Art Quotes and Sayings

Creative minds have been known to survive any sort of bad training.
– Anna Freud

Art is the signature of civilizations.
– Beverly Sills

Art does not reproduce what is visible; it makes things visible.
– Paul Klee

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

Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite – getting something down.
– Julia Cameron

The Earth without “ART” is just “EH”.

Submitted by: Nuts & Bolts

There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.
Charlie Chaplin

Great art picks up where nature ends.
– Marc Chagall

That moment when I hold my breath when painting some detail, and everything around me is frozen dry is when I realize how powerful art is, because at that moment the canvas is my world.

Submitted by: Wanjiku Nderitu

The “earth” without “art” is just “eh”

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Art is how the heart can only show it’s true feelings. Yes, There is also the emotion love, but isn’t love one of those feelings? Art shows how no mankind can take away the essence and the freedom of what is being written, drawn, painted or played. No matter how smart the scientist is, no matter how much knowledge the smartest man has, all that “intelligence” is a waste if you don’t know what art is. It has no rules no steps no shortcuts. Only passion and emotion. No limits no boundaries.

Submitted by: Anonomous

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Leonardo da Vinci

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Pablo Picasso

Art is a Language Written by All, Understood By Some.

Submitted by: Hussain Al-Ajouz

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso

Be suspicious of the art that you make, its ultimate goal is to replace you.
– Bozidar Brazda

Submitted by: John Hanburgs

Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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!.

Submitted by: Terry Dean Reynoldson

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
Ansel Adams

Creativity takes courage.
– Henri matisse

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