A good painting to me has always been like a friend.
It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
George Edward Moore
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
A picture is a poem without words.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
A work of art is the unique result of a unique
Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known
toward what is arcane and concealed.
A first rate soup is better than a second rate
A room hung with pictures is a room hung with
All art is immortal.
Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer
with which to shape it.
Art is not a study of positive reality; it is a search
for ideal truth.
Artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like bees,
they must put their lives into the sting they give.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no
possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and
paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain
an artist once he grows up.
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a
portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
William W. Woollcott
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the
heart of man go together.
If you hear a voice within you saying, "You are
not a painter," then by all means paint - and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know
what another person sees.
Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the
painter do good things.
Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not
what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and
poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Leonardo da Vinci
Painting is saying "Ta" to God.