Art Quotes, Sayings about artistic work - Page 4

The artist is a spectator, indifferent or impassioned, at the birth of his work, and observes the phases of its development.
– Max Ernst

Painting is neither decorative amusement, nor the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.
– Max Ernst

Art has nothing to do with taste. Art is not there to be tasted
– Max Ernst

The purpose of art is mystery.
– Rene Magritte

Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
– Rene Magritte

This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.
– Salvador Dali

The desire to survive and the fear of death are artistic sentiments
– Salvador Dali

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
– Salvador Dali

If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it.
– Salvador Dali

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
– Salvador Dali

The true painter must be able, with the most usual things, to have the most unusual ideas.
– Salvador Dali

A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.
– Salvador Dali

Painting isn’t made for the decoration of apartments; it is a weapon to be used offensively and defensively against the enemy.
– Pablo Picasso

A painting only lives in the eye of the beholder
– Pablo Picasso

To me there is no past or future in art. If a work of art does not live in the present, it must not be considered at all.
– Pablo Picasso

From the point of view of art, there are no concrete or abstract forms, but only forms which are more or less convincing lies.
– Pablo Picasso

The artist spends the first part of his life with the dead, the second with the living, and the third with himself.
– Pablo Picasso

If everyone would paint, political re-education would be unnecessary.
– Pablo Picasso

In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt.
– Pablo Picasso

Art is lies that tell the truth.
– Pablo Picasso