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Art Quotes – The Best Sayings About Artwork And Artistic Creativity

Art Quotes – 51 Sayings About Artwork And Artistic Creativity

Are you looking for the best art quotes and inspirational sayings about artistic creativity? Then you've come to the right place! Whether painting, music, photography, illustration, fashion design, ceramics, architecture, glassblowing, jewelry design, dance, literature or acting - art is a universe of its own. It is a boundless field of creativity and self-expression. Every work of art is a mirror of its time, triggers emotions, contains personal messages and leaves plenty of room for interpretation.

Art is communication. With every brushstroke, every beat, every sculpture, every photograph and every performance, artists and their works can touch us, provoke us, reconcile us, tell us a story or simply make us think.

In this article, I would like to introduce you to the best short quotes, aphorisms and words of wisdom that capture the essence of art and creative, artistic work in words. Let's go!

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes about art have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

The 51 best sayings about art and creative work

Art is a way of expressing emotions that sometimes cannot be put into words. It is also a tool to interpret the worldto question and draw attention to problems and grievances in our world. And last but not least, it is also in a position to Promoting creativity in a targeted manner.

Let us now Discover the diversity of art through the eyes and words of great artists. Consider the following quotes as a kind of invitation to delve deeper into the world of art and follow in the footsteps of Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Michelangelo, Albrecht Dürer, Jan Vermeer or Vincent van Gogh.

Art quotes 1 - 10

  1. "Art is the elimination of the unnecessary." (Pablo Picasso)
  2. "I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people." (Vincent van Gogh)
  3. "Art does not reproduce the visible but makes visible." (Paul Klee)
  4. "Sending light into the depths of the human heart - the artist's profession!" (Robert Schumann)
  5. "The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge." (Thomas Berger)
  6. "Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal." (Egon Schiele)
  7. "Nature alone is illimitably rich, and Nature alone forms the great artist." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  8. "Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known." (Oscar Wilde)
  9. "To experience what he sees, to give what he feels, makes life of the artist." (Max Klinger)
  10. "Art is the daughter of freedom." (Friedrich Schiller)

Art quotes 11 - 20

  1. "Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries." (Jimmy Carter)
  2. "Art is beautiful, but it's a lot of work." (Karl Valentin)
  3. "The sketch reveals one's talent, and the execution reveals one's true art." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  4. "Friendship is an art of distance, just as love is an art of intimacy." (Sigmund Graff)
  5. "Contentment is natural wealth; luxury, artificial poverty." (Socrates)
  6. "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." (Pablo Picasso)
  7. "Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others." (Jonathan Swift)
  8. "The artist's feeling is his law. Genuine feeling can never be contrary to nature, it is always in harmony with her." (Caspar David Friedrich)
  9. "If it is a pleasure to enjoy the good, it is a greater one to feel the better, and in art the best is good enough." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  10. "Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more." (Vincent van Gogh)

Tip: Nature gives us a better understanding of art. In addition, the Spending time in the fresh air in a natural environment is healthy. I explain why this is the case and why you should consciously plan some time in nature every day in the linked blog article.

Art quotes 21 - 30

  1. "Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life." (Jean Paul)
  2. "Politics is not a science, as the professors are apt to suppose. It is an art." (Otto von Bismarck)
  3. "Every work of art is actually a sketch that is only completed by our imagination." (Sigmund Graff)
  4. "Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall." (Winston Churchill)
  5. "The true masters of the art of living are already happy..." (Jean Anouilh)
  6. "Art makes visible. This is the idea behind my work. To make the invisible visible. To bring forth the forgotten from the imagination and to immerse myself in a world that only art can create." (Heinz Rupp)
  7. "Art is a different nature, also mysterious, but more comprehensible, because it springs from the mind." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  8. "The true art of living consists in seeing the miraculous in the everyday." (Pearl S. Buck)
  9. "Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art." (Stanislaw Jerzy Lec)
  10. "The work of art is like an imaginary floating island, surrounded by reality on all sides." (José Ortega y Gasset)

Art Quotes 31 - 40

  1. "Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men." (Friedrich von Schiller)
  2. "Just as science is the intellect of the world, art is its soul." (Maksim Gorky)
  3. "To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything." (Anatole France)
  4. "There is a lot of tradition in the artwork. The nature works are always like a first spoken word of God." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  5. "There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun." (Pablo Picasso)
  6. "The best that the artist gives is a reflection of what he loves." (Ernst Eckstein)
  7. "Opportunism is the art of sailing with the wind that others make." (Carlo Manzoni)
  8. "All arts are good except the boring kind." (Voltaire)
  9. "Every true work of art reveals a piece of its creator's soul." (Erich Limpach)
  10. "The mountaineer is neither an athlete nor an artist, but a complex of both." (Gaston Rébuffat)

Art quotes 41 - 51

  1. "The mission of art is not to copy nature, but to express it!" (Honoré de Balzac)
  2. "Saying what you think is sometimes the greatest folly and sometimes - the greatest art." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  3. "Art only becomes interesting when we are faced with something that we can't completely explain straight away." (Christoph Schlingensief)
  4. "I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality." (Frida Kahlo)
  5. "Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art." (Heinrich Heine)
  6. "Neither a work of nature nor one of art we get to know when they have been finished; we must surprise them in the process of being created to understand them to some degree!" (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  7. "The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind." (Paracelsus)
  8. "Art is a microscope which the artist fixes on the secrets of his soul, and shows to people these secrets which are common to all." (Leo Tolstoy)
  9. "A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others." (Salvador Dalí)
  10. "To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts." (Henry David Thoreau)
  11. "If you hear a voice within you saying you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." (Vincent van Gogh)

Can you think of any other sayings about art and artistic creation that are still missing here? Then simply write your ideas and suggestions in the comments column.

What is art simply explained?

Art is a creative expressionthat conveys emotions and thoughts through various media such as painting, sculpture, music, dance, literature or film. It is a subjective product of an artistic process and of human culture.

What is the task of art?

The tasks of art in our society are as diverse as art itself. Art sensitized, expresses wishes, needs and inclinations, Conveys ideas, tells stories, sets political statements or simply delights us.

Where do we find art in everyday life?

We encounter art almost everywhere in our everyday lives: from unique Architecture, about Graffiti, Music and Moviesabout exhibits in Museums and Galleries, up to Advertising banners and literary works of writers:inside.

Use the best quotes about art as a personal source of inspiration

The journey through the unique and diverse world of art and creativity may end here, but the inspiration it awakens in us is infinite. Every work of art is a spark that can ignite our own creative abilities and encourage us to look at the world around us from new perspectives and interpret it in a completely new way.

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I hope you were able to draw lots of new inspiration from these art quotes. Do you have any questions, suggestions or other quotes about art and artistic creation? Then I look forward to your comments.

Stay enthusiastic about art,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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