Jan 29, 2019

10 Famous Quotes About Art

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a ‘famous quotes‘ compilation so I went through a series of art-related quotes last night, and these are the ten that really resonated with me.

If you have any personal favourites to add, let me know in the comments! If there are enough I can update the post or do a part II 🙂 Enjoy!



Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every artist was first an amateur”



Henri Matisse

“Creativity takes courage”



Pablo Picasso

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”



Ansel Adams

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it”



Thomas Merton

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”



Bob Ross

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents”




“A picture is a poem without words”



Jerzy Kosinski

“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke”



Edgar Degas

“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do”



Calvin & Hobbes

“As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance”





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