The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
The history of art is the history of revivals.
The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art’s audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.