Site Introduction (2012): Despite several thousand years of failure to correctly understand physical reality (hence the current postmodern view that this is impossible) there is an obvious solution.
Simply unite Science (Occam's Razor / Simplicity) with Metaphysics (Dynamic Unity of Reality) and describe reality from only one substance existing, as Leibniz wrote;
'Reality cannot be found except in One single source, because of the interconnection of all things with one another'.
Given we all experience many minds and many material things, but always in one common Space, we are thus required to describe physical reality in terms of Space. We then find there is only one solution, a Wave Structure of Matter (WSM) where the electron is a spherical standing wave. See Wave Diagrams.
In hindsight the error was obvious, to try and describe an interconnected reality with discrete 'particles', which then required forces / fields to connect them in space and time. This was always just a mathematical solution which never explained how matter was connected across the universe.

I realise that there are a lot of 'crackpot' theories about truth and reality on the internet, but it is easy to show that the Wave Structure of Matter is the correct solution as it deduces the laws of Nature (the fundamentals of Physics & Philosophy) perfectly (there are no opinions). While the Wave Structure of Matter is obvious once known, to begin it will seem strange simply because it takes time for our minds to adjust to new knowledge.

For those who are religious / spiritual, I think Albert Einstein expresses the enlightened view of God. He writes 'I believe in Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings.' This harmony arises from a Wave Structure of Matter in Space (we are all interconnected in this space that we all commonly experience). This unity of reality (God, Brahman, Tao, Spirit, Energy, Light, Vibration) is central to all major world religions, thus their common moral foundation of 'Do unto others as to thyself' as the other is part of the self.

Please help our world (human society / life on earth) by sharing this knowledge.
Clearly our world is in great trouble due to human overpopulation and the resultant destruction of Nature, climate change and the pollution of air, land and water. The best solution to these problems is to found our societies on truth and reality rather than past myths and customs (which invariably cause harm).
We are listed as one of the Top Philosophy Websites on the Internet with around 600,000 page views each week, and rank in the top 20 in Google for many academic search terms - so we just need a bit of help to get in the top five. Given the Censorship in Physics / Philosophy of Science Journals (founded on the standard model / particle physics) the internet is clearly the best way to get new knowledge visible to the world.
A world now in great need of wisdom from truth and reality.
Sincerely,
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In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. (George Orwell)
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All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing. (Edmund Burke)
Hell is Truth Seen Too Late. (Thomas Hobbes)

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Philosophy - Fine Art - Truth - Beauty

Free Gallery of Fine Art Pictures, Paintings, Portraits & Quotes from Famous Artists & Philosophers on Art, Truth & Beauty

Renaissance Fine Art: Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, Caravaggio, Velazquez, Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens
Impressionism Fine Art: Francisco de Goya, Pierre-August Renoir, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol (Postmodern Art).

Leonardo Da Vinci - Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art - Philosopy Art TruthMichelangelo -The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. - Philosopy Art TruthTitian (Tiziano Vecellio, 1485-1576)Peter Paul RubensDiego Velazquez
RembrandtFrancisco de GoyaRenoirVincent Van Gogh 1853-1890Picasso 1881-1973

Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels. (Francisco de Goya)

From the moment that art ceases to be food that feeds the best minds, the artist can use his talents to perform all the tricks of the intellectual charlatan. Most people can today no longer expect to receive consolation and exaltation from art. The 'refined,' the rich, the professional 'do-nothings', the distillers of quintessence desire only the peculiar, the sensational, the eccentric, the scandalous in today's art. I myself, since the advent of Cubism, have fed these fellows what they wanted and satisfied these critics with all the ridiculous ideas that have passed through my mind. The less they understood them, the more they admired me. Through amusing myself with all these absurd farces, I became celebrated, and very rapidly. For a painter, celebrity means sales and consequent affluence. Today, as you know, I am celebrated, I am rich. But when I am alone, I do not have the effrontery to consider myself an artist at all, not in the grand old meaning of the word: Giotto, Titian, Rembrandt, Goya were great painters. I am only a public clown - a mountebank. I have understood my time and have exploited the imbecility, the vanity, the greed of my contemporaries. It is a bitter confession, this confession of mine, more painful than it may seem. But at least and at last it does have the merit of being honest. (Pablo Picasso, 1952)


Introduction - Gallery of Fine Art Pictures - Famous Artists & Philosophers Quotes on Art Truth Beauty - Leonardo Da Vinci - Michelangelo - Rembrandt van Rijn - Francis Bacon - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Vincent Van Gogh - Henri Matisse - Pablo Picasso - Salvador Dali - Jackson Pollock - Brett Whiteley - Andy Warhol - Philosophy of Art Links - Top of Page

Introduction to Philosophy of Art

Philosophy is the Art of determining the Truth (which requires many years of study of the great minds of human history) such that we may apply this Truth to life. Likewise, the greatest Art is founded on profound Truths that express the wonder and beauty of our relationship to the universe. As Ayn Rand and Henri Matisse write;

Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature. (Ayn Rand, 'Art and Cognition')

When we speak of Nature it is wrong to forget that we are ourselves a part of Nature. We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire universe. (Henri Matisse)

Our modern worldview, with its obsessive focus on Market Economics, Agriculture, and the Ego has allowed us to become isolated from our true connection with Nature, the Cosmos and our place in the Universe. With many people now living in cities it seems that we have lost our connection to Nature, and thus we have lost our true foundations for how we evolved to live (which is a disturbing thought for the future survival of life on Earth).
Though there have been many great artists and inspiring works of art throughout human history, no art has ever been founded on what truly exists, as this knowledge had not been known. The Postmodern belief in no Absolute Truth has detrimentally affected modern Art, resulting in artistic confusion, lack of meaning and decay.

