Art Quotes

the architecture of happiness

“We call a thing beautiful when it contains in a concentrated form those qualities, which we personally or as a society lack.  We respect a style that can move us away from what we fear and towards what we crave.”

::: Alain de Botton :::

shock of the new

“Fear always accompanies the making of art and is generated by the shock of seeing an idea take form – a sculpture in the mind is safe and secure – a work rarely behaves as I intend, uncertainty and unpredictability are always present – even in a work as familiar as this one. Whatever the result, it is my responsibility which I take seriously – it has to be right, whatever right means.”