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Definitions: (1) done skillfully; aesthetically satisfying; (2) appreciative of art and beauty; sensitive to the arts

People Who Exemplify This Quality: Henri Matisse (1869-1954) French Artist

Saying: Ars longa, vita brevis (Latin): “Art is long, life is short.”


Art is the demonstration that the ordinary is extraordinary.

— Amedee Ozenfant (1866-1966) French Cubist Painter

Art reveals the artist’s inner self. Art reveals a man’s ideals, what he values.

— Terry Goodkind (1948 – ) American Author

Be responsive to your audience. Art is making an interpretation of an experience.

— Jerry Downs (1949 – ) American Artist

The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist.

— Arthur Eric Gill (1882-1940) British Sculptor

The high mission of any art is, by its illusions, to foreshadow a higher universe reality, to crystallize the emotions of time into the thought of eternity.

The Urantia Book (48:7.23)