"The safest way to avoid the world is through art; and the safest way to be linked to the world is through art." Randall Jarrell

Nita Leland's Favorite Art Quotations

artquotes.net/ and Robert Genn's site are good resources for inspirational quotations.

Art washes from the soul the dust of every day life. Pablo Picasso

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

Looking is a gift, but seeing is a power. Jeff Berner

To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at. Claude Monet

Remember, the work of art lives in the experience, the journey within the process, not in the resulting monument to be presented in a certified art-place. Eric Booth

It is terrifying to think of what a commodity art has become. Audrey Flack

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Aristotle

Art teaches nothing except the significance of life. Henry Miller

Great art picks up where Nature ends. Marc Chagall

The only rule in art is what works. Lee Fleming

Simplicity is the greatest adornment of art. Albrecht Durer

From all that I have seen I am more than ever convinced that art must communicate, it must represent, it must describe and express people, their lives and times. Raphael Soyer

Art happens. No hovel is safe from it, no prince can depend on it, the vastest intelligence cannot bring it about. James A. M. Whistler

The art of a people is the true mirror to their minds. Jawaharlal Nehru

Nita's Art Blog

Subscribe with Bloglines

Return to Top

email:Nita Leland © 1998-2012 Nita Leland All Rights Reserved. Webmaster:Amy Elieff Brown