8 junio, 2024

100 Phrases of Art by Great Artists of History

Art is a way for human beings to express their imagination, creativity, feelings and ideas. Whether from painting, music, literature or dance, it is a unique aspect of the human as an animal.

In fact, artists are some of the most creative and admired people in history. Some like Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso or Vincent van Gogh are part of popular culture and have influenced thousands of people today.

The best quotes about art

We have made a compilation of art phrases so you can observe the reflections of famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Frida Kahlo, Woody Allen, Salvador Dalí and many more.

-Art speaks where words are unable to explain.

-If I could say it with words there would be no reason to paint.-Edward Hopper.

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

5-The true work of art is nothing more than a shadow of divine perfection.-Michelangelo.

-The objective of art is not to represent the external appearance of things, but their inner meaning.-Aristotle.

30-Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.-Marc Chagall.

-Art allows us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.-Thomas Merton.

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

-The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from everywhere: from heaven, from earth, from a piece of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider web.-Pablo Picasso.

-No great artist sees things as they really are. If he did, he would stop being an artist.-Oscar Wilde.

-Being an artist is believing in life.-Henry Moore.

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

-There is no duty in art because art is free.-Wassily Kandinsky.

1-There is nothing more truly artistic than loving people.-Vincent van Gogh.

15-An artist is someone who produces things that people do not need.-Andy Warhol.

-The purpose of art is to wash the dust of the daily life of our souls.-Pablo Picasso.

-If you hear a voice inside you that says «you cannot paint», paint by all means, and that voice will be silenced.-Vincent van Gogh.

-Painting is poetry that is seen and not felt, and poetry is painting that is felt and not seen.-Leonardo da Vinci.

-Between a madman and me there is only one difference. The madman believes that he is sane and I know that I am crazy.-Salvador Dalí.

-Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. The art is knowing which ones to keep.-Scott Adams.

-If it is sold, it is art.-Frank Lloyd.

-Art is a line around your thoughts.-Gustav Klimt.

-I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.-Frida Kahlo.

-I dream of my painting and I paint my dream.-Vincent van Gogh.

-The perfection of art is to hide art.-Quintilian.

-The essence of all beautiful art, of all great art, is gratitude.-Friedrich Nietzsche.

-A man paints with his brain and not with his hands.-Michelangelo.

-A work of art that did not begin in emotion is not art.-Paul Cezanne.

-A great artist is always ahead of his time or behind him.-George Moore.

10-You do not make art of good intentions.-Gustave Flaubert.

-Drawing is the honesty of art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is good or bad.-Salvador Dalí.

16-I prefer to die of passion than of boredom.-Vincent van Gogh.

-Abstract art is what those who have no talent produce and what those who have no principles sell, to those who are deeply confused and disoriented.-All Capp.

-Many excellent cooks spoil because they are dedicated to art.-Paul Cauguin.

-Do not be afraid of perfection, you will never reach it.-Salvador Dalí.

-Art is the lie that allows us to understand the truth.-Pablo Picasso.

-We have art so as not to die of the truth.-Friedrich Nietzsche.

-The principle of true art is not to represent, but to evoke.-Jerzy Kosinski.

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

-I inherited a painting and a violin that turned out to be a Rembrandt and a Stradivarius. Unfortunately, Rembrandt made terrible violins and Stradivarius was a terrible painter.-Tommy Cooper.

-Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of all photographs is the frame.-Gilbert K. Chesterton.

11-Either it is a forgery or a really intelligent original.-Frank Sullivan.

4-Without art, the harshness of reality would make the world unbearable.-George Bernard Shaw.

One eye sees, the other feels.-Paul Klee.

-Art is the only way to flee without leaving home.-Twyla Tharp.

10-All art is quite useless.-Oscar Wilde.

-Send light to the darkness of the hearts of men, such is the duty of the artist.-Schumann.

4-Each artist dips his brush into his own soul, and paints his own nature in his paintings.-Henry Ward Beecher.

11-Anyone who says that you cannot see a thought simply does not know about art.-Wynetka Ann Reynolds.

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

-What painting from the National Gallery would you save if a fire broke out? The one who was closest to the door, of course.-George Bernard Shaw.

15-An image is a poem without words.-Horacio.

-Every artist was first an amateur.-Ralph Waldo Emerson.

-The painter has the universe in his mind and body.-Leonardo da Vinci.