'Art historians speak of modern art as concerned primarily with essential qualities of colour and flatness and as exhibiting over time a reduction of interest in subject matter.' (Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe, Roots of Modernism)

Representation - Mind and Art

It is clear in philosophy that the world that we 'see' around us is not the real world (Kant's thing in itself) but our mind's representation of our senses. The sky is not blue, this is something that our minds create. Thus the problem for philosophy (physics, metaphysics) has been to try and use reason to work out what the real world must be that causes our senses (and ourselves!). Now this opens up interesting possibilities for Art, for as our mind represents reality, likewise our Art is also created by representation. Thus Art has the potential to correct the errors of our mind's representation of reality, by a further representation of Art that overcomes these naive real illusions to 'see' things as they truly are.

However, to do this requires knowledge of reality - the One thing that must physically exist and cause / connect the Many things we experience. Recent discoveries on the properties of Space and the Wave Structure of Matter show that we can understand Reality and the interconnection of all things. Space is the One Thing which exists with Properties (Wave-Medium) that give rise to the many things (Matter as the Spherical Wave Motion of Space).
This understanding of our true connection to the Universe provides Art with new metaphysical foundations (of Space and Motion rather than Space and Time) by describing reality in terms of One thing Space (i.e. matter as waves in Space) rather than as Many things (i.e. particles and forces in Space-Time).

This website is devoted to encouraging artists of the present and future to re-consider their connection to the universe, to read on the Metaphysics of Space and Motion and the Wave Structure of Matter as the metaphysical foundation for both Truth and Art. True Knowledge of Reality will revolutionise the artistic world over time, as finally art can express our true connection to the universe rather than being founded on religious myth and metaphor (or with no foundation at all).
We hope you will enjoy the beauty of the following classic art paintings and sketches, quotations on Art, Truth and Philosophy and links to other artistic websites.

Geoff Haselhurst, Karene Howie, Email


Introduction - Gallery of Fine Art Pictures - Famous Artists & Philosophers Quotes on Art Truth Beauty - Leonardo Da Vinci - Michelangelo - Rembrandt van Rijn - Francis Bacon - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Vincent Van Gogh - Henri Matisse - Pablo Picasso - Salvador Dali - Jackson Pollock - Brett Whiteley - Andy Warhol - Philosophy of Art Links - Top of Page

Gallery of Classic Art Pictures, Paintings

Leonardo Da Vinci - Philosopy Art TruthMichelangelo - Philosopy Art TruthTitianRubensDiego Velazquez
RembrandtFrancisco de GoyaRenoirVincent Van Gogh 1853-1890Picasso 1881-1973


 

Botticelli -

The painter's mind is a copy of the divine mind, since it operates freely in creating the many kinds of animals, plants, fruits, landscapes, countrysides, ruins, and awe-inspiring places. (Leonardo da Vinci)

Botticelli - Primavera - Philosopy Art Truth





Leonardo da Vinci - Madonna of the Yarnwinder - Philosopy Art Truth

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. (William Faulkner)





In dealing with a scientific problem, I first arrange several experiments, and then show with reasons why such an experiment must necessarily operate in this and in no other way. This is the method which must be followed in all research upon the phenomenon of nature. We must consult experience in the variety of cases and circumstances until we can draw from them a general rule that is contained in them. And for what purposes are these rules good? They lead us to further investigations of nature and to creations of art. They prevent us from deceiving ourselves and others by promising results which are not obtainable.
(Leonardo da Vinci)






Leonardo da Vinci - Mona Lisa - Philosopy Art Truth






Where the spirit does not work with the hand
there is no art.
(Leonardo da Vinci)

Antonio da Correggio - Maria Maddalena- Philosopy Art Truth


Leonardo da Vinci - Copy of Leda and the Swan - Philosopy Art Truth




What art offers is space, a certain breathing room for the spirit
(John Updike





Michelangelo - Studies for the Libyan Sibyl


The true work of art
is but a shadow
of the divine perfection (Michelangelo)

Michelangelo - David





Rembrandt - Ascension

In my view, it is the most important function of art and science to awaken this religious feeling and keep it alive in those who are receptive to it. Albert Einstein - Philosopy Art Truth(Albert Einstein)





True art is made noble and religious by the mind producing it. (Michelangelo)


Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Verrocchio - The Baptism of Christ





Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments.
An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature. (Ayn Rand, 'Art and Cognition')

Titian - Flora


Caravaggio - Narciso




Velazquez - Venus

Velazquez

Rubens


Rubens




Velazquez

Rembrandt - Stone Bridge


Painting is the grandchild of Nature.
It is related to God. (Rembrandt)

Choose
only
one
master
Nature
(Rembrandt)





Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels. (Francisco de Goya)

Francisco de Goya - The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

Francisco de Goya

Francisco de Goya - The Colossus

Francisco de Goya


Pierre August Renoir (1841 - 1919)



The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. It is the current which he puts forth, which sweeps you along in his passion.
The pain passes, the beauty remains. (Pierre-Auguste Renoir)




Pierre August Renoir (1841 - 1919)

Pierre August Renoir (1841 - 1919)




Woman of the Impressionists

There is the falsely mystical view of art that assumes a kind of supernatural inspiration, a possession by universal forces unrelated to questions of power and privilege or the artist's relation to bread and blood. In this view, the channel of art can only become clogged and misdirected by the artist's concern with merely temporary and local disturbances. The song is higher than the struggle. (Pierre-Auguste Renoir)





Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. (Vincent Van Gogh)

Vincent Van Gogh - Roses


Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890



Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890



It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
(Vincent Van Gogh)

Matisse (1869 - 1954)


Matisse (1869 - 1954)



The effort to see things without distortion takes something like courage and this courage is essential to the artist, who has to look at everything as though he saw it for the first time. (Henri Matisse)




Picasso 1881-1973
Picasso 1881-1973

Picasso 1881-1973 - Harlequin




Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
(Pablo Picasso)

Picasso 1881-1973

From the moment that art ceases to be food that feeds the best minds, the artist can use his talents to perform all the tricks of the intellectual charlatan. Most people can today no longer expect to receive consolation and exaltation from art. The 'refined,' the rich, the professional 'do-nothings', the distillers of quintessence desire only the peculiar, the sensational, the eccentric, the scandalous in today's art. I myself, since the advent of Cubism, have fed these fellows what they wanted and satisfied these critics with all the ridiculous ideas that have passed through my mind. The less they understood them, the more they admired me. Through amusing myself with all these absurd farces, I became celebrated, and very rapidly. For a painter, celebrity means sales and consequent affluence. Today, as you know, I am celebrated, I am rich. But when I am alone, I do not have the effrontery to consider myself an artist at all, not in the grand old meaning of the word: Giotto, Titian, Rembrandt, Goya were great painters. I am only a public clown - a mountebank. I have understood my time and have exploited the imbecility, the vanity, the greed of my contemporaries. It is a bitter confession, this confession of mine, more painful than it may seem. But at least and at last it does have the merit of being honest.
(Pablo Picasso, 1952)



We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth. (Pablo Picasso)



Picasso 1881-1973


Andy Warhol - Campbell's Can of Soup


Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol - Marilyn Monroe

I am a deeply superficial person
... In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes (Andy Warhol)



All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life (Oscar Wilde)

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television (Woody Allen)



Summary yet to be written - Hope you enjoyed the beauty of great artists and reflected on the state on postmodern art and philosophy.

Geoff Haselhurst and Karene Howie

Beauty is truth, truth is beauty (Keats)




Introduction - Gallery of Fine Art Pictures - Famous Artists & Philosophers Quotes on Art Truth Beauty - Leonardo Da Vinci - Michelangelo - Rembrandt van Rijn - Francis Bacon - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Vincent Van Gogh - Henri Matisse - Pablo Picasso - Salvador Dali - Jackson Pollock - Brett Whiteley - Andy Warhol - Philosophy of Art Links - Top of Page

Francisco de Goya Art Quotations on Truth, Beauty & Creativity from Famous Artists & Philosophers

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. (Aristotle)

Art completes what Nature cannot bring to finish. (Aristotle)

The first thing our artist must do - and it's not easy- is to take human society and human habits and wipe them clean out, to give himself a clean canvas. For our philosophic artist differs from all others in being unwilling to start work on an individual or a city, or draw out laws, until he is given, or has made himself, a clean canvas. (Plato)

(Plato, On Censorship of Art) 'It is not only to the poets therefore that we must issue orders requiring them to represent good character in their poems or not to write at all; we must issue similar orders to all artists and prevent them from portraying bad character, ill discipline, meanness, or ugliness in painting, sculpture, architecture, or any work of art, and if they are unable to comply they must be forbidden to practice their art. We shall thus prevent our guardians being brought up among representations of what is evil, and so day by day and little by little, by feeding as it were in an unhealthy pasture, insensibly doing themselves grave psychological damage. Our artists and craftsmen must be capable of perceiving the real nature of what is beautiful, and then our young men, living as it were in a good climate, will benefit because all the works of art they see and hear influence them for good, like the breezes from some healthy country with what is rational and right.'
'That would indeed be the best way to bring them up.'
'And that, my dear Glaucon,' I said,' is why this stage of education is crucial. For rhythm and harmony penetrate deeply into the mind and have a most powerful effect on it, and if education is good, bring balance and fairness, if it is bad, the reverse. (Plato, Republic)

'You should hesitate to change the style of your literature, because you risk everything if you do; the music and literature of a country cannot be altered without major political changes.'
...' It is in education that bad discipline can most easily creep in unobserved,' he replied.
'Yes,' I agreed, ' because people don't treat it seriously there, and think no harm can come of it.'
'It only does harm,' he said, 'because it makes itself at home and gradually undermines morals and manners; from them it invades business dealings generally, and then spreads into the laws and constitution without any restraint, until it has made complete havoc of private and public life.' (Plato, Republic)

The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purposes through him. As a human being he may have moods and a will and personal aims, but as an artist he is 'man' in a higher sense - he is 'collective man,' a vehicle and moulder of the unconscious psychic life of mankind. (Carl Jung, Psychology and Literature, 1930)

Morals and criticism are not so properly objects of the understanding as of taste and sentiment. Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived. (David Hume, Enquiries Concerning Human Understanding, 1737)

Taste is not disputable: what exists in the nature of things is the standard of our judgement; what each man feels within himself is the standard of sentiment. Propositions in geometry may be proved, systems in physics may be controverted; but the harmony of verse, the tenderness of passion, the brilliancy of wit, must give immediate pleasure. No man reasons concerning another's beauty; but frequently concerning the justice or injustice of his actions. (David Hume, 1737)

But in many orders of beauty, particularly those of the finer arts, it is requisite to employ much reasoning, in order to feel the proper sentiment; and a false relish may frequently be corrected by argument and reflection. There are just grounds to conclude, that moral beauty partakes of this latter species, and demands the assistance of our intellectual faculties, in order to give it a suitable influence on the human mind. (David Hume, 1737)

