Art And Artists Quotes by Ava DuVernay, Paul Cezanne, Thelma Golden, Robert Hughes, Andy Warhol, Robert Mangold and many others.
I feel mushy these days when I think about art and artists and the work that lies ahead for us. There’s good work to be done and there’s joy to be found in it, I think.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
I grew up going to museums. I was privileged to discover art and artists in a very personal way.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.
Art feeds off art…and artists feed off artists.
I don’t say everything, but I paint everything.
An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Every artist was first an amateur.
For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.
I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say “he feels deeply, he feels tenderly”.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.
If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.