Art Quotes and Sayings
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.
Art is a passion or it is nothing.
Art is what you can get away with.
– Andy Warhol
I shut my eyes in order to see.
– Paul Gauguin
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
It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God.
– Mary Daly
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
– Albert Einstein
I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.
– Henri Matisse
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
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
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
– Pablo Picasso
Simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.
The only rule in art is what works.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
– Amy Lowell
Looking is a gift, but seeing is a power.
Art is a technique of communication. The image is the most complete technique of all communication.
– Claes Oldenburg
The function of art is to free the spirit of man and to invigorate and enlarge his vision.
All art is solitary and the studio is a torture area.
– Alexander Liberman
Art is made to disturb. Science reassures. There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.
– Georges Braque
There is no must in art because art is free.
– Wassily Kandinsky
There are two ways of disliking art. One is to dislike it. The other is to like it rationally.
– Oscar Wilde