WHY DO PEOPLE BUY ART?
I was searching for the answer to this myself. And instead of just trying to sound clever and writing something I decided to go and search what some of the greatest artists the world has ever seen thinks about the subject.
Maybe you can identify with some or all of these quotes. And maybe it will inspire you to buy an artists painting, photo or sculpture. Listen to someone’s music or read a poem.
We have so many machine-made items in our homes today, it is nice to have something created by an artist that has a message behind it. Something that took the artist time, skill and creativity.
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
― Pablo Picasso
“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.”
― Chuck Klosterman
“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”
“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah
“Art is to console those who are broken by life.”
― Vincent van Gogh
“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.”
– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Art is a language meant to speak the things that can’t be said.”
– John Demarco