Ugly art quotes:

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  • The job of art is to chase ugliness away. -- Bono
  • Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued. -- Jean Rostand
  • Art is good, bad, boring, ugly, useful to us or not. -- Jerry Saltz
  • Fashion often starts off beautiful and becomes ugly, whereas art starts off ugly sometimes and becomes beautiful. -- David Bailey
  • Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time. -- Jean Cocteau
  • What motivates me in art is the ugly and beautiful nature of the truth. It has to be truthful and honest, even if it is ugly and grotesque. -- Corin Nemec
  • Art is built on the deepest themes of human meaning: good and evil, beauty and ugliness, life and death, love and hate. No other story has incarnated those themes more than the story of Jesus. -- John Ortberg
  • I would prefer to have a more appealing job. If I could still change careers, I would prefer it. This unfortunate art is made for long beards and ugly faces rather than for a relatively well-endowed woman. -- Camille Claudel
  • I don't know much about auctions. I sometimes go to previews and see art sardined into ugly rooms. I've gawked at the gaudy prices, and gaped at well-clad crowds of happy white people conspicuously spending hundreds of millions of dollars. -- Jerry Saltz
  • Art is a critical component in a well-rounded education. Art is the level playing field - no matter how rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly to the bone, if you can draw, you can find personal fulfillment and build self-confidence. Art is the highest achievement of mankind. -- Lynda Resnick
  • All profoundly original art looks ugly at first. -- Clement Greenberg
  • Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time. -- Jean Cocteau
  • Fashion: a beautiful thing that becomes ugly. Art: an ugly thing that becomes beautiful. -- Coco Chanel
  • The truth is ugly: we have art so as not to perish from the truth. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
  • I just do art because Iā??m ugly and thereā??s nothing else for me to do. -- Andy Warhol
  • Thou art beautiful because God created thee, but thou art a slave to sin... wickedness has made you ugly. -- George MacDonald
  • Why is art beautiful? Because it's useless. Why is life ugly? Because it's all ends and purposes and intentions. -- Fernando Pessoa
  • How can you say that modern art is ugly,when you worship the Lord in a building painted like this? -- Hans Rookmaaker
  • Fashion is what seems beautiful now but looks ugly later; art can be ugly at first but it becomes beautiful later. -- Mona Simpson
  • Ah, March! we know thou art Kind-hearted, spite of ugly looks and threats, And, out of sight, art nursing April's violets! -- Helen Hunt Jackson
  • There is nothing ugly in art except that which is without character, that is to say, that which offers no outer or inner truth. -- Auguste Rodin
  • My thesis in terms of all my art is finding the beauty in the ugly truth. Just find the beauty in realism and what's there. -- Nikki Jean
  • Kitsch makes things that are pretty as representations, but ugly as art, modern artists made things that are ugly as representations but beautiful as art. -- Mike Curran
  • The real connoisseurs in art are those who make people accept as beautiful something everybody used to consider ugly, by revealing and resuscitating the beauty in it. -- Jules de Goncourt
  • The ugliest spectacle is that of artists selling themselves. Art as a commodity is an ugly idea... The artist as businessman is uglier than the businessman as artist. -- Ad Reinhardt
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