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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Art:

Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale 'til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
~ John Ruskin.

For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.
~ Georges Rouault.

For the mystic what is how. For the craftsman how is what. For the artist what and how are one.
~ William McElcheran.

God and other artists are always a little obscure.
~ Oscar Wilde.

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things.
~ Pablo Picasso.

Grammar stops at love, and at art.
~ Valentine Sterling.

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
~ Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
~ Oscar Wilde.

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.
~ George Jean Nathan Quotes, House of Satan.

Great art picks up where nature ends.
~ Marc Chagall.

I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum.
~ Claes Oldenburg.

What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art.
~ Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose.
~ Willa Cather.

When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college - that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared at me, incredulous, and said, "You mean they forget?"
~ Howard Ikemoto.

I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
~ Henri Matisse.

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.
~ Georgia O'Keeffe.

I want to reach that condensation of sensations that constitutes a picture.
~ Henri Matisse Quotes, Notes d'un peintre, 1908.

If Michelangelo had been straight, the Sistine Chapel would have been wallpapered.
~ Robin Tyler.

If one looks closely enough, one can see angels in every piece of art.
~ Adeline Cullen Ray.

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