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The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.

- Sir Francis Bacon

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Print Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
- Pablo Picasso
Visual Arts
Print Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?
- Pablo Picasso
Visual Arts
Print Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
- Pablo Picasso
Visual Arts
Print Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
- Pablo Picasso
Visual Arts
Print Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
- Pablo Picasso
Visual Arts
Print Nature does many things the way I do, but she hides them!
- Pablo Picasso
Visual Arts
Print For a long time I limited myself to one color... as a form of discipline.
- Pablo Picasso
Visual Arts
Print If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.
- Carl Perkins
Music
Print Imagination is the true magic carpet.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Visual Arts
Print Master technique and then forget about it and be natural.
- Anna Pavlova
Dance
Print To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage.
- Georgia O’Keeffe
Visual Arts
Print Art is a technique of communication. The image is the most complete technique of all communication.
- Claes Oldenburg
Visual Arts
Print Folk music is the original melody of man; it is the musical mirror of the world.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Music
Print We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Dance
Print An artist chooses his subjects... that is the way he praises.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Visual Arts
Print Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind.
- Louise Nevelson
Visual Arts
Print I don't believe in an art that is not born out of man's need to open his heart.
- Edvard Munch
Visual Arts
Print In the brush doing what it's doing, it will stumble on what one couldn't do by oneself.
- Robert Motherwell
Visual Arts
Print Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.
- Robert Motherwell
Visual Arts
Print O great creator of being, grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives.
- Jim Morrison
Music
Print To be an artist is to believe in life.
- Henry S. Moore
Visual Arts
Print My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.
- Claude Monet
Visual Arts
Print The arts are the signature of a nation.
- Joan Mondale
Visual Arts
Print All anybody needs to know about prizes is that Mozart never won one.
- Henry Mitchell
Music
Print I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.
- Joan Miro
Visual Arts
Print A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
- Michelangelo
Visual Arts
Print Genius is eternal patience.
- Michelangelo
Visual Arts
Print A great sculpture can roll down a hill without breaking.
- Michelangelo
Visual Arts
Print Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
- Thomas Merton
Visual Arts
Print Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.
- Henri Matisse
Visual Arts
Print The portrait is one of the most curious art forms. It demands special qualities in the artist, almost total kinship with the model.
- Henri Matisse
Visual Arts
Print Creativity takes courage.
- Henri Matisse
Visual Arts
Print All my efforts go into creating an art that can be understood by everyone.
- Henri Matisse
Visual Arts
Print Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.
- Og Mandino
Literary Arts
Print Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
- Rene-Francois-Ghislain Magritte
Visual Arts
Print Color is crucial in painting, but it is very hard to talk about.
- Roy Lichtenstein
Visual Arts
Print Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms.
- Roy Lichtenstein
Visual Arts
Print Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient that fuels daring.
- Grace Lichtenstein
Dance
Print When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.
- Jacob Lawrence
Visual Arts
Print Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature.
- Susanne K. Langer
Visual Arts
Print Science is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis.
- Karl Kraus
Visual Arts
Print Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.
- Paul Klee
Visual Arts
Print Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
- Paul Klee
Visual Arts
Print Entertainment and art are not isolated. Entertainment is in art like color in pictures.
- Martin Kippinberger
Visual Arts
Print Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
- Rudyard Kipling
Literary Arts
Print We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you're doing so.
- B.B. King
Music
Print We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.
- John F. Kennedy
Visual Arts
Print There is no must in art because art is free.
- Vasily Kandinsky
Visual Arts
Print I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.
- Frida Kahlo
Visual Arts
Print All art intuitively apprehends coming changes in the collective unconsciousness.
- Carl Gustav Jung
Visual Arts
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