Art Quotes and Sayings - Page 3
The function of art is to free the spirit of man and to invigorate and enlarge his vision.
Art is the signature of civilizations.
- Beverly Sills
All art is solitary and the studio is a torture area.
- Alexander Liberman
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
Art is a passion or it is nothing.
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
Great art picks up where nature ends.
- Marc Chagall
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
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 what you can get away with.
- Andy Warhol
It is terrifying to think of what a commodity art has become.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein
I shut my eyes in order to see.
- Paul Gauguin
Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.
- Sir Walter Scott
I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.
- Henri Matisse
There are two ways of disliking art. One is to dislike it. The other is to like it rationally.
- Oscar Wilde
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
- Stella Adler
Simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.
It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God.
- Mary Daly
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
There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.
- Charlie Chaplin
To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at.
- Claude Monet
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.
- Oscar Wilde