Art Quotes and Sayings

Simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Every unique work of art is beautiful; just like when God created all living things, each are of individual designs, individual purposes, but still, all are beautiful.

Submitted by: Ro-Ann S. Nosotros on August 25, 2008

Art is a passion or it is nothing.

Art is what you can get away with.
– Andy Warhol


True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
Albert Einstein

Art is not a democracy. People don’t get to vote on how it ends.
George R.R. Martin

To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at.
– Claude Monet

I shut my eyes in order to see.
– Paul Gauguin

Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Leonardo da Vinci

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.
Oscar Wilde


It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God.
– Mary Daly

I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.
– Henri Matisse

Looking is a gift, but seeing is a power.

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
– Michelangelo

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