A machine, a piece of furniture, a vestment, a house well contrived for use and conveniency, is so far beautiful, and is contemplated with pleasure and approbation. An experienced eye is here sensible to many excellencies, which escape persons ignorant and uninstructed. (David Hume, 1737)

And in a view to pleasure, what comparison between the unbought satisfaction of conversation, society, study, even health and the common beauties of nature, but above all the peaceful reflection on one's own conduct; what comparison, I say, between these and the feverish, empty amusements of luxury and expense? These natural pleasures, indeed, are really without price; both because the are below all price in their attainment, and above it in their enjoyment. (David Hume, 1737)

It is evident, that one considerable source of beauty in all animals is the advantage which they reap from the particular manner of life, to which they are by nature destined. (David Hume, 1737)

Euclid has fully explained all the qualities of the circle; but has not in any proposition said a word of its beauty. The reason is evident. The beauty is not a quality of the circle. (David Hume, 1737)

Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels. (Francisco de Goya)

The scientist does not study nature because it is useful;
he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful.
If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing,
and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living. (Jules Henri Poincare)

What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is related only to objects and not to individuals, or to life. That art is something which is specialized or which is done by experts who are artists. But couldn't everyone's life become a work of art? Why should the lamp or the house be an art object, but not our life?
(Michel Foucault, On the genealogy of ethics: An overview of work in progress)

The greatest Art is achieved by adding a little Science to the creative imagination. The greatest scientific discoveries occur by adding a little creative imagination to the Science. (James Elliot)

(Marilyn Monroe) I think that when an artist – forgive me, but I do think I’m becoming an artist, even though some people will laugh; that’s why I apologise – when an artist tries to be true, you sometimes feel you are on the verge of some kind of craziness. But it isn’t really craziness. You’re just trying to get the truest part of yourself out, and its very hard, you know. There are times when you think, All I have to be is true. But sometimes it doesn’t come so easily.

(Hui Neng)This truth is to be lived, it is not merely pronounced with the mouth ..

(Bertrand Russell) Much of what is greatest in human achievement involves some element of intoxication, some sweeping away of prudence by passion. Without the Bacchic element, life would be uninteresting; with it, it is dangerous. Prudence versus passion is a conflict that runs through history. It is not a conflict which we ought to side wholly with either party.

(Bertrand Russell) In the sphere of thought, sober civilisation is roughly synonymous with science. But science, unadulterated, is not satisfying; men also need passion and art and religion. Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to the imagination.

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

He must not demolish, but build. He must raise temples where mankind may come and partake of the purest pleasure. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. (Sir Winston Spencer Churchill)

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. (Winston Churchill)

The science of aesthetics is not the same as, nor even a proximate means to, the practice and appreciation of the arts. How can one learn to have an eye for pictures, or to become a good painter? Certainly not by reading Benedetto Croce. One learns to paint by painting, and one learns to appreciate pictures by going to galleries and looking at them. (Aldous Huxley, The Perennial Philosophy)

What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough. (Eugene Delacroix)

In the brush doing what it's doing, it will stumble on what one couldn't do by oneself. (Robert Motherwell)

But perhaps my art is the art of a lunatic, I thought, mere glittering quicksilver, a blue soul breaking in upon my pictures. (Marc Chagall)

We would go out and paint all day, come back, drink wine and go to bed. An ideal artist’s life. (Euan Uglow)

But I owe something to Vincent, and that is, in the consciousness of having been useful to him, the confirmation of my own original ideas about painting. And also, at difficult moments, the remembrance that one finds others unhappier than oneself. (Paul Gauguin)

When we love something it is of value to us, and when something is of value to us we spend time with it, time enjoying it and time taking care of it. (M. Scott Peck)

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The artist reconstructs the random vocabulary of verticals, horizontals, diagonals, volumes, cubes, spheres, textures, darks, lights, patterns, and color into an order of vital relationships inextricably linked to the dynamics of life. (R.D. Abbey & G. William Fiero)

Realism and Naturalism rely mostly on the eye of the flesh. Abstract, conceptual and surrealistic art rely mostly on the eye of the mind. Great works of art rely on the eye of contemplation, the eye of the spirit. (Alex Grey)

There is no art without contemplation. (Robert Henri)

Painting is a means by which certain great people in the past have attained to a maximum of being and self-awareness, and we can increase our own reality by the contemplation of their works. (Francis Hoyland)

I admire people who are suited to the contemplative life. They can sit inside themselves like honey in a jar and just be. (Elizabeth Janeway)

Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and there defines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated. (Auguste Rodin)

I’m quite content: although what I’m doing is far from being as I should like, I am complemented often enough all the same … (Claude Monet)

Who doth ambition shun / And loves to live i' the sun, / Seeking the food he eats, / And pleas'd with what he gets. (William Shakespeare)

It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God's heaven. (Alexander Solzhenitsyn)

Listen to the advice of others, but follow only what you understand and can unite in your own feeling. Be firm, be meek, but follow your own convictions. It is better to be nothing than an echo of other painters. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Think before you act and then act decisively. Fortune favours the brave. (Brian Tracy)

Incorrect assumptions lie at the root of every failure. Have the courage to test your assumptions. (Brian Tracy)

Though nothing can bring back the hour /Of splendor in the grass, or glory in the flower /We will grieve not, rather find /Strength in what remains behind. (William Wordsworth)

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. (William Wordsworth)

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. (Mark Twain)

Straight-away the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind's eye, but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration. (Johannes Brahms)

The heart of creativity is an experience of the mystical union; the heart of the mystical union is an experience of creativity. (Julia Cameron)

