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My Top 12 Creative Artist Quotes In 2021

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My Top 12 Creative Artist Quotes

Francis Bacon Head VI
Francis Bacon Head VI

The creative process is a cocktail of instinct, skill, culture and a highly creative feverishness. It is not like a drug; it is a particular state when everything happens very quickly, a mixture of consciousness and unconsciousness, of fear and pleasure; it’s a little like making love, the physical act of love.

— Francis Bacon

In my basic courses I have always tried to develop discovery and invention which, in my opinion, are the criteria of creativeness.

— Josef Albers

I have always regarded manual labour as creative and looked with respect – and, yes, wonder – at people who work with their hands. It seems to me that their creativity is no less than that of a violinist or painter.

— Pablo Casals

In the creative act, the artist goes from intention to realization through a chain of totally subjective reactions

— Marcel Duchamp

Creativity is dynamic, it asserts life, frees the human spirit, conquers mental lassitude and illness, and makes real the outrageous potential of the universal imagination.

— Robert Genn

Creativity is not something you pluck off a shelf, it only becomes evident after years of practice, experimentation and effort.

— Don Getz

As a suffering creature, I cannot do without something greater than I – something that is my life – the power to create.

— Vincent van Gogh

The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.

— Robert Henri

The true work of art is born from the Artist: a mysterious, enigmatic, and mystical creation. It detaches itself from him, it acquires an autonomous life, becomes a personality, an independent subject, animated with a spiritual breath, the living subject of a real existence of being

— Wassily Kandinsky

Creativity takes courage.

— Henri Matisse

Creativity is about intention, expression, and choice… At once cerebral and yet visceral, it is what you think about in your head and what you feel in your gut

— Randal Sexton

The painter’s mind is a copy of the divine mind, since it operates freely in creating the many kinds of animals, plants, fruits, landscapes, countrysides, ruins, and awe-inspiring places.

— Leonardo da Vinci

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