Whether we go to a theater or opera show, read a good book or see a good movie, or visit an extraordinary museum, the feeling of joy and transformation we experience is truly extraordinary.  

It is art that gives us new interpretations of life and new emotions and feelings that only by admiring and experiencing art can we feel. Whether it’s painting, film, music, theater, sculpture, etc.

Below are more quotes about art and quotes about painting that capture this emotion, but we also have for you quotes about creativity and its channeling, about excellence in art and many other interesting quotes from painters, writers, philosophers and more. In a word, real artists.

The most beautiful quotes about art

Every child is an artist and every artist is a child. Would all children be artists if they were not channeled into more regular activities and their creative fire was not extinguished?
Most likely, no, because you do not need talent and creativity to become a great artist, but also perseverance. , a lot of effort, a lot of meditation and study, but also a lot of debate. Because, isn’t it, no matter how well you think about things, as an artist you also need a craft: either it’s about handling the brush and the colors extraordinarily, or it’s about writing very well and handling the pen, or that it’s about handling the violin’s bow and so on. Below are more quotes about art and artists that we hope will express the ideas you are looking for. We look forward to your suggestions in comments on other subtopics and ideas related to art quotes.

1. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth. – Pablo Picasso

2. Learn the rules like a pro and then break them like an artist – Pablo Picasso
3. Art washes away the dust of everyday life. – Pablo Picasso
4. I don’t think there is any artist of any value who does not doubt himself and what he does. – Francis Ford Coppola
5. Art has no rules…
6. Those who do not want to imitate anyone do not produce anything. – Salvador Dali
7. Art offers you the opportunity to find yourself and to lose yourself at the same time. – Thomas Merton
8. As I draw, I discover what I really mean. – Dario Fo
9. If people knew how much I worked to gain my skills, it wouldn’t look so good. – Michelangelo
10. It is a line around your thoughts. – Gustav Klimt
11. A work of art that did not begin with an emotion is not art. – Paul Cezanne
12. Art is never finished, only abandoned. – Leondardo da Vinci
13. There is nothing obligatory in art because art is free. – Wassily Kandinsky
14. A true masterpiece does not say everything. – Albert Camus
15. Art is without a doubt one of the purest and highest elements of human happiness.
16. Train the mind with the eyes and the eye with the mind. As the sun colors flowers, art colors life. – John Lubbock
17. Success is a worn-out pencil. – Robert Rauschenberg
18. Something of excess will always be born: great art is born of immense fears, immense loneliness, endless inhibitions, labilities, and art always counterbalances them. – Anais Nin
19. Learn the rules as a professional so you can break them as an artist – Pablo Picasso

The truest quotes about art

Picasso, in addition to having a long artistic life in which he managed to transform art as we knew it at the time, also had time to meditate on the role of art in general and what a fulfilled artist means. So we will start our collection of quotes about art with some maxims signed by the famous painter Pablo Picasso.

20. I give up everything that I can’t turn into something wonderful. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in drunkenness and ecstasy and when ordinary life handcuffs me I release myself in one way or another. – Anais Nin
21. Artists are just children who refuse to put down their pencils. – Al Hirschfeld
22. Art is desire and longing. You never get to your destination but keep going forward hoping you will. – Anselm Kiefer
23. Achilles’ heel for any artist is in the hope that his art is good. – Kapil Gupta
24. Where the spirit does not collaborate with the hand, art is not born. – Leonardo da Vinci
2. Every artist was an amateur first. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
26. Creativity requires courage. – Henri Matisse, painter
27. Don’t worry about being obsessive. I like obsessive people. Create great art. – Susan Sontag, literary critic
28. Life without art is simply “ihh”.

Quotes about painting and its beauty

They are artists and artists. Some impress and excite us, others simply tell us nothing. Each of us has our own sensibilities. Frida Kahlo or Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt or Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas or Michelangelo.

