47 Inspirational Art Quotes To Awaken The Artist in You

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Art is an essential part of life. And We all have our hidden creative side that reflects what we are, what we think, and how we feel. Every art form is beautiful in its way, and it’s even more fascinating when it’s created by someone who doesn’t typically work in that genre.

What if you could create your art without having to learn how? We all have creative potential, but not everyone knows how to access it. Everyone can create something magical out of their imagination, but finding what works for you can take time, patience, and perseverance. These quotes will help you bring your creativity to a higher level.

47 Inspirational Art Quotes To Awaken The Artist in You

1. “Art that cannot shape society and therefore also cannot penetrate the heart questions of society, and in the end influence the question of capital, is no art.—Joseph Beuys

2. “To be an artist is to believe in life.” ― Henry Moore

3. “The beauty of art is that it allows you to slow down, and for a moment, things that once seemed unfamiliar become precious to you.” ― Kehinde Wiley

4. “Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.” ― John Wooden

5. “Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” ― Maria Montessori

6. “If the artist has outer and inner eyes for nature, nature rewards him by giving him inspiration.” ― Wassily Kandinsky

7. “The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.” ― Julia Cameron

8. “The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.” ― Jerzy Kosinski

9. “You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

10. “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” ― Berthold Brecht

11. “Creativity takes courage.” ― Henri Matisse

12. “Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it.” ― Leon Trotsky

13. “Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.” ― René Magritte

14. “To my mind one does not put oneself in place of the past, one only adds a new link.” ― Paul Cézanne

15. “No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” ― Oscar Wilde

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

17. “Art speaks where words are unable to explain.” ― Unknown

18. “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures.” ― Henry Ward Beecher

19. “The true use of art is, first, to cultivate the artist’s own spiritual nature.” ― George Inness

20. “The artist has one function–to affirm and glorify life.” ― W. Edward Brown

21. “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” ― Bob Ross

22. “The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

23. “Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” ― Edgar Degas

24. “The goal of life is rapture. Art is the way we experience it. Art is the transforming experience.” ― Joseph Campbell

25. “All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

26. “The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” ― Auguste Rodin

27. “If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” ― Edward Hopper

28. “I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.” ― Frida Kahlo

29. “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” ― Ansel Adams

30. “Every artist was first an amateur.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

31. “The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been concealed by the answers.” ― James Baldwin

32. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” ― Pablo Picasso

33. “I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say ‘he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.’” – Vincent Van Gogh

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

35. “The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.” ― Joan Miró

36. “Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” ― Scott Adams

37. “The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.” ― Neil Gaiman

38. “It is not so much where my motivation comes from but rather how it manages to survive.” ― Louise Bourgeois

39. “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” ― Salvador Dalí

40. “Beginning with audacity is a very great part of the art of painting.” ― Winston Churchill

41. “Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.” ― John Ruskin

42. “There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.” ― Helen Frankenthaler

43. “Art is a line around your thoughts.” ― Gustav Klimt

44. “Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.” ― Theodore Dreiser

45. “A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.” ― Hedy Lamarr

46. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” ― Vincent van Gogh

47. “Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.” ― Pablo Picasso

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