Creativity is dynamic, it asserts life, frees the human spirit, conquers mental lassitude and illness, and makes real the outrageous potential of the universal imagination. (Robert Genn)

Creation is dominated by three absolutely different factors: First, nature, which works upon us by its laws; second, the artist, who creates a spiritual contact with nature and his materials; third, the medium of expression through which the artist translates his inner world. (Hans Hofmann)

Creativity is harnessing universality and making it flow through your eyes. (Peter Koestenbaum)

The great creative individual . . . is capable of more wisdom and virtue than collective man ever can be. (John Stuart Mill)

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

A great artist is always before his time or behind it. (George Moore)

I invent nothing, I rediscover. (Auguste Rodin)

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit. (John Updike)

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. (Oscar Wilde)

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. (Oscar Wilde)

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. (Emile Zola)

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_art.html

Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands. (Cathy Better)

Its hard to find the light when your born in the dark. (Emile Zola)

Through all the world there goes one long cry from the heart of the artist: Give me leave to do my utmost. (Isak Dineson, Babette's Feast)

What marks the artist is his power to shape the material of the pain we all have. (Lionel Trilling)

I don't believe in art. I believe in artists. (Marcel Duchamp)

Artists, by definition innocent, don't steal. But they do borrow without giving back. (Ned Rorem)

What distinguishes the artist from the dilettante? Only the pain the artist feels. The dilettante looks only for pleasure in art. (Odilon Redon)

An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it. (Paul Valery)

As no air-pump can by any means make a perfect vacuum, so neither can any artist entirely exclude the conventional, the local, the perishable from his book, or write a book of pure thought, that shall be as efficient, in all respects, to a remote posterity, as to contemporaries, or rather to the second age. Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, The American Scholar)

The more perfect the artist, the more completely separate in him will be the man who suffers and the mind which creates; the more perfectly will the mind digest and transmute the passions which are its material. (T.S. Eliot, Tradition and Individual Talent)

The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews. (William Faulkner)

http://quotes.prolix.nu/Art/The_Artist/

In recent years, progressive modernism has seemed bent not on defining a future but in destroying the values of the present, especially as they pertained to art. It has remained largely hostile to prevailing authority-systems, though this position is no longer at all clear. In the late 60s and early 70s, conceptual art emerged as another affront to established to established values. Conceptualism deliberately was an art that no aesthetic formalism could hope to embrace. It was an attempt to place art beyond all limitations and definitions, to break the stranglehold of bourgeois formalist art history and criticism. Attention was turned towards "making" and the manipulation of materials. The process of making was given importance, with the result, the final object, became secondary, often temporary. (The End of Art)



Danger and Play: Nietzsche Desire for Women
Danger and Play: Nietzsche Desire for Women


'The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.'
Philosopher Voltaire: Victory by seduction
Philosopher Voltaire
Victory by Seduction


'It is not enough to conquer; one must know how to seduce.'
Desire and Human Nature: Spinoza
Desire and Human Nature: Spinoza


'Desire is the essence of a man.'
The Meaning of Being a Woman: Quote on Nude Art
Meaning of Being a Woman
de Beauvoir Quote on Nude Art


'One is not born, but rather becomes a woman.'
Porn Star Sex Guru Annie Sprinkle: Sexual Pleasure
Porn Star Sex Guru Annie Sprinkle: Sexual Pleasure


'Let there be pleasure and ecstasy on earth and let it begin with me.'


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Leonardo Da Vinci - Philosopy Art TruthLeonardo da Vinci, Renaissance Fine Art Quotes

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art. (Leonardo da Vinci)

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. (Leonardo da Vinci)

The painter's mind is a copy of the divine mind, since it operates freely in creating the many kinds of animals, plants, fruits, landscapes, countrysides, ruins, and awe-inspiring places. (Leonardo da Vinci)

Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason. (Leonardo da Vinci)

In dealing with a scientific problem, I first arrange several experiments, and then show with reasons why such an experiment must necessarily operate in this and in no other way. This is the method which must be followed in all research upon the phenomenon of nature. We must consult experience in the variety of cases and circumstances until we can draw from them a general rule that is contained in them. And for what purposes are these rules good? They lead us to further investigations of nature and to creations of art. They prevent us from deceiving ourselves and others by promising results which are not obtainable. (Leonardo da Vinci)


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Michelangelo - Philosopy Art Truth Michelangelo, Renaissance Fine Art Quotes

True art is made noble and religious by the mind producing it. (Michelangelo)

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. (Michelangelo)

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle. (Michelangelo)

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. (Michelangelo)


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Rembrandt - Art Quotes Rembrandt, Renaissance Fine Art Quotes

Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God. (Rembrandt)
Choose only one master - Nature. (Rembrandt)

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Art Quotes of Francis Bacon

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. (Francis Bacon)

I don’t think people are born artists; I think it comes from a mixture of your surroundings, the people you meet, and luck. (Francis Bacon)

I paint for myself. I don’t know how to do anything else, anyway. Also I have to earn my living, and occupy myself. (Francis Bacon)

I need the city; I need to know there are people around me strolling, arguing, f-cking, living, and yet I go out very rarely; I stay here in my cage. (Francis Bacon)

I should have been, I don’t know, a con-man, a robber or a prostitute. But it was vanity that made me choose painting, vanity and chance. (Francis Bacon)

All artists are vain, they long to be recognised and to leave something to posterity. They want to be loved, and at the same time they want to be free. But nobody is free. (Francis Bacon)

Painting gave meaning to my life which without it it would not have had. (Francis Bacon)

