What is Art For?

So many answers.

“Once, Picasso was asked what his paintings meant. He said, ‘Do you ever know what the birds are singing? You don’t. But you listen to them anyway.’ So, sometimes with art, it is important just to look.” – Marina Abramović

“Why should this veneration of ambiguity continue? Why should confusion be a central aesthetic emotion? Is an emptiness of intent on the part of an art work really a sign of its importance?” – Alain de Botton

“Art is a revolt, a protest against extinction.” – André Malraux

“All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.” – Federico Fellini