31+ Quotes about Art, Artist and Artistry


Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso

Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.
Oscar Wilde

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Edgar Degas

She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
Pablo Picasso

Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.
Banksy

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

One eye sees, the other feels.
Paul Klee

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
Pablo Picasso

If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.
Émile Zola

I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.
Frida Kahlo

Creativity takes courage.
Henri Matisse

The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.
Anton Chekhov

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

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
George Bernard Shaw

It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.
Albert Einstein

We have art in order not to die of the truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
Leonardo da Vinci

A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.
Diane Arbus

Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.
G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
Martha Graham

Like any artist without an art form, she became dangerous.
Toni Morrison, Sula

An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's.
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

Imagination governs the world.
Napoleon Bonaparte

life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one
Stella Adler

The beautiful is always bizarre.
Charles Baudelaire

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Leonardo da Vinci

I make art, sometimes I make true art, and sometimes it fills the empty places in my life. Some of them. Not all.
Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

You don't take a photograph, you make it.
Ansel Adams

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Art is what you can get away with.
Andy Warhol

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Walt Whitman

The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Earth from Above

Music is an outburst of the soul.
Frederick Delius

Love art in yourself, and not yourself in art.
Constantin Stanislavski, My Life In Art

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
Robert Hughes

Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.
Claude Monet

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