Art Quotes

Art Quotes

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“What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.” -John Updike

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. -Maya Angelou

“When inspiration doesn’t come, I go halfway to meet it.” -Freud

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

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” -Albert Einstein

“An artist is like a prophet. He must lead people and help them get acquainted with what he sees.” -George Butendorp

“Man will begin to recover the moment he takes art as seriously as physics, chemistry or money.” -Ernst Levy

“That stroke you are about to make on a painting is as much you as the next word you utter or the next breath you take.” -Harley Brown

“..A painting is good not because it looks like something, but because it feels like something.” -Phil Dike

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

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“The artist does not see things as they are, but as he is.” -Alfred Tonnelle

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

“Art is not so much talent as character.. it’s what you are, the qualities of the person…” -John Olsen

“Contemporary art challenges us.. it broadens our horizons. It asks us to think beyond the limits of conventional wisdom.” -Eli Broad

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

“The most important function of art and science is to awaken the cosmic religious feeling and keep it alive.” – Albert Einstein

“Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.” Roy Adzak

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

“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Art is the only means by which one soul can truly touch another…” Curtis Verdun

“The soul cannot thrive in the absence of art.” -Thomas Moore

“The goal of abstract art is to communicate the intangible, that which eludes the photograph and normal seeing.” -Curtis Verdun

“Painting is silent poetry.” – Plutarch


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