Art Quotes and Sayings

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

The only rule in art is what works.

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

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

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.
Seneca

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

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