To be an artist is to believe in life.
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
What is drawing? It is working oneself through an invisible iron wall that seems to stand between what one feels and what one can do. - Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh to His Brother
True art lies in a reality that is felt.
The secret of life is in art.
Art hurts. Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.
Art is a jealous mistress.
I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.
The object of Art is to give life a shape.
A picture is a poem without words
The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.
If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
A line is a dot that went for a walk.
A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
Art is a jealous thing; it requires the whole and entire man.
To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
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