Some quotes by famous artists throughout history whose words gave me faith in my art work and inspires me to make better art so that it can make a difference in the world.
“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” Francis Bacon
“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” Pablo Picasso
“The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it.” Banksy
“I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say ‘he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.’” Vincent Van Gogh
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free” Michelangelo
“There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.” Pablo Picasso
“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” Henry Ward Beecher
“The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.” Paul Strand
“Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.” Marc Chagall
“There’s no retirement for an artist, it’s your way of living so there’s no end to it.” Henry Moore
I hope these words have inspired you much as they inspired me. Feel free to share some of your favorite quote.