Beautiful And Instructive Quotes About Art

A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.
Leonardo da Vinci

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
Don Miguel Ruiz

There is nothing new in art except talent.
Anton Chekhov

A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
Hedy Lamarr

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
Salvador Dali

A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.
Alexander Pope

The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.

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

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

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

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
John F. Kennedy

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

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
Edgar Degas

Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
Rene Magritte

I had always planned to make a large painting of the early spring, when the first leaves are at the bottom of the trees, and they seem to float in space in a wonderful way. But the arrival of spring can't be done in one picture.
David Hockney

The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history.
Robert Rauschenberg

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

In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.
Langston Hughes

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Pictures must not be too picturesque.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.
Elbert Hubbard

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

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
Dale Carnegie

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

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
Khalil Gibran

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

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

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.
Oscar Wilde

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

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
Albert Camus

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

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