Meyer Schapiro quotes

  • Style is, above all, a system of forms with a quality and a meaningful expression through which the personality of the artist andthe broad outlook of a group are visible,... communicating and fixing certain values of religious, social, and moral life through the emotional suggestiveness of forms. It is, besides, a common ground against which innovations and individuality of particular works may be measured.
    -- Meyer Schapiro

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  • The movement of abstract art... bears within itself at almost every point the mark of the changing material and psychological conditions surrounding modern culture.
    -- Meyer Schapiro

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  • Nature and abstract forms are both materials for art, and the choice of one or the other flows from historically changing interests.
    -- Meyer Schapiro

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  • As our values are the core to who we are as human beings, they are also the easiest way to identify and connect with others in meaningful ways. Think about it - most political campaigns are based around values. Barack Obama's 2008 election campaign galvanized millions of youth behind two very clear values - hope and change.

  • Competition in its best form is a test of self. It has nothing to do with medals. The winner is the person who gets the most out of themselves.

  • Good religious poetry... is likely to be most justly appreciated and most discriminately relished by the undevout.

  • I value science--none can prize it more, It gives ten thousand motives to adore: Be it religious, as it ought to be, The heart it humbles, and it bows the knee.

  • A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.

  • Certainly there is no contending against the Will of God; but still there is some difficulty in ascertaining, and applying it, to particular cases.

  • And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God ... and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.

  • The truth and the facts aren't necessarily the same thing. Telling the truth is the object of all art; facts are what the unimaginative have instead of ideas.

  • The obedient in art are always the forgotten . . . The country is glorious but its beauties are unknown, and but waiting for a real live artist to splash them onto canvas . . . Chop your own path. Get off the car track.

  • Art, however innocent, looks like deceiving.