There are lots of wonderful art quotes around. Some artists are more eloquent and verbose or wittier than others – Picasso, for example could fill a book with his quotes (but more on this artist coming soon….).
Without letting the art work influence you, I would like you to pick your favorite ‘truth’ from these 6 quotes. Although all true, the one that I like the most has to be Camille Pissarro as this shows the artist’s eye to see beauty in everyday things and elevates them from the mundane into the profound.
But, then again – who could disagree with Chagall‘s reasoning about art picking up where nature ends – like it’s a natural progression?
I also like the idea of Matisse painting the ‘difference’ between things rather than the object. It is this difference which makes great art.
I cannot argue with a Leonardo Da Vinci quote (which isnt in the poll) when he’s says that painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt – and poetry is felt rather than seen. See for yourself by pressing Mona Lisa, reading the poems dedicated to her – and maybe take part yourself:)
PS Another has been added today!