Art Quotes and Sayings - Page 3
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
All art is solitary and the studio is a torture area.
- Alexander Liberman
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
Art is a passion or it is nothing.
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
Creative minds have been known to survive any sort of bad training.
- Anna Freud
It is terrifying to think of what a commodity art has become.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
- Edgar Degas
Art is what you can get away with.
- Andy Warhol
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
I shut my eyes in order to see.
- Paul Gauguin
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
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
- Stella Adler
To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at.
- Claude Monet
Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Pablo Picasso
Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite – getting something down.
- Julia Cameron
There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.
- Charlie Chaplin