Artists' Quotes

"A work of art is great to the extent that to encounter it is to be changed." Sister Wendy Beckett

"True art is practicing unreality." Lovis Corinth

"Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life." Vincent Van Gogh

“Art should be concerned more with life than art.” Kimon Nicolaides

"Artists are born not made. There's nothing you can do for them." Louise Bourgeois

"I think I am beginning to get the hang of this." Auguste Renoir (not long before he died in 1919)

"I would like to paint the way a bird sings." Claude Monet

"Art is an escape from reality." Henri Matisse

"Art should do something other than sit on its butt in a museum." Claes Oldenburg

"A painting is a series of corrected mistakes." Unknown Art Teacher

"See nature in terms of the cone, the cylinder, and the sphere." Paul Cezanne

"I think when one has talent one finally breaks through; so don't pass up any opportunity to do some work." Camille Pissarro

"I just want to paint the sunlight on the side of a house." Edward Hopper

"I have just made a mess of a large pastel, to my extreme annoyance." Edgar Degas

"Your Creativity Takes You to Great Heights" Fortune Cookie

“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse

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