-Life is the art of drawing without a draft.-John W. Gardner.

-Some painters transform the Sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the Sun.-Pablo Picasso.

I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.-Henri Matisse.

10-Poor is the student who does not surpass his teacher.-Leonardo da Vinci.

God and other artists are always a little dark.-Oscar Wilde.

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

-The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work.-Émile Zola.

-The position of the artist is humble. It is essentially a channel.-Piet Mondrian.

3-When nations grow old, the arts cool down, and commerce settles in each tree.-William Blake.

-There is no abstract art. You always have to start with something. Then you can eliminate all traces of reality.-Pablo Picasso.

5-Creativity requires courage.-Henri Matisse.

4-Personality is everything in art and poetry.-Goethe.

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

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

-Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does, the better.-André Gide.

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

-I do not say everything, but I paint everything.-Pablo Picasso.

-Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality in the world in which he lives.-Amy Lowell.

10-Everything you can imagine is real.-Pablo Picasso.

-Art is not bread, but the wine of life.-Jean Paul Richter.

-The artist’s job is always to delve into the mystery.-Francis Bacon.

-The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.-Orson Welles.

-Art is not a thing; It is a way.-Elbert Hubbard.

-What garlic is to salad, madness is to art.-Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

-The greatest respect that an artist can pay to music is to give it life.-Pablo Casals.

-Great art begins where nature ends.-Marc Chagall.

-An artist never finishes his work, he simply abandons it.-Paul Valéry.

-The impulse to destroy is also a creative impulse.-Pablo Picasso.

-To paint, you must close your eyes and sing.-Pablo Picasso.

-In art, as in love, instinct is enough.-Anatole France.

-Art is not a craft, it is the transmission of the sensations of what the artist has experienced.-Leo Tolstoy.

-Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep that have no shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.-Winston Churchill.

Art doesn’t have to be pretty. It has to be significant.-Duane Hanson.

-The Earth has music for those who listen.-William Shakespeare.

10-Every good painter paints what he is.-Jackson Pollock.

-The only time I feel free is when I am painting.-Vincent Van Gogh.

-Art is plagiarism or revolution.-Paul Gauguin.

10-The beautiful is always bizarre.-Charles Baudelaire.

-Life does not imitate art, it imitates bad television.-Woody Allen.

30-The colors are the facts and the sufferings of light.-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

-The task of art today is to bring chaos to order.-Theodor Adorno.

-Inspiration exists, but it must be found working.-Pablo Picasso.

-Painting is easy when you do not know how to paint, but very difficult when you know.-Edgar Degas.

-Art is a type of disease.-Giacomo Puccini.

-To love beauty is to taste. Creating beauty is art.-Ralph Waldo Emerson.

-Each production of an artist should be an adventure of his soul.-W. Somerset Maugham.

-Art is the triumph over chaos.-John Cheever.

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

One eye sees, the other feels.-Paul Klee.

-Nothing can heal the soul, but the senses, just as nothing can heal the senses if it is not a soul.-Oscar Wilde.

-You don’t just take a picture with a camera. After the act of photography are all the images you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.-Ansel Adams.

-The first mistake of art is to assume that it is serious.-Lester Bangs.

4-Each portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not the model.-Oscar Wilde.

-Nature is a haunted house, but art is a house that tries to be haunted.-Emily Dickinson.

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

-One cannot have a domain less or greater than the domain of oneself.-Leonardo da Vinci.

10-You do not take a photograph, you do it.-Ansel Adams.

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

-Art is only for those who are willing to undergo the necessary effort to understand it.-Flannery O’Connor.

-Art is what can get out of the everyday.-Andy Warhol.

10-Imagination rules the world.-Napoleon Bonaparte.

5-Art must mitigate the disturbed and disturb the pleasant.-Banksy.

-Paint is not made to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.-Pablo Picasso.

The need to destroy is also a creative impulse.-Mikhail Bakunin.

-Music produces a kind of pleasure that human nature cannot rebuff.-Confucius.

-Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line at some point.-GK Chesterton.

-Life is a blank canvas, and you have to throw all the paint on it.-Danny Kaye.

30-Art is to comfort those who are broken by life.-Vincent van Gogh.

10-Your first 10,000 photographs are the ugliest.-Henri Cartier-Bresson.

-A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense.-Ansel Adams.

-Love the art you have inside, not…

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