Art Quotes and Sayings
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
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
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
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
– Stella Adler
The function of art is to free the spirit of man and to invigorate and enlarge his vision.
There are two ways of disliking art. One is to dislike it. The other is to like it rationally.
– Oscar Wilde
All art is an imitation of nature.
All art is solitary and the studio is a torture area.
– Alexander Liberman
There is no must in art because art is free.
– Wassily Kandinsky
Art is a technique of communication. The image is the most complete technique of all communication.
– Claes Oldenburg
Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.
– Sir Walter Scott
It is terrifying to think of what a commodity art has become.
Art is not about what you see but what you make others see.
– Edgar Degas