Sunday, May 2, 2010

Art Quotes is closing their account and I wanted to make sure I grabbed all of the best quotes before they did.  

"There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen."~Helen Frankenthaler 
"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."~Pablo Picasso
"Art is making something out of nothing and selling it."~Frank Zappa
"How painting surpasses all human works by reason of the subtle possibilities which it contains."~ Leonado da Vinci 
"I do not take drugs. I am drugs."~Salvador Dali
"An artist cannot talk about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture." ~Jean Cocteau {Newsweek-1955} 
"It’s all a big game of construction, some with a brush, some with a shovel, some choose a pen."~ Jackson Pollock
"Art is an experience, not an object."~Robert Motherwell
"The pictures on the walls aren't like movies. They don't move, they don't talk, and they'll last longer."~David Hockney
"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes visible." ~Paul Klee
"To own a piece of work done by an artist is to possess one of their facets one of the windows of their life."~Dave Dory 
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."~Scott Adams
"Man will begin to recover the moment he takes art as seriously as physics, chemistry or money." ~Ernst Levy
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist." ~Oscar Wilde
"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist." ~Robert Schumann
"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."~Pablo Picasso
"To be an artist is to believe in life."~Joan Miro 
"Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?"~Pablo Picasso 
"Art is a line around your thoughts."~Gustav Klimt
"Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his teacher."~Leonardo da Vinci
"Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things."~Edgar Degas
"If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint."~Edward Hopper 
" I've always loved drawings.. when you draw you look much more intensely at something."~Henry Moore
"It's a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it's well painted."~Mark Rothko
"There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it."~Henery Moore
"The method of painting is the natural growth out of a need."~Jackson Pollock
"A painting is never finished - it simply stops in interesting places."~Paul Gardner
"Art? You just do it."~Martin Ritt
"The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through." ~ Jackson Pollock
"I don't own any of my own paintings-a Picasso original costs thousands of dollars-it's a luxury I can't afford."~Pablo Picasso
"Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life."~Vincent Van Gogh
"The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette."~Henry S. Haskins
The essence of drawing is the line exploring space."~Andy Goldsworthy
Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again."~Pablo Picasso 
"Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not."~Pablo Picasso
"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."~Pablo Picasso
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."~Pablo Picasso

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