Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
-George Bernard Shaw
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Vincent Van Gogh
Goethe: ‘Genuine works of art carry their own aesthetic theory implicit within them and suggest the standards according to which they are to be judged.’