Art Quotes and Sayings

The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!
Albert Einstein

Art isn’t a thing, it’s an expression.

Submitted by: gilberto

Every piece of art, which increase the value of its raw material, is a good work of art.

Submitted by: madhav bisht

Art is everywhere.

Submitted by: Brittany

Art is the language of imagination!
Art is the second name of imagination!
Art is the world of imagination!
Art is the source of imagination!
Basically, art is imagination!

Submitted by: m zain ul abideen

Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal.
Steve Jobs

Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artists metaphysical value judgments.
Ayn Rand

Art hath an enemy called ignorance.
– Ben Jonson

Submitted by: KittyPoodle

Resources are limited, creativity is unlimited.

Submitted by: Jose G Gonzalez

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher


When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.
Pablo Picasso

The world doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
Pablo Picasso

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Pablo Picasso

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
Pablo Picasso

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.
Pablo Picasso

In art, man reveals himself and not his objects.
Rabindranath Tagore

Art is to console those who are broken by life.
Vincent van Gogh

Great art is never perfect; perfect art is never great.
Edward Abbey

I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.
Ansel Adams

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…it has no survival value; rather, it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C.S. Lewis


What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who only has eyes, if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician, or a lyre in every chamber of his heart if he is a poet, or even, if he is a boxer, just his muscles? Far from it: at the same time he is also a political being, constantly aware of the heartbreaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. How could it be possible to feel no interest in other people, and with a cool indifference to detach yourself from the very life which they bring to you so abundantly? No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.
Pablo Picasso

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.
Pablo Picasso

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
Pablo Picasso

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.
Pablo Picasso

You don’t make art, you find it.
Pablo Picasso

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