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254 Inspiring Quotes About Art and Being an Artist

Whether you are an artist or just appreciate the amazing art that others create, these are the best art quotes we could find, many by great artists and art teachers, for you to read, ponder, and enjoy! We hope they bring you inspiration and joy and if they do, please share with others.

--Pablo Picasso
--Vincent van Gogh
--Horace
--Vincent van Gogh
--James Baldwin
--Susan Sontag
--Kai Greene
--Rembrandt
--Banksy
--Andre Malraux
--Scott Adams
--Rick Riordan
--Bob Ross
--Jackson Pollock
--Yoko Ono
--Vincent van Gogh
--George Santayana
--Claude Debussy
--Pablo Picasso
--Rembrandt
--Henri Matisse

--Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
--Peter O'Toole
--Dorothea Lange
--Auguste Rodin
--Thomas Merton
--Albert Einstein
--Leonardo da Vinci
--Leonardo da Vinci
--Oscar Wilde
--Douglas Adams
--Henri Cartier-Bresson
--James Whistler
--Diane Arbus
--Philip Guston
--Pablo Picasso
--Samuel Butler
--Claude Monet
--Henri Matisse
--Banksy
--Matt Hardy
--Thomas Wolfe
--Frida Kahlo

Longer Version:

The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.


--Irving Penn
--Lord Byron
--Jim Richardson
--Salvador Dali
--Paul Gauguin
--Leonardo da Vinci
--Louise Bourgeois
--John Updike
--Salvador Dali
--Erich Fromm
--Albert Einstein
--Keith Haring
--Pablo Picasso
--Leonardo da Vinci
--Yoko Ono
--Salvador Dali
--Camille Pissarro
--Plutarch
--Salvador Dali
--Elijah Wood
--Friedrich Nietzsche
--Alfred Stieglitz
--Stella Adler
--Salvador Dali
--Steven Pressfield
--Salvador Dali
--Agnes Martin
--André Gide
--Agnes Martin
--Oscar Wilde
--Salvador Dali
--Dean Inge
--Salvador Dali
--Walt Whitman
--Salvador Dali
--Edvard Munch
--Leo Tolstoy
--Georges Rouault
--Yoko Ono

Longer Version:

Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity. “.


--Steven Pressfield
--Georgia O'Keeffe
--Leonardo da Vinci
--Albert Einstein
--Yayoi Kusama
--Elbert Hubbard
--Agnes Martin
--Friedrich Nietzsche
--Elbert Hubbard
--Leonardo da Vinci

--Vincent van Gogh
--Gustave Flaubert
--Arthur Schopenhauer
--Jackson Pollock
--John Piper (theologian)
--Salvador Dali
--Mary Caroline Richards
--Meinrad Craighead
--Robert Riskin
--Julia Cameron
--Oscar Wilde
--Karel Capek
--Yoko Ono
--Giacomo Puccini
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Longer Version:

Art is a jealous mistress; and if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider.


--Antoine Bourdelle
--Oscar Niemeyer
--Albert Camus
--Francis Bacon
--Dorothy Parker
--John O'Hara
--Chet Faker
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Longer Version:

Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face.


--W.H. Auden
--Frank Lloyd Wright
--Abhijit Naskar
--Leonardo da Vinci
--Emile Zola
--Albert Einstein
--Paul Klee
--Claude Monet
--Bob Ross
--Henri Matisse
--Joan Miro
--Claude Monet
--Edgar Degas
--Julia Cameron
--Paul Gauguin
--Martin Luther
--Vincent van Gogh
--Vincent van Gogh
--Gustav Klimt
--Martin Luther King Jr.
--Edward Hopper
--Henri Matisse
--Rembrandt
--E.M. Forster
--Friedrich Nietzsche
--Marcel Duchamp
--Ansel Adams
--Annie Leibovitz
--Paul Cezanne
--Vincent van Gogh
--Frida Kahlo
--Edgar Degas
--Pablo Picasso
--Frida Kahlo
--Salvador Dali
--Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
--Henry Ward Beecher
--Edgard Varese
--Leonardo da Vinci

--Ansel Adams
--Vincent van Gogh
--Henry Moore
--Jackson Pollock
--Charles Bukowski
--Eric Gill
--Emile Zola
--John Berger
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Francis Bacon
--Herman Melville
--Al Hirschfeld
--Andy Warhol
--Paul Cezanne
--Leonardo da Vinci
--Salvador Dali
--John F. Kennedy
--Jeanette Winterson
--Wassily Kandinsky
--Amit Kalantri
--David Robinson
--Edvard Munch
--Jackson Pollock
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Bell hooks
--Bob Ross
--Donald Winnicott
--Banksy
--Agnes Martin
--Vincent van Gogh
--Salvador Dali
--Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
--Bob Ross
--Charles Horton Cooley
--Joan Miro
--Pablo Picasso
--Salvador Dali
--Vincent van Gogh
--Albert Camus
--Leonardo da Vinci
--Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
--Georgia O'Keeffe
--Jerzy Kosinski
--Wassily Kandinsky
--Marianne Moore
--Coco Chanel

Longer Version:

In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different- life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself- a girl should be two things: who and what she wants.


--Pablo Picasso
--Louise Bourgeois
--Salvador Dali
--Francis of Assisi
--Yayoi Kusama
--Anne Lamott
--Louise Bourgeois
--Leonardo da Vinci
--Eileen Gray
--Aristotle
--Kurt Vonnegut
--Claude Monet
--Victor Pinchuk
--Henri Matisse
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
--Lin Yutang
--Claude Monet

Longer Version:

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. To such an extent indeed that one day, finding myself at the deathbed of a woman who had been and still was very dear to me, I caught myself in the act of focusing on her temples and automatically analyzing the succession of appropriately graded colors which death was imposing on her motionless face.


--Christina Rossetti
--Claude Monet
--Vincent van Gogh
--Frida Kahlo
--Rene Magritte
--Twyla Tharp
--Pablo Picasso
--Bob Ross
--Vincent van Gogh
--Kurt Vonnegut
--Antoni Gaudi
--Dante Alighieri
--Willem de Kooning
--Vladimir Nabokov

Longer Version:

A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual, and only the individual reader is important to me. I don't give a damn for the group, the community, the masses, and so forth.


--Friedrich Nietzsche
--Albert Einstein

Longer Version:

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.


--Oscar Wilde
--Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
--Albert Einstein
--Marina Abramovic
--Norman Mailer
--Frederic Chopin
--August Strindberg
--D. Smith
--Agnes Martin
--Agnes Martin
--Albrecht Durer
--Albrecht Durer
--Alfred de Vigny
--Alvar Aalto
--Andre Kertesz
--Andre Benjamin
--Charles Dickens
--Joan Miro
Vincent Van Gogh self portrait painting on wall

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