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Art is one of the ways people communicate with one another. Every work of art brings the viewer to into a special kind of relationship, both with whoever has created or is creating the art and also with everyone else who—together with him, or before or afterwards—is subject to that
artistic impression.
—Leo Tolstoy

It would be a mistake to ascribe this creative power
to an inborn talent.
In art, the genius creator is not just a gifted being, but a person who has succeeded in arranging for their appointed end, a complex of activities, of which the work is the outcome, requiring an effort.
—Henri Matisse

Art is so varied that to reduce it to any single purpose, be it even the salvation of mankind, is an abomination before the Lord.
—Nikolai Gumilev

Conception, my boy, fundamental brain work,
is what makes all the difference in art.
—Dante Gabriel Rosetti

Art is art.
Everything else is everything else.
—Ad Reinhardt

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance…
and I know of no substitute whatever
for the force and beauty of its process.
—Henry James

It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see.
—Henry David Thoreau

Art for Art's Sake

a Declarative First Exhibition

A select group of leading New York area Russian artists contributed their work to an exhibition and silent auction to support «CAUSA ARTIUM» and its programs in the arts.

The artists included:

  • Vitaly Komar
  • Igor Tiulpanov
  • Elena Sarni
  • Natalia Danili
  • Leonid Lerman
  • Zoya Frolova
  • Janis Jakobson

«CAUSA ARTIUM» emerged from within the arts and is dedicated to expanding the place of art in the world. It aims to create new opportunities and venues for poets, painters, musicians, writers, sculptors, and other artists of all kinds. It believes that creative artists merit venues and visibility that correspond to the dignity of their enterprise.

The exhibition ran through Sunday, February 27, from 1:00pm to 5:30pm daily.