Art And Artists

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  • The greater the artist, the greater the doubt; perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize. ~ Robert Hughes
  • Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. ~ Pablo Picasso
  • Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~ Scott Adams
  • Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing. ~ Salvador Dali
  • Do not fear mistakes. There are none. ~ Miles Davis
  • Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do. ~ Edgar Degas
  • Drawing is not what you see but what you must make others see. ~ Edgar Degas
  • I would rather die of passion than of boredom. ~ Emile Zola
  • An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision. ~ James Whistler
  • Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~ Pablo Picasso
  • If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all. ~ Michelangelo
  • Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. ~ Salvador Dali
  • An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. ~ Charles Horton Cooley
  • Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  • The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. ~ Francis Bacon
  • The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. ~ Aristotle
  • Great art picks up where nature ends. ~ Marc Chagall
  • Desire is not what you see, but what you imagine. ~ Paulo Coelho
  • To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
  • It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. ~ Pablo Picasso
  • Every artist writes his own autobiography. ~ Havelock Ellis
  • Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing. ~ Georgia O’Keeffe
  • To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage. ~ Georgia O’Keeffe
  • God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things. ~ Pablo Picasso
  • Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye… it also includes the inner pictures of the soul. ~ Edvard Munch