Art Quotes and Sayings - Page 3
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
Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite – getting something down.
– Julia Cameron
The only rule in art is what works.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
– Leonardo da Vinci
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
Looking is a gift, but seeing is a power.
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
– Albert Einstein
Art is a technique of communication. The image is the most complete technique of all communication.
– Claes Oldenburg
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
– Pablo Picasso
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
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.