Thinley Norbu Rinpoche in Magic Dance

All art is composed of subtle and gross elements. There is no way for artists to express without elements. When people use expressions such as hot-headed, cold-hearted, dry-humoured, or all wet, it shows that they naturally connect subtle element temperaments with gross element expressions. But artists must go beyond outwardly expressing the elements in an obvious way in order to gain experience with the inner subtle elements, which are the source of the outer elements. Then they can make art which reflects what people need. (p.95)

Sublime artists always give energy to others through their art. When they die, they do not leave ordinary inert substance art as a lifeless remainder, but their pure spiritual power lives in their art for the benefit of others. (p.100)