To explain away the mystery of a great painting – if such a feat were possible – would do irreparable harm… If there is no mystery, then there is no poetry, the quality I value above all else in art.~Georges Braque
“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye… it also includes the inner pictures of the soul” _Edvard Munch
Eternal spring, Auguste Rodin
“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” ~Auguste Rodin
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ~Edgar Degas
“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” –Edgar Degas
“Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal. Egon Schiele
Look at the earth crowded with growth, new and old bursting from their strong roots hidden in the silent, live ground, each seed according to its own kind… each one knowing what to do, each one demanding its own rights on the earth… So, artist, you too from the deeps of your soul… let your roots creep forth, gaining strength.~Emily Carr
Movement, 1935_Wassily Kandinsky,
“Generally speaking, color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul.” ~ Wassily Kandinsky
Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn’t look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself. ”- Roy Lichtenstein
“Art is not a substitute religion: it is a religion (in the true sense of the word: ‘binding back’, ‘binding’ to the unknowable, transcending reason, transcendent being). But the church is no longer adequate as a means of affording experience of the transcendental, and of making religion real – and so art has been transformed from a means into the sole provider of religion: which means religion itself.”_Gerhard Richter Notes, 1964-65
Brilliant Quotes About Art From Famous Artists
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