Art Quotes

Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?

Pablo Picasso

Art is made to disturb. Science reassures. There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.

Georges Braque

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

Paul Cezanne

The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.

Alberto Giacometti

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

Edward Hopper

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso

Art is the most intense mode of invidualism that the world has known.

Oscar Wilde

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.

Alfred North Whitehead

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

Andre Gide

Art among a religious race produces relics; among a military one, trophies; among a commercial one, articles of trade.

Henry Fuseli

All art is an individual's expression of a culture. Cultures differ, so art looks different.

Henry Glassie

The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.

James Baldwin

Art is the Queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world.

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Mark Rothko

It is through… Art and Art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence.

Oscar Wilde

Art Exist for the human species. I think that all of the people who love art, those who teach art, and all of you should burn with the obligation to save the world

Shinichi Suzuki

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

Andy Warhol

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.

John Ciardi

Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.

Bertolt Brecht

Supreme art is a traditional statement of certain heroic and religious truth, passed on from age to age, modified by individual genius, but never abandoned.

William Butler Yeats

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

Anatole France

Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp.

John Donne

We have lost the art of living, and in the most important science of all, the science of daily life, the science of behavior, we are complete ignoramuses. We have psychology instead.

D.H. Lawrence

There are three forms of visual art: Painting is art to look at, sculpture is art you can walk around, and architecture is art you can walk through

Dan Rice

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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