Art Quotes and Sayings

The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.

James Joyce

Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.
James Joyce

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

George Herbert

I would rather be an artist than a leader. Ironically, a leader has to follow the rules.
Criss Jami

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

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
Ansel Adams

You have to be odd to be number one.

Creativity takes courage.
– Henri matisse

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Pablo Picasso

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
– Joseph Chilton Pearce

Art is not about what you see but what you make others see.
– Edgar Degas

Art enables us to find ourselves & lose ourselves at the same time.
– Thomas Merton

Art is an infusion of inner feelings and thoughts executed in an original style that defines the artist.

Submitted by: Wanjiku Nderitu

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Leonardo da Vinci

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