.
I am quite certain in my heart of hearts that modern music and modern art is not a conspiracy, but is a form of truth and integrity for those who practise it honestly, decently and with all their being.
People don’t really want to hear me say this, but a black person who will give a million dollars to the Museum of Modern Art but won’t give a million to the Studio Museum in Harlem is simply mistaken.
I spent my entire youth in front of a TV watching old movies, and as soon as I was able to get a subway pass, when I was 14, I joined the Museum of Modern Art and was there all weekend watching old movies.
I love my Force Fins, which are the kind of fins Special Forces use and really are adapted from the fins of fish. They’re very efficient. They are so beautiful, a pair is in the Museum of Modern Art. The set I have are ruby red. I call them my ruby flippers.
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.
Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
The huge problem in our society is the enormous ignorance of the ideas that underlie modern art.
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.
I don’t know much about modern art, but I guess I am modern art.
You never know about the art world because it’s a matter of opinion. If you look at old art like Rembrandt and Vermeer, it’s not completely a matter of opinion. The pictures confront you, and you see exactly what it is. In modern art, a lot of it is suggestive, and it becomes a matter of opinion.
We met with the poet Frank O’Hara, who was a link between Upper and Lower Bohemia, and who worked at the Museum of Modern Art, where we had hoped to do the readings.
Should graffiti be judged on the same level as modern art? Of course not: It’s way more important than that.