Art Quotes and Sayings

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

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

I can’t change the fact that my paintings don’t sell. But the time will come when people will recognize that they are worth more than the value of the paints used in the picture.
Vincent van Gogh

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

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

Nature is an outcry, unpolished truth; the art-a euphemism-tamed wilderness.
Dejan Stojanovic

Submitted by: Dejan Stojanovic on April 9, 2013

A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw

Creativity is Godlike.

Submitted by: Neo Shamon on May 3, 2017

Use the creative process – singing, writing, art, dance, whatever – to get to know yourself better.
– Catie Curtis

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Henry Ward Beecher

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

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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

We artists are indestructible; even in a prison, or in a concentration camp, I would be almighty in my own world of art, even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell.
Pablo Picasso

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
Pablo Picasso

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.
Pablo Picasso

The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.
Pablo Picasso

The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.
Pablo Picasso

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Pablo Picasso

Some people are that much amazing that they just play with colors and become legends.

Submitted by: Maira Qamar on February 4, 2016
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If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent van Gogh

The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting.
Vincent van Gogh

I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
Vincent van Gogh

The worst evil which can befall the artist is that his work should appear good in his own eyes.
Leonardo da Vinci

Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art — an individual masterpiece.
Denis Waitley

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