Art Quotes and Sayings

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.

Every unique work of art is beautiful; just like when God created all living things, each are of individual designs, individual purposes, but still, all are beautiful.

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Art is a passion or it is nothing.

Art is what you can get away with.
– Andy Warhol

To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at.
– Claude Monet

Art is not a democracy. People don’t get to vote on how it ends.
George R.R. Martin

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
Albert Einstein

I shut my eyes in order to see.
– Paul Gauguin

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.
Oscar Wilde


Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Leonardo da Vinci

It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God.
– Mary Daly

I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.
– Henri Matisse

Looking is a gift, but seeing is a power.

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
– Michelangelo

The only rule in art is what works.

Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.
– Magdalena Abakanowicz

All art is an imitation of nature.

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Pablo Picasso

Art is made to disturb. Science reassures. There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.
– Georges Braque

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