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My Top 24 Inspirational Artist Quotes For 2021

Leonardo da Vinci The Last Supper
Leonardo da Vinci The Last Supper

My Top 24 Inspirational Artist Quotes

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.

— Leonardo da Vinci

Action is the foundational key to all success.

— Pablo Picasso

Art should be something that liberates your soul.

— Keith Haring

Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.

Salvador Dali

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

— Vincent van Gogh

Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take risks.

— Mark Rothko

He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.

— Saint Francis of Assisi

Every artist was first an amateur.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art does not reproduce what you see. It makes us see.

— Paul Klee

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

— Aristotle

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

— Edgar Degas

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

— Scott Adams

You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life.

— Joan Miro

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.

— Robert Hughes

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.

— Michelangelo

If people would just look at the paintings, I don’t think they would have any trouble enjoying them. It’s like looking at a bed of flowers, you don’t tear your hair out over what it means.

— Jackson Pollock

Bus stops are far more interesting and useful places to have art than in museums.

— Banksy

An artist is someone who produces things that people don’t need to have but that he – for some reason – thinks it would be a good idea to give them.

— Andy Warhol

The public wants to understand and learn in a single day, a single minute, what the artist has spent years learning.

— Paul Gaugin

If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint

— Edward Hopper

Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one’s sensations.

— Paul Cezanne

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works: if from the head, almost nothing.

— Marc Chagall

A really good picture looks as if it’s happened at once. It’s an immediate image. For my own work, when a picture looks labored and overworked… I usually throw these out, though I think very often it takes ten of those over-labored efforts to produce one really beautiful wrist motion that is synchronized with your head and heart, and you have it, and therefore it looks as if it were born in a minute.

— Helen Frankenthaler

Generally speaking, color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul.

— Wassily Kandinsky

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