Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
If you are looking for something to be brave about consider fine arts.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
All art deals with the absurd and aims at the simple. Good art speaks truth, indeed is truth, perhaps the only truth.
Art is the Queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world.
Leonardo Da Vinci
The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it immensely. All art is useless.
Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.
Art is a jealous mistress.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer with which to shape it.
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.”
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious, the source of all art and science.
Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Leonardo da Vinci
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
There is no must in art because art is free.
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
All art requires courage.
Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.
All art is but imitation of nature.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.
Life is short, art is long…
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
A work of art is a world in itself, reflecting senses and emotions of the artist’s world.
Art is not a pastime, but a priesthood.
Art is not a special sauce applied to ordinary cooking; it is the cooking itself if it is good.
W. R. Lethaby
In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
A. N. Whitehead
I do not want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Art is the only thing that can go on mattering once it has stopped hurting.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Art never expresses anything but itself.
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
I rarely draw what I see. I draw what I feel in my body.
Art is literacy of the heart
Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.
Great art picks up where nature ends.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.
A man and his art are like a fool and his king.
Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature.
Susanne K. Langer
Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.
Art is your emotions flowing in a river of imagination.
Devin, Los Cerros
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
James McNeill Whistler
Art is the signature of civilizations.
If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
Art is….a question mark in the minds of those who want to know what’s happening.
Art is not a thing; it is a way.
In England, pop art and fine art stand resolutely back to back.
In free society art is not a weapon…Artists are not engineers of the soul.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Art is born in attention. Its midwife is detail.
It’s a spot, which I hang on a white wall.
Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist.
Art is anything people do with distinction.
All art is one and indivisible.
W. O. Mitchell
Art is the sex of the imagination.
George Jean Nathan
Art isn’t paint; it’s love.
All art is an attempt to manifest the face of God in life.
Life without industry is guilt, and industry without art is brutality.
No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.
Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
The lower one’s vitality, the more sensitive one is to great art.
The object of art is to give life a shape.
Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.
G. K. Chesterton
Art is like therapy; what comes up is what comes up. It may be dark, but that’s what comes up. You may want to keep some of it in a drawer… but never judge it.
The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Art is an end in itself; its values are intrinsic.
Art is meant to disturb, science reassures.
Art should be waged like war.
To be aristocratic in Art one must avoid polite society.
You’re not meant to understand – they’re bloody works of art.
Art speaks the soul of its culture.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
Art is Man’s nature. Nature is god’s art.
Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language. I don’t know what to say about what I paint, really.
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul – and you answer.
Art for art’s sake, money for God’s sake.