Inspirational Art Quotes & Sayings from Famous Artists

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Art is one of the most beautiful in life. When I have chance to go to a museum, I often wander and enjoy every moment there watching all the painting and see how the artist express their imagination through the work.

In this post, Saying Images rounded up 30 inspiring art quotes and quotes about artist, check them out!

Famous Art Quotes

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle

Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees. – Marcel Proust

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in. – Amy Lowell

Art Is Anything You Can Get Away With

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. – André Gide

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. – Jonathan Swift

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. – Michelangelo

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. – Friedrich Nietzsche

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. – Pablo Picasso

Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don’t start measuring her limbs. – Pablo Picasso

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. – Pablo Picasso

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. – Stella Adler

Any great work of art… revives and re-adapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world — the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air. – Leonard Bernstein

As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life. – John Lubbock

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass. – Fran Lebowitz

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass. – Fran Lebowitz

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame. – G.K. Chesterton

Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul. – W. Somerset Maugham

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. – Oscar Wilde

Quotes about Artist

Every artist writes his own autobiography. – Havelock Ellis

Every artist was first an amateur. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The true painter strives to paint what can only be seen through his world. – André Malraux

A great artist is always before his time or behind it. – George Edward Moore

cool life quotes

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

The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. – Paul Strand

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. – William Faulkner

The artist does not see things as they are, but as he is. – Alfred Tonnelle

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. – Pablo Picasso

The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality. – T.S. Eliot

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. – Oscar Wilde

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

 

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