Images also help me find and realise ideas. I look at hundreds of very different, contrasting images and I pinch details from them, rather like people who eat from other people’s plates. (Francis Bacon)

Before I start painting I have a slightly ambiguous feeling: happiness is a special excitement because unhappiness is always possible a moment later. (Francis Bacon)

You could say that I have no inspiration, that I only need to paint. (Francis Bacon)

The creative process is a cocktail of instinct, skill, culture and a highly creative feverishness. It is not like a drug; it is a particular state when everything happens very quickly, a mixture of consciousness and unconsciousness, of fear and pleasure; it’s a little like making love, the physical act of love. (Francis Bacon)

It (painting) can be as violent as f-cking, like an orgasm or an ejaculation. The result is often disappointing, but the process is highly exciting. (Francis Bacon)

My painting is not violent; it’s life that is violent. (Francis Bacon)

Even within the most beautiful landscape, in the trees, under the leaves the insects are eating each other; violence is a part of life. (Francis Bacon)

My painting is a representation of life, my own life above all, which has been very difficult. So perhaps my painting is very violent, but this is natural to me. (Francis Bacon)

I have been lucky enough to be able to live on my obsession. This is my only success. (Francis Bacon)

I have no moral lesson to preach, nor any advice to give. (Francis Bacon)

We are born with a scream; we come into life with a scream, and maybe love is a mosquito net between the fear of living and the fear of death. (Francis Bacon)

The men I painted were all in extreme situations, and the scream is a transcription of their pain. (Francis Bacon)

This is the artist’s privilege—to be ageless. (Francis Bacon)

When I paint I am ageless, I just have the pleasure or the difficulty of painting. (Francis Bacon)


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Renoir Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Impressionist Fine Art Quotes

The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. (Pierre-Auguste Renoir)

The pain passes, the beauty remains. (Pierre-Auguste Renoir)

In painting, as in the other arts, there's not a single process, no matter how insignificant, which can be reasonably made into a formula. You come to nature with your theories, and she knocks them all flat. (Pierre-Auguste Renoir)

If the painter works directly from nature, he ultimately looks for nothing but momentary effects; he does not try to compose, and soon he gets monotonous. (Pierre-Auguste Renoir)

There is the falsely mystical view of art that assumes a kind of supernatural inspiration, a possession by universal forces unrelated to questions of power and privilege or the artist's relation to bread and blood. In this view, the channel of art can only become clogged and misdirected by the artist's concern with merely temporary and local disturbances. The song is higher than the struggle. (Pierre-Auguste Renoir)


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Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) Renaissance Fine Art Quotes

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures. (Vincent Van Gogh)

I do not know myself how I paint it. I sit down with a white board before the spot that strikes me. I look at what is before my eyes, and say to myself, that white board must become something. (Vincent van Gogh)

I believe that one thinks much more soundly if the thoughts arise from direct contact with things, than if one looks at things with the aim of finding this or that in them. (Vincent van Gogh)

I certainly hope to sell in the course of time, but I think I shall be able to influence it most effectively by working steadily on, and that at the present moment making desperate efforts to force the work I am doing now upon the public would be pretty useless. (Vincent Van Gogh)

My opinion is that the best thing would be to work on till art lovers feel drawn toward it of their own accord, instead of having to praise or to explain it. (Vincent Van Gogh)

I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. (Vincent Van Gogh)

The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting. (Vincent Van Gogh)

I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.' (Vincent Van Gogh)

The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech. (Vincent Van Gogh)

Still, there is a calm, pure harmony, and music inside of me. (Vincent Van Gogh)

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? (Vincent Van Gogh)

As a suffering creature, I cannot do without something greater than I -- something that is my life -- the power to create. (Vincent van Gogh)


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Henri Matisse - Philosophy of Art Quotes Art Quotations by Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954)
Renaissance Fine Art Quotes

Cezanne, you see, is a sort of God of painting. (Henri Matisse)

I have always tried to hide my own efforts and wished my works to have the lightness and joyousness of a springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labours it cost. (Henri Matisse)

I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me. (Henri Matisse)

I am unable to make any distinction between the feeling I get from life and the way I translate that feeling into painting. (Henri Matisse)

An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language. (Henri Matisse)

A young painter who cannot liberate himself from the influence of past generations is digging his own grave. (Henri Matisse)

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence. (Henri Matisse)

Creativity takes courage. (Henri Matisse)

What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter. (Henri Matisse)

I have always sought to be understood and, while I was taken to task by critics or colleagues, I thought they were right, assuming I had not been clear enough to be understood. This assumption allowed me to work my whole life without hatred and even without bitterness toward criticism, regardless of its source. I counted solely on the clarity of expression of my work to gain my ends. Hatred, rancor, and the spirit of vengeance are useless baggage to the artist. His road is difficult enough for him to cleanse his soul of everything which could make it more so. (Henri Matisse)

All my efforts go into creating an art that can be understood by everyone. (Henri Matisse)

When we speak of Nature it is wrong to forget that we are ourselves a part of Nature. We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire universe. (Henri Matisse)

The effort to see things without distortion takes something like courage and this courage is essential to the artist, who has to look at everything as though he saw it for the first time. (Henri Matisse)


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Picasso 1881-1973 Pablo Picasso Art Quotes (1881-1973)

Every act of construction is an act of destruction. (Pablo Picasso)

Painting is stronger than me, it makes me do its bidding. (Pablo Picasso)

When we discovered Cubism, we did not have the aim of discovering Cubism. We only wanted to express what was in us. (Pablo Picasso)

