Quotations On Art

  • The perfection of art is to conceal art.—Quintilian.
  • Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. —Scott Adams
  • Art must anchor in nature, or it is the sport of every breath of folly.—Hazlitt.
  • Beauty is at once the ultimate principle and the highest aim of art.—Goethe.
  • Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.—Pablo Picasso
  • Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life.—Jean Paul Richter.
  • He that seeks popularity in art closes the door on his own genius: as he must needs paint for other minds, and not for his own.—Mrs. Jameson. 

  • Art does not imitate, but interpret.—Mazzini.
  • Art is the gift of God, and must be used unto his glory.—Longfellow.
  • I don't paint things.  I only paint the difference between things.—Henri Matisse.
There was an old sculptor named Phidias,
Whose knowledge of Art was invidious.
He carved Aphrodite
Without any nightie—
Which startled the purely fastidious.
—Gilbert K. Chesterton.