Art Quotes and Sayings - Page 2
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
– Leonardo da Vinci
Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite – getting something down.
– Julia Cameron
Human being creates and brings to existence just like God did but one thing he lacks is the art of immortality which reduces his art to a copy.
Art is the signature of civilizations.
– Beverly Sills
Art is a human activity which has as its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen.
– Leo Tolstoy
Creative minds have been known to survive any sort of bad training.
– Anna Freud
Art does not reproduce what is visible; it makes things visible.
– Paul Klee
The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!
– Albert Einstein
There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.
– Charlie Chaplin
The Earth without “ART” is just “EH”.
Great art picks up where nature ends.
– Marc Chagall
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
– Joseph Chilton Pearce
A picture is worth a thousand words.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
There are two ways of disliking art. One is to dislike it. The other is to like it rationally.
– Oscar Wilde
Art is not a democracy. People don’t get to vote on how it ends.
– George R.R. Martin
Art enables us to find ourselves & lose ourselves at the same time.
– Thomas Merton
Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.
– Will Durant
Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.
– Sir Walter Scott
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
– Henry Ward Beecher
The struggle has always been between the art world and the trash man. These two foes wage an epic battle and no one can predict the outcome. One seeks to elevate; the other seeks to incinerate. One wields a mighty belief forged by an ideal in spite of practicality; the other wields a mighty shovel forged by a factory and put to the service of practicality. Any object, no matter how pure, no matter how perfect, no matter how inspiring, can only be a potential work of art. Its true fate will remain in question until one of the two combatants claims ownership, and do not be mislead. The trash man’s pronouncements are as cruel and as final as those of the art world!.
Reveal your colors! Free your soul. You are the art of a Great Creator!
Art is not about what you see but what you make others see.
– Edgar Degas
It is terrifying to think of what a commodity art has become.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
– Pablo Picasso