Art Quotes

Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to art. An artist is a person who is able to capture and create something beautiful or entertaining which connects itself to other human beings. A true artist creates his art from his soul.

Art is Man's nature. Nature is god's art.  ~ James Bailey

Art is the lie that reveals the truth.  ~ Pablo Picasso

The greatest benefit we owe to the artist, whether painter, poet, or novelist, is the extension of our sympathies.... Art is the nearest thing to life; it is a mode of amplifying experience and extending our contact with our fellow-men beyond the bounds of our personal lot.  ~ George Eliot

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.  ~ Pablo Picasso

Architecture begins where engineering ends.  ~ Walter Gropius

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

It's not art for art's sake, it's art for my sake.  ~ D.H. Lawrence

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.  ~ Michelangelo

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.  ~ Oscar Wilde

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

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

Art is the proper task of life.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.  ~ Woody Allen

It's not what you see that is art, art is the gap.  ~ Marcel Duchamp

That which perhaps hears more silly remarks than anything else in the world is a picture in a museum.  ~ Edmond de Goncourt

A picture cab become for us a highway between a particular thing and a universal feeling.  ~ Lawren Harris

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.  ~ Albert Einstein

Art is the signature of civilizations.  ~ Beverly Sills

Every artist is an unhappy lover.  ~ Iris Murdoch

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

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.  ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.  ~ George Bernard Shaw

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

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.  ~ Pablo Picasso

Art and revolt will die only with the last man.  ~ Albert Camus

Bad artists always admire each others work.  ~ Oscar Wilde

Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear.  ~ Joseph Joubert

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.  ~ Albert Einstein

People think I'm an artist because my films lose money.  ~ Woody Allen

Every work of art is an uncommited crime.  ~ Theodor W. Adorno

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.  ~ Oscar Wilde

The old and new testaments are the great code of art.  ~ William Blake

Every artist was first an amateur.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

Creativity takes courage.  ~ Henri Matisse

Art is anything you can get away with.  ~ Marshall McLuhan

It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It's a lot more difficult to perform one.  ~ Chuck Palahniuk

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

A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.  ~ George Bernard Shaw

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

The object of art is to give life shape.  ~ Jean Anouilh

A subject that is beautiful in itself gives no suggestion to the artist. It lacks imperfection.  ~ Oscar Wilde

Art is not a thing; it is a way.  ~ Elbert Hubbard

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.  ~ Francis Bacon

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.  ~ Scott Adams

Art is I, science is we.  ~ Claude Bernard

Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.  ~ Oscar Wilde

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