Fine art is knowledge made visible.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
For great things do not done just happen by impulse but are a succession of small things linked together.
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Every good painter paints what he is.
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Drawing is not what you see but what you must make others see.
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
Great art picks up where nature ends.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
Desire is not what you see, but what you imagine.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
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