People want to find a "meaning" in everything and everyone. That's the disease of our age, an age that is anything but practical but believes itself to be more practical than any other age. (Pablo Picasso)

Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility. (Pablo Picasso)

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. (Pablo Picasso)

I don't say everything, but I paint everything. (Pablo Picasso)

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. (Pablo Picasso)

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. (Pablo Picasso)

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. (Pablo Picasso)

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary. (Pablo Picasso)

I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else. (Pablo Picasso)

From the moment that art ceases to be food that feeds the best minds, the artist can use his talents to perform all the tricks of the intellectual charlatan. Most people can today no longer expect to receive consolation and exaltation from art. The 'refined,' the rich, the professional 'do-nothings', the distillers of quintessence desire only the peculiar, the sensational, the eccentric, the scandalous in today's art. I myself, since the advent of Cubism, have fed these fellows what they wanted and satisfied these critics with all the ridiculous ideas that have passed through my mind. The less they understood them, the more they admired me. Through amusing myself with all these absurd farces, I became celebrated, and very rapidly. For a painter, celebrity means sales and consequent affluence. Today, as you know, I am celebrated, I am rich. But when I am alone, I do not have the effrontery to consider myself an artist at all, not in the grand old meaning of the word: Giotto, Titian, Rembrandt, Goya were great painters. I am only a public clown - a mountebank. I have understood my time and have exploited the imbecility, the vanity, the greed of my contemporaries. It is a bitter confession, this confession of mine, more painful than it may seem. But at least and at last it does have the merit of being honest. (Pablo Picasso, 1952)

The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. (Pablo Picasso)

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. (Pablo Picasso)

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. (Pablo Picasso)

We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth. (Pablo Picasso)


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Salvador Dali Art Quotes

People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings. (Salvador Dali)

When I paint, the sea roars. The others splash about in the bath. (Salvador Dali)

One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams. (Salvador Dali)

The desire to survive and the fear of death are artistic sentiments. (Salvador Dali)

At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since. (Salvador Dali)

Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it. (Salvador Dali)

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing. (Salvador Dali)


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Art Quotations from Jackson Pollock

It’s all a big game of construction, some with a brush, some with a shovel, some choose a pen. (Jackson Pollock)

The method of painting is the natural growth out of a need. I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them. (Jackson Pollock)

On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting. (Jackson Pollock)

The painting has a life of its own. (Jackson Pollock)

Every good painter paints what he is. (Jackson Pollock)



Danger and Play: Nietzsche Desire for Women
Danger and Play: Nietzsche Desire for Women


'The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.'
Philosopher Voltaire: Victory by seduction
Philosopher Voltaire
Victory by Seduction


'It is not enough to conquer; one must know how to seduce.'
Desire and Human Nature: Spinoza
Desire and Human Nature: Spinoza


'Desire is the essence of a man.'
The Meaning of Being a Woman: Quote on Nude Art
Meaning of Being a Woman
de Beauvoir Quote on Nude Art


'One is not born, but rather becomes a woman.'
Porn Star Sex Guru Annie Sprinkle: Sexual Pleasure
Porn Star Sex Guru Annie Sprinkle: Sexual Pleasure


'Let there be pleasure and ecstasy on earth and let it begin with me.'


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Brett Whiteley - Art Quotes, Quotations 'Art is the thriilling spark that beats death' (Whiteley) Brett Whiteley Art Quotations

When I'm not fidgeting with infinity, I'm just fidgeting. (Brett Whiteley)

Everyone reaches a point in their life where they must either change or cease. (Brett Whiteley)

Never trust an art dealer who'll sit in a room for more than ten minutes with a crooked picture. (Brett Whiteley)

I can't stand mindless purity - I have soaked myself in scepticism and am by nature magnetised to bitterness. (Brett Whiteley)

I was intrigued and enormously drawn to extremism by people who had blown their lives or who had taken their lives outside the normal conventions of society. (Brett Whiteley)

Art is the thrilling spark that beats death - thats all. (Brett Whiteley)

Everything is such a sort of stoned state ... I walk around with a bunch of violets in my hand and a sledgehammer and a grain of sand in my head. I am happy. (Brett Whiteley)

The fine art of painting, which is the bastard of alchemy, always has been always will be, a game. The rules of the game are quite simple: in a given arena, on as many psychic fronts as the talent allows, one must visually describe, the centre of the meaning of existence. (Brett Whiteley)


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Andy Warhol Art Quotes Andy Warhol Art Quotes

I am a deeply superficial person. (Andy Warhol)
... In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes (Andy Warhol)


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http://mitglied.lycos.de/KlausPeterMueller/index2.html - Philosophy of Art by Klaus Peter Müller
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- Art, Philosophy, and the Philosophy of Art by Arthur C. Danto
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- Dark's Art Parlour - We who see the shape of the world by its shadow, must look for beauty there. Dark's Art Parlour is a place to celebrate art that is beautiful and disturbing.
http://www.saunalahti.fi/jawap/colour/books/science.html - Color Science Art Philosophy
http://www.aristos.org/
- Aristos - Arts journal advocating rational standards in scholarship and criticism, informed by Objectivism and promoting traditional values in contemporary arts.
http://www.hanover.edu/philos/film/home.htm - Philosophy and Film - New journal published annually by the Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts
http://www.aesthetics-online.org/ - The official web site of the American Society for Aesthetics, this site is for anyone interested in philosophy of art, art theory or art criticism.
http://www3.oup.co.uk/aesthj/ - British Journal of Aesthetics - Membership details and online abstracts.
http://www.temple.edu/jaac/ - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism - Research articles, symposia and book reviews in aesthetics and the arts from Temple University.
http://www.erraticimpact.com/~topics/html/aesthetics.htm - Erratic Impact - Interesting Aesthetic articles and links. Great resource.
http://www.paintingsdrawings.com/links.html - Great Art Links page
http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/ - Sixteenth Century Renaissance English Literature (1485-1603) A comprehensive guide to British literature of the Renaissance with over 100 original pages, biographies, and works never before published on the web. Also includes several hundred links to additional resources
http://witcombe.sbc.edu/modernism/roots.html - Academic Essay on the Roots of Modernism.
http://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/cjackson/titian/ - Gallery of Paintings by the inspiring Grand Master Titian.
http://www.abcgallery.com/L/leonardo/leonardo.html - Gallery of Paintings and Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci
http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/hegel/works/ae/ch02.htm - Lectures on Aesthetics by G.W.F. Hegel Part II Of the Ideal of Classic Art, Part III Romanticism


