A Few Famous Art quotes

All artists are vain, they long to be recognised and to leave something to posterity. They want to be loved, and at the same time they want ...

All artists are vain, they long to be recognised and to leave something to posterity. They want to be loved, and at the same time they want to be free. But nobody is free.
Francis Bacon

What a funny thing painting is. The abstract painters always insist on their connection with the visible reality, while the so called figurative artists insist that what they really care about, is the abstract qualities of life.
Marlene Dumas Quotes

As an artist you’re looking for universal triggers. You want it both ways. You want it to have an immediate impact, and you want it to have deep meanings as well. I’m striving for both. But I hate it when people write things that sound like they’ve swallowed a f***ing dictionary.
Damien Hirst

In our time there are many artists who do something because it is new.. they see their value and their justification in this newness. They are deceiving themselves.. novelty is seldom the essential. This has to do with one thing only.. making a subject better from its intrinsic nature.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.
Willem de Kooning

To a true artist only that face is beautiful which, quite apart from its exterior, shines with the truth within the soul.
Mahatma Gandhi

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