Quotes About Art

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.

An artist cannot fail it is a success to be one.

Personality is everything in art and poetry.

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.

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

Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.

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.

The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.