Art Quotes and Sayings - Page 3
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
The only rule in art is what works.
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.
- Oscar Wilde
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.