Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.
Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
The seed of your next artwork lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece.
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.
Don't think about making art.
There is no must in art because art is free.
The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.
For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.
Desire is not what you see, but what you imagine.
Drawing is not what you see but what you must make others see.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
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