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An artist thinks with colors, patterns, and shapes. However, if you read these famous artist quotes, you will know that artists also think with vibrant words. Famous artists like Michelangelo, Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Henry Moore, Rembrandt, and many others have left their indelible mark in the field of art. What made them so great? Before you look at their art, read these famous artist quotes. You will find a distinct connection between their thoughts and their work.
  • Paul Klee
    A line is a dot that went for a walk.

  • Michelangelo
    A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.

  • Vincent van Gogh
    An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.

  • Pablo Picasso
    Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it?

  • Pablo Picasso
    Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.

  • Leonardo da Vinci
    Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.

  • Claude Monet
    Color is my day long obsession, joy and torment.

  • Michelangelo
    Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.

  • Pablo Picasso
    Everything you can imagine is real.

  • Francis Bacon
    I don't think people are born artists; I think it comes from a mixture of your surroundings, the people you meet, and luck. It is not hereditary, thank goodness.

  • Pablo Picasso
    I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.

  • Claude Monet
    It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly.

  • Andy Warhol
    Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

  • Pablo Picasso
    Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

  • Rembrandt van Rijn
    Practise what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.

  • Leonardo da Vinci
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

  • Pablo Picasso
    The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense.

  • Leonardo da Vinci
    The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

  • Leonardo da Vinci
    The smallest feline is a masterpiece.

  • Henri Matisse
    There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
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