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Why is music capable of inflicting such pain? Because it works on our feelings directly. No ideas interfere with its emotions. This is why "all art aspires to the condition of music." The symphony gives us the thrill of uncertainty the pleasurable anxiety of searching for a pattern but without the risks of real life. When we listen to music, we are moved by an abstraction. We feel, but we dont know why.
— Jonah Lehrer —

Why must art be static? You look at an abstraction, sculptured or painted, an entirely exciting arrangement of planes, spheres, nuclei, entirely without meaning. It would be perfect, but it is always still. The next step in sculpture is motion.

— Alexander Calder

The theory of thought is like painting: it needs that revolution which took art from representation to abstraction. This is the aim of a theory of thought without image.

— Gilles Deleuze

Willem de Kooning is generally credited for coming out of the painterly gates strong in the forties, revolutionizing art and abstraction and reaching incredible heights by the early fifties, and then tailing off.

— Jerry Saltz

The language of art is powerful to those who understand it, and puzzling to those who do not. What we do know is that here was the modern human mind at work, spinning symbolism and abstraction in a way that only Homo sapiens is capable of doing.

— Richard Leakey

I do believe abstraction is and was meant to embody deep emotion. I believe that's its job, in the history of art.

— Sean Scully

Do not copy nature too much. Art is an abstraction.

— Paul Gauguin

Here is God's purpose - For God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper; is the articulation not the art, objective or subjective; is loving, not the abstraction "love" commanded or entreated; is knowledge dynamic, not legislative code, not proclamation law, not academic dogma, not ecclesiastic canon. Yes, God is a verb, the most active, connoting the vast harmonic reordering of the universe from unleashed chaos of energy.

— R. Buckminster Fuller

Every work of art is an abstraction from time; it denies the reality of change and decay and death.

— Lewis Mumford

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