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Inspirational Quotes attributed to well known Artists, 

Plus some found words of Artistic Wisdom

'If people knew how hard I worked to get get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all." - Michelangelo Buonarrotti

 "I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too;     But I am not certain of whether it is true." - Gustav Klimt

A word of Warning

Value your time  above the cost and price of your colours, and spare not to waste the latter to gain or save the  former. 'Tis no good husbandry to starve a picture to save charges;    besides, thin painting is neither Beautiful  nor holding.    -   John Elsum 1704

"There's no retirement for the Artist. It's your way of living so there's no end to it."- Henry Moore


"I would rather die of passion than of boredom." - Vincent Van Gogh



"If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise  if one is idle."- Albrecht Durer

"He [Ingres]said  to Monsieur   Degas:    'Draw lines,   Many lines,   from   memory   or   nature:   it is by that you will become a good artist".   - Maurice Denis  1912

 "Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it." - Salvador Dali 

"Generally speaking, colour directly influences the soul.  Colour is the  keyboard, the eyes are the    hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings.  The artist is the hand that   plays,   touching one key or another  purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul" - Wassily Kandinsky

 "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - Edgar Degas

"What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough." - Eugene Delacroix


 "I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly." 

-   Vincent Van Gogh                                                           

"It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism. There is no such thing as good painting about nothing. "

- Mark Rothko

  "Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul. "

- Edvard Munch


"Inspiration  exists, but it has to find you working. "    -   Pablo   Picasso

"It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create. " -    JMW   Turner

'If you hear a voice within you saying 'You are not a painter," then by all means   paint..... and that  voice will be silenced   -   Vincent   Van   Gogh

"Ever Tried ?  Ever  failed ?   No matter!    Try again,   Fail  again.  Fail   better! "  -  Samuel Beckett (Author)

"In the end, it's if enough of    the right people think it's good. And that's all there is to it!" - Grayson Perry"

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