Philosophy
On Love of Wisdom from Truth & Reality

In Eastern philosophy, the main terms used in Hinduism and Buddhism have dynamic connotations. The word Brahman is derived from the Sanskrit root 'brih' (to grow) and thus suggests a reality which is dynamic and alive. (Capra, 1972)
Eastern Philosophy: Buddhism Hinduism Taoism Confucianism
Greek philosophy begins with the preposterous fancy, that water is the origin of all things. Is it necessary to stop there & become serious? Yes ... because it contains the idea we find in all philosophy: everything is one! (Nietzsche, 1890)
Ancient Greek Philosophy: Stoicism, Quotes, Pictures
All things come out of the one and the one out of all things. ... I see nothing but Becoming. Be not deceived! The very river in which you bathe a second time is no longer the same one you entered before. (Heraclitus, 500 B.C.)
Heraclitus: Biography, Pictures, Philosophy Quotes
Are you not ashamed that you give your attention to acquiring as much money as possible, and care so little about wisdom and truth, which you never regard or heed at all? (Socrates, The Apology, 469 - 399 B.C.)
Socrates: Life & Death, Biography, Pictures, Quotes
The philosopher is in love with truth, that is, not with the changing world of sensation, which is the object of opinion, but with the unchanging reality which is the object of knowledge. (Plato, 429-347 B.C.)
Plato: Greek Philosopher. Republic Quotes, Biography
The life of theoretical philosophy is the best & happiest one can lead. Few are capable of it (and only then intermittently). For the rest, the second-best way of life, is moral virtue & practical wisdom. (Aristotle, 384-322 B.C.)
Aristotle: Politics & Philosophy Quotes, Biography, Pictures
Frequently consider the connection of all things in the universe. ... We should not say 'I am an Athenian' or 'I am a Roman' but 'I am a citizen of the Universe. (Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 121-180 A.D.)
Marcus Aurelius: 'Meditations' Quotes, Biography, Pictures
We are a part of nature as a whole, whose order we follow. ... He who lives under the guidance of reason endeavours to repay his fellows hatred, rage & contempt with love and nobleness. (Benedict de Spinoza, Ethics, 1632-1677)
Benedict de Spinoza: 'Ethics' Philosophy Quotes
Reality cannot be found except in One single source, because of the interconnection of all things with one another. I do not conceive of any reality at all as without genuine unity. (Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, 1646 - 1716)
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: Monad Philosophy Quotes
My purpose therefore is, to try if I can discover what those principles are, which have introduced all that doubtfulness and uncertainty, those absurdities and contradictions into the several sects of philosophy. (George Berkeley, 1710)
George Berkeley: Philosophy Quotes, Biography, Pictures
And though the philosopher may live remote from business, the genius of philosophy, if carefully cultivated by several, must gradually diffuse itself throughout the whole society, and bestow a similar correctness on every art and calling. (David Hume, 1737)
David Hume: Biography, Pictures, Philosophy Quotes
It is the duty of philosophy to destroy the illusions which had their origin in misconceptions, whatever darling hopes and valued expectations may be ruined by its explanations. ... Pure reason is a perfect unity. (Immanuel Kant, 1781)
Immanuel Kant: Critique of Pure Reason Quotes
There is nothing more necessary than truth, everything else has only secondary value. One does not want to be deceived, under the supposition that it is injurious, dangerous, or fatal to be deceived. (Nietzsche, 1890)
Friedrich Nietzsche: Biography, Pictures, Philosophy Quotes
.. by nature man is a political animal. Men have a desire for life together, even when they have no need to seek each other's help. Common interest too is a factor in bringing them together, contributing to the good life of each. (Aristotle, Politics)
Politics: Political Science Globalisation Democracy, Utopia
Since philosophy is the art which teaches us how to live, and since children need to learn it as much as we do at other ages, why do we not instruct them in it? (Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 1592)
Philosophy of Education: Teaching Philosophy
Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature. (Ayn Rand, On Philosophy of Art)
Philosophy of Art: Renaissance Impressionist
Modern Art Gallery
If we take away the subject (Humans), or our senses in general, then not only the nature and relations of objects in space and time, but even space and time themselves disappear ... they cannot exist in themselves, but only in us. (Immanuel Kant, 1781)
Philosophy of Mind: Idealism to Realism
Uniting Matter & Mind
.. the puzzles that constitute normal science exist only because no paradigm that provides a basis for scientific research ever completely resolves all its problems. (Thomas Kuhn, 1962)
Postmodern Philosophy Postmodernism Vs. Realism



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This is the profound new way of thinking that Einstein realised, that we exist as spatially extended structures of the universe - the discrete and separate body an illusion. This simply confirms the intuitions of the ancient philosophers and mystics.

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