“Art is anything you can get away with." –Andy Warhol
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." –Thomas Merson
“The earth without art is just eh."
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." -Edgar Degas
“I found I could say things with shapes and colors I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for." –Georgia O’Keeffe
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." -Aristotle
“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable." –Cesar Cruz
“Life imitates art far more than art imitates life." –Oscar Wilde
“Artists are nearest God. Into their souls He breathes His life, and from their hands it comes in fair, articulate forms to bless the world." –J.G. Holland
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." –Pablo Picasso
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." –Pablo Picasso
“Art never expresses anything but itself." –Oscar Wilde
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. “ –Maya Angelou
“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home." –Twyla Tharp
“Creativity is intelligence having fun." –Albert Einstein
“True art is reverent imitation of God." –Tryon Edwards
“The question is not what you look at, but what you see." –Henry David Thorough
“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use a work of art to see your soul." –George Bernard Shaw
“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one." –Stella Adler
“The learned understand the reason of art; the unlearned feel the pleasure." –Quintilian
Art Sayings: Quotes about Art and Artists
Art is one of those things that people only appreciate if it is enjoyable or means something to them on a personal level. There are many reasons you might need an art saying. You might need one of these as a message for a greeting card, or you might want to use one of these in a speech. These are all sayings by Blake Flannery.
Without history, art is nothing.
The best art comes from a mixture of creativity, skill, and a little luck.
Art is more valuable with increasing demand. What causes that demand is the mystery.
Even a fart can have art in it. (Funny art saying)
Without criticism, art would all be on a level playing field.
Only a human brain can fully appreciate art, even though all of creation is the canvas of God.
The arts give us an excuse to do something otherwise totally unproductive but enjoyable.
Something drives a person to create just as the creator created him or her.
An artist is someone who is only fully appreciated in historical context.
Artists will always be copiers of copiers of God, the original artist of everything.
Most artists are good at delaying gratification for their artistic works. They are usually paid after they have died, but they don’t seem to mind.
Inspiration is an artist’s toughest barrier.
No one has to tell an artist to create. It is an innate characteristic.
Anyone can be an artist, but most people lack the required patience.
One man’s trash is another man’s contemporary art medium.
Religion breads propaganda art.
Fine art is art that is doing o.k. If you asked it how it is doing it would say, “I’m fine.” (funny art saying)
Art can communicate what no one could get away with using words.
“Never judge a work of art by its defects." –Washington Allston