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


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

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

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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