Quotes 4

"It would be wrong to regard Impressionism as a break in the development of art, although it contradicted so much that had gone before...Impressionism is better regarded as an apex of symmetrical curve which begins by turning away from naturalism...A considerable distance has been traveled since then, but the path seems to be leading into the desert."
> Bodo W. Jaxtheimer

"It's not art if it's art because it was done by an artist."
> Pablo PigCasso,
- on Warhol's "Coffee stain on gray rug"

"Never lose the first impression which has moved you."
> Camille Corot

"I'm glad that the people who are designing Netscape aren't designing our roads."
> Henri de Toulouse-LaTech

"Before you push the envelope, make sure it has an address."
> Vincent van Gui

"Picasso's Blue, Rose, and Cubist Periods were extraordinary, but wait until you see this one."
> Ad for Einstein Moomjy rugs,
- with Picasso images

"A title on the door rates a Picasso on the floor."
> Henri de Toulouse-LaTech,
- after seeing an ad for Einstein Moomjy's Picasso rugs

"The Andy Warhol Museum is essential to the understanding of the most influential American artist of the second half of the 20th century."
> Museum blurb

"That museum blurb says more about art than it does about Warhol."
> Vincent van Gui,
- commenting on Museum blurb

"Let's rewind to 1890 and try it again."
> Henri de Toulouse-LaTech,
- further thoughts on Techno-Impressionism

"The fewer colors you use, the more expensive it looks."
> Pablo PigCasso

"Are you appreciating the Mona Lisa for the wrong reason?"
> Ad for art appreciation course,
- NY Times magazine section, circa 1950

"Inside every copy of Unix is a small, simple, easy-to-use operating system, struggling to get out."
> Henri de Toulouse-LaTech

"Why does the art world create so many non-descriptive names for what they're doing?"
> Pablo PigCasso

"... -- accurate drawing, accurate colour, is perhaps not the essential thing to aim at, because the reflection of reality in a mirror, if it could be caught, colour and all, would not be a picture at all, no more than a photograph."
> Vincent van Gogh

"America Online means never having to buy diskettes."
> Vincent van Gui

"Okay, so the hero puts up his web site, writes fancy HTML, and gets together lots of GIFs and JPEGs. Then he realizes that his pictures are crummy and that he has nothing worth saying."
> Andrew Lloyd Webmaster,
- on the plot for his new musical, "Stop the Web, I want to get off"

"In confronting technology, you must decide whether it will be you or the technology that is in charge."
> Henri de Toulouse-LaTech

"It's not art if someone has to explain it to you."
> Pablo PigCasso

"The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs."
> James Allen,
- "As a man thinketh"

Last modified June 8, 1995

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