The 25 Best Art Quotes


People will forgive anything but beauty and talent. So I am doubly unpardonable.  --James Abbott McNeill Whistler
There is only one thing valuable in art; the thing you cannot explain. -- Georges Braque  


The artist is not a 'Sunday child' for whom everything immediately succeeds. He does not have the right to live without duty. -Wassily Kandinsky  

Art is either plagiarism or revolution. --Paul Gauguin  
With an apple I will astonish Paris. -- Paul Cezanne  
A paintings is not completely finished until the artist has separated the spirit from body . -- Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres  
A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.--J oshua Reynolds  
Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things. --Edgar Degas  
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Georges Seurat  
A painting that is well composed is half finished. -- Pierre Bonnard  
Civilization is what makes you sick. -- Paul Gauguin  

Inspired intellect must endure all kinds of ghastly education. -- Paul Delaroche  

While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality... true art lies in a reality that is felt." -- Odilon Redon  
All art critics are useless or harmful. -- Umberto Boccioni  

“I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.” --James Abbott McNeill Whistler






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