Art Quotes and Sayings
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein
Art is a passion or it is nothing.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
- Edgar Degas
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 what you can get away with.
- Andy Warhol
I shut my eyes in order to see.
- Paul Gauguin
It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God.
- Mary Daly
To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at.
- Claude Monet
Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
- Leonardo da Vinci
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 only rule in art is what works.
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.
- Oscar Wilde
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
- Pablo Picasso
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
Simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.
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.
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
All art is solitary and the studio is a torture area.
- Alexander Liberman
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
- Stella Adler