Perspective is to painting what the bridle is to the horse, the rudder to a ship.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
Art is coming face to face with yourself.
Art is a line around your thoughts.
To be an artist is to believe in life.
Intensity is all that matters in painting.
A true masterpiece does not tell everything.
Art lives from constraints and dies from freedom.
Art is a way of recognizing oneself.
Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.
I am not strange. I am just not normal.
I guess I'm a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That's okay though; I have more fun than most people.
If you hear a voice within you saying, You are not a painter, then by all means paint… and that voice will be silenced.
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
A work is finished when an artist realizes his intentions.
If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.
The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.
To be an artist, you need to exist in a world of silence.
I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.
You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life.
Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy.
An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success.
You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life.
Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.
In the mind of every artist there is a masterpiece.
Never worry about being obsessive. I like obsessive people. Obsessive people make great art.
The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to.
The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.
I had so much fire in me and so many plans.
The great artist is the simplifier.
No art is possible without a dance with death.
It is good to 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 well done.
Art is 110 percent sweat.
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.
A very subtle difference can make the picture or not.
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.
There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk.
The secret of art is love.
Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.
Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity. “.
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual, and only the individual reader is important to me. I don't give a damn for the group, the community, the masses, and so forth.
I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned.
Forget yourself. Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment.
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.
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.
Color is a power which directly influences the soul.
There is no must in art because art is free.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Art is born of humiliation.
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ".
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Surprise is key in all art.
Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
One eye sees, the other feels.
I shut my eyes in order to see.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
To draw you must close your eyes and sing.
With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance.
Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.
The function of the artist in a disturbed society is to give awareness of the universe, to ask the right questions, and to elevate the mind.
Painting is a language of its own. You cannot interpret one form of expression with another form of expression.
Art must not serve might.
I have been enlightened. I have fallen into poetry and it has swallowed me up.
Tell your own story, and you will be interesting.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
An artist is his own fault.
The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.
The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.
Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.
If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
Personality is everything in art and poetry.
The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.