29. A painting is a poem without words. – Horatiu, poet
30. As I work on my drawings, day after day, what seemed impossible before gradually becomes possible. I am slowly learning to observe and measure. I no longer feel so lost in the face of nature… – Vincent Van Gogh
31. I paint flowers so as not to let them die. – Frida Kahlo
32. The principle of true art is not to portray, but to evoke. – Jerzy Kosinski
Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you know how. – Edgar Degas
33. In painting you must suspect that it is more than what you see at first sight. – George Bridgman
34. For me a painting should be something pleasant, cheerful and cute. There are too many unpleasant aspects of life to create even more. – Pierre Auguste-Renoir, painter
35. It doesn’t matter what you look at, it matters what you see. – Henry David Thoreau
36. Whoever wants to know something about me should look at my paintings carefully and try to understand who I am and what I want.- Gustav Klimt
37. Painting is just another way to keep a journal . Pablo Picasso
38. If you hear a voice in you that says “you are not a painter”, then you must definitely paint… and that voice will be silenced. – Vincent Van Gogh
39. The artist must have the tools not in his hands, but in his eyes. – Michelangelo
40. It’s so beautiful and at the same time terrible to sit in front of an empty canvas. – Paul Cezanne, painter
41. I paint my own reality. – Frida Kahlo, painter

Quotes about art and creativity

Creativity reaches high levels in quality art. Artists par excellence are recognized as some of the most creative people. Rightly so, if you look at a painting by Pablo Picasso or Salvador Dali, or listen to Beethoven’s music, you think, “Wow, how creative!” what talent, what imagination, what genius! ” Below are more quotes about what creativity means and, especially, creativity in art.

Many people imagine, however, that all these great artists were governed by their immense talent. But, as many say, from writers to musicians, in fact there is a lot of work behind any artistic masterpiece, there are a lot of unsuccessful attempts and years of training. As another artist said, inspiration exists, but it must find you working. As many great writers admit, they work a few hours every day. Even if nothing works out for them and they throw away the whole result of the day, it is important to write and do this exercise. Just as soloists perfect their art by practicing piano or violin for a few hours every day. As painters sketch and practice for hours every day… There is no great art without a lot of work behind it and without happy discoveries and accidents.

42. We are not wrong, we only have small happy accidents. – Bob Ross
43. Creativity is contagious, pass it on. – Albert Einstein
44. The inspiration is for amateurs. The others come and do the work. If you wait for the sky to split and the lightning of inspiration to hit you, you won’t achieve much. – Chuck Close
45. Only when we give up fear do we begin to create. – JMW Turner
46. You can’t exhaust creativity, the more you use it, the more you will have. – Maya Angelou, poetess

Quotes about art

Some quotes about art sound better in English. That’s why I left them in English, but I also offered you the translation in parallel, in order to leave you the choice of your favorite option.

47. Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. / Inspiratia exista dar trebuie sa te gaseasca muncind. Pablo Picasso
48. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso / Fiecare copil este un artist. Problema este cum sa ramanem artisti dupa ce crestem. – Pablo Picasso
49. “You don’t take a photograph, you make it” – Ansel Adams
50. I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do.

Quotes about art and soul

Good art speaks directly to our soul and probably the most direct and direct art, which transcends the barrier of any language, is music. Music is the universal language that touches us all and makes us happy. Below are several quotes about art and the soul, not only about the art of music, but in general about what it means that art moves us deeply.

51. A true artist is not one who feels inspired, but one who inspires others. – Salvador Dali
52. Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the artist’s soul. – Vincent van Gogh
53. The artist must train not only the eye but also the soul. – Wassily Kandinsky, painter
54. By painting nature you do not copy the object, but you become aware of your own sensations. – Paul Cezanne, painter
55. The one who works with his hands is a worker. He who works with his hands and mind is a master. He who works with his hands, mind and soul is an artist. – St. Francis of Assisi, philosopher
56. Life knocks you down and crushes you, but art reminds you that you have a soul… – Stella Adler
57. The works of art must be thought with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coldness. – Joan Miro, painter