32 Best Inspirational Art Quotes For Artists

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Are you looking for some art quotes? Stay motivated with the help of the below inspirational art quotes.

Best Quotes About Art

1. “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is a painting that is felt rather than seen.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

2. “A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

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

4. “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” ― Pablo Picasso

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5. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone” ― Pablo Picasso

6. “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” ― Albert Einstein

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

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

9. “We have art in order not to die of the truth.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

10. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ― George Bernard Shaw

11. “Art is the proper task of life. ” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

12. “Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso

13. “Art is to console those who are broken by life.” ― Vincent van Gogh

14. “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” ― Vincent Willem van Gogh

15. “Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” ― Chuck Klosterman

16. “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ― Thomas Merton

17. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

18. “Art without emotion its like chocolate cake without sugar. It makes you gag.” ― Laurie Halse Anderson

19. “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” ― Aristotle

20. “One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

21. “Like any artist without an art form, she became dangerous.” ― Toni Morrison

22. “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” ― Banksy

23. “The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

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

25. “The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.” ― Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

26. “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

27. “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ― Edgar Degas

28. “Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.” ― Woody Allen

29. “All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.” ― James Baldwin

30. “All art is quite useless.” ― Oscar Wilde

31. “Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.” ― C.S. Lewis

32. “The human body is the best work of art.” ― Jess C. Scott

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