Art is the Highest Form of Hope and Other Quotes by Artists

Author(s): Phaidon Press Editors

Art and Design

Advice, strong opinions, and personal revelations by the world's greatest artists - exclusively researched for this new book

Featuring the most inspirational and insightful collection of quotes by artists through the ages and across the globe, this exquisite keepsake is the ideal book for artists, collectors, and armchair enthusiasts. As painters, sculptors, photographers, and other visual artists see and experience the world through a unique lens, Art Is the Highest Form of Hope & Other Quotes by Artists shows that their life lessons, private revelations, and frank, often irreverent, opinions can guide us all.

This unique and carefully curated book, packed with totally original research, is a go-to resource for revealing thoughts and personal advice on subjects as diverse as beauty, colour, light, sex, chance, discipline, money troubles, originality, fear of failure, danger of success, the creative process, and more - all messages transmitted from the artistic trenches.


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‘If you knew how much work went into it, you would not call it genius.’ – Michelangelo ‘I hate flowers – I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move.’ – Georgia O’Keeffe ‘Cutting straight into colour reminds me of the direct carving of the sculptor.’ – Henri Matisse ‘It is easier for me to take ten good pictures in an airplane bathroom than in the gardens at Versailles.’ – Sally Mann ‘Make a drawing, begin it again, trace it; begin it again and trace it again.’ – Edgar Degas ‘Forgive me for saying so, but good things just have to grow very slowly.’ —Piet Mondrian

Created and edited by Phaidon Editors

General Fields

  • : 9780714872438
  • : Phaidon Press Limited
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : September 2016
  • : 203mm X 137mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 203mm x 137mm
  • : Phaidon Press Editors
  • : Hardback
  • : 1016
  • : English
  • : 700.2
  • : 336