That’s the motivation of an artist – to seek attention of some kind.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.