Meaningful Quotes about Art
The perfection of art is to conceal art.—Quintilian.
Art must anchor in nature, or it is the sport of every breath of folly.—Hazlitt.
Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.
Philip James Bailey
Beauty is at once the ultimate principle and the highest aim of art.—Goethe.
When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
Vincent Van Gogh
Art does not imitate, but interpret.—Mazzini.
A picture is a poem without words.
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
A picture is worth a thousand words.
It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.
Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.
Frank Lloyd Wright
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake.
E. M. Forster
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci
Art is the gift of God, and must be used unto his glory.—Longfellow.
Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one's self by entering into the real sense of things.