Art Quotes SMS Collection

Artistic growth is more than it is

Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness.  The stupid believe that to be truthful is

Artists can color the sky red because

Artists can color the sky red because they know it’s blue.  Those of us who aren’t artists must color things the way they really

Art is a collaboration between god and

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

To make us feel small in the

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong

Painting is silent poetry plutarch moralia how

Painting is silent poetry.  ~Plutarch, Moralia: How to Study Poetry

If one looks closely enough can see

If one looks closely enough, one can see angels in every piece of art. ~Terri Guillemets

O how much simpler things would be

O, how much simpler things would be If eyes could paint or brush could see. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

One of the best things about paintings

One of the best things about paintings is their silence – which prompts reflection and random reverie.  ~Mark Stevens

There is no surer method of evading

There is no surer method of evading the world than by following Art, and no surer method of linking oneself to it than by

A portrait has one advantage over its

A portrait has one advantage over its original:  it is unconscious; and you may therefore admire without insulting it.  I have seen portraits which

A painting is what you make of

A painting is what you make of it, besides which, ‘Moon, Weeping’ has a better ring to it than ‘Paintbrush, Dripping.’  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

I dont paint things only the difference

I don’t paint things.  I only paint the difference between things.  ~Henri MatisseSD

Art is the only way to run

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.  ~Twyla Tharp, quoted in Highs by Alex J. Packer

Without art the crudeness of reality would

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.  ~George Bernard Shaw

The world today doesnt make sense so

The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?  ~Pablo Picasso

Modern art is what happens when painters

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.  ~John Anthony Ciardi, Saturday

The artists talent sits uneasy as an

The artist’s talent sits uneasy as an object of public acclaim, having been so long an object of private despair.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

The artist gazes upon a reality and

The artist gazes upon a reality and creates his own impression.  The viewer gazes upon the impression and creates his own reality.  ~Robert Brault,

God and other artists are always a

God and other artists are always a little obscure.  ~Oscar Wilde, to Ada Leverson, Dec 1894; BTSG

Science is out of the reach morals

Science is out of the reach of morals, for her eyes are fixed upon eternal truths.  Art is out of the reach of morals,

Every portrait that is painted with feeling

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

Art consists of limitation the most beautiful

Art consists of limitation.  The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.  ~G.K. Chesterton

A mans work is nothing but this

A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images

To send light into the darkness of

To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.  ~Schumann

An artist cannot fail it is a

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.  ~Charles Horton Cooley

Architecture begins where engineering ends walter gropius

Architecture begins where engineering ends.  ~Walter Gropiusin Heyer, ed., Architects on Architecture, 1978LCD

I want to reach that condensation of

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

Everything in creation has its appointed painter

Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale ’til its appropriate liberator

The true painter strives to paint what

The true painter strives to paint what can only be seen through his world.  ~André MalrauxCUL

An artist is someone who produces things

An artist is someone who produces things that people don’t need to have but that he – for some reason – thinks it would

It is a mistake for sculptor or

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job.  It releases tension needed for

Picasso would give up cubism just to

Picasso would give up cubism just to capture your curves.  ~Konfal Blyther2010email

When painting an artist must take care

When painting, an artist must take care not to trap his soul in the canvas.  ~Terri Guillemets

The question of common sense is always

The question of common sense is always what is it good for? – a question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly

It has been said that art is

It has been said that art is a tryst, for in the joy of it maker and beholder meet.  ~Kojiro TomitaCUL

An artist is a dreamer consenting to

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.  ~George SantayanaSD

The artist is a receptacle for the

The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place:  from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap

The first assumption of an art critic

The first assumption of an art critic is that the artist meant to paint something else.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Every child is an artist the problem

Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.  ~Pablo Picasso

The artist does not see things as

The artist does not see things as they are, but as he is.  ~Alfred TonnelleMCTO

The artist is the opposite of politically

The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist.  The artist does not

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep.  ~Scott Adams

What garlic is to salad insanity art

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

Art is when you hear a knocking

Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul ? and you answer. ~Terri Guillemets

Art disturbs science reassures georges braque le

Art disturbs, science reassures.  ~Georges Braque, Le Jour et la nuitWLBUQ

An art critic is someone who appreciates

An art critic is someone who appreciates art, except for any particular piece of art.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

It is frequently the tragedy of great

It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man.  ~Loren Eiseley,

Art doesnt have to matter a lot

Art doesn’t have to matter to a lot of people to matter a lot.  ~Jeb Dickerson, www.howtomatter.comhowtomatter.com/the-highest-goal-of-any-art

Poets do not go mad but chess players

Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do.  Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom.  ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Orthodoxy“The Maniac” NA

Art like morality consists in drawing the

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.  ~G.K. Chesterton

Art is the colors and textures of

Art is the colors and textures of your imagination.  ~Meghan, Los Cerros Middle School, 1999

All great art comes from a sense

All great art comes from a sense of outrage.  ~Glenn Closein More, quoted in rdqq sep2002

Reflexes and instincts are not pretty it

Reflexes and instincts are not pretty.  It is their decoration that initiates art.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

Art is not a thing it way

Art is not a thing; it is a way.  ~Elbert Hubbard

Why should i paint dead fish onions

Why should I paint dead fish, onions and beer glasses?  Girls are so much prettier.  ~Marie LaurencinFrench painter, quoted in Time magazine, 1956

Great art picks up where nature ends

Great art picks up where nature ends.  ~Marc Chagall

Let me ask you something what is

Let me ask you something, what is not art?  ~Author Unknown

A great artist is always before his

A great artist is always before his time or behind it.  ~George Moore

But thats what being an artist is

But that’s what being an artist is – feeling crummy before everyone else feels crummy.  ~The New Yorker

The artists world is limitless it can

The artist’s world is limitless.  It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.  It is always on

If michelangelo had been straight the sistine

If Michelangelo had been straight, the Sistine Chapel would have been wallpapered.  ~Robin Tylerspeech to gay-rights rally, Washington, 9 Jan 1988

There is in every artists studio a

There is in every artist’s studio a scrap heap of discarded works in which the artist’s discipline prevailed against his imagination.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Art is a shadow of what person

Art is a shadow of what a person is thinking… a small glimpse of what they hold inside.  Little secrets, regrets, joys… every line

Art is an adventure that never seems

Art is an adventure that never seems to end.  ~Jason, Los Cerros Middle School, 1999