Which of these art quotes speak truthfully to you and which do you disagree with? Just vote for your favorite and why you disagree with any. Truth or fiction? It’s all subjective.
I agree with Da Vinci who illustrates the difference between poetry and art so succinctly.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. ~Leonardo da Vinci
But as usual, Picasso has a rather dramatic yet persuasive way with words (but I can’t disagree with him)
We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies. ~Pablo Picasso.
I can see where Mattise is coming from – but he makes it sound so boring:-
I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things. ~Henri Matisse
I also agree with Degas too. I have seen a lot of very delightful art made by untrained children and sometimes breaking the rules can free your art.
Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do. ~Edgar Degas
Rouault’s strangled laugh sounds quite terrifying, a kind of torturous escapism (and one I haven’t experienced…yet) so I would have to disagree with him:-
For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh. ~Georges Rouault
I have to agree with Claes Oldenburg to an extent, I do like art to do something rather than sit in a museum – but I do like to know where it is for when I want to visit it 🙂
I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum. ~Claes Oldenburg
So, to sum up Leonardo Da Vinci gets my ‘truth’ vote and poor old Rouault gets my disagreement vote 😉
Art quotes are from The Quote garden
The puzzle image comes from here