Thursday, March 08, 2007

Famous Artist's Quotes

“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.”
~Vincent Van Gogh

“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.”
~Leonardo da Vinci

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
~Edgar Degas

“The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.”
~Willem De Kooning

“From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.”
~Edvard Munch

“I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.”
~Georgia O'Keeffe

“He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.”
~Leonardo da Vinci

“While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality... true art lies in a reality that is felt.”
~Odilon Redon

“Great art picks up where nature ends.”
~Marc Chagall

“A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.”
~Michelangelo

“I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.”
~Pablo Picasso

“Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.”
~Paul Klee

“Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.”
~Salvador Dali

“Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.”
~Vincent Van Gogh

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1 comment:

Lynne said...

Apparently their genious extended not only to their paint brushes but also through their words.