"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see"
- Edgar Degas
"We do not seek out works of art to have things explained or clarified, but for the opposite reason – to have our world made more mysterious, to invest it with strangeness, to bring the metaphysical and incomprehensible into the ambit of thought. From art we seek insight and illumination, not information or guidance on how we should think or behave"
- Peter Timms
"The artist's mission has always been to deepen the mystery"
- Francis Bacon