Art quotes

After a very long absence, I present more of my favorite quotes. These are all on the matter of art. Which I guess is obvious if you read the title. Which is probably why you are reading this. Well, this is awkward and unnecessary now, isn’t it? Anyway…


“I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts and the dirtiest of corners.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love.” – Claude Monet

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

“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.” – Michaelangelo

“Painting is by nature a luminous language.” – Robert Delaunay

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

“When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.” – Paul Cézanne

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

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso

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

“If my art has nothing to do with people’s pain and sorrow, what is ‘art’ for?” – Ai Weiwei

“Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.” – Claude Debussy


My favorite artist you ask? Oh, you didn’t? Well whatever. It’s Van Gogh.

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