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Art Quotes: what famous artists have to say about making Art.

A collection of favourite art quotes by artists about making Art. From painters, sculptors, photographers, writers, filmmakers and even graphic designers. What artists have to say about their profession.

Art Quotes

Ansel Adams

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

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Georgia O’ Keeffe

“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”

“Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.”

“You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.”

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“It’s the ordinary things that seem important to me.”
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” We lived in a continuous blaze of enthusiasm…above all we loved this country (Canada) and loved exploring and painting it… ” (Group of Seven)
“Art is long. Life is short. A picture can become for us a highway between a particular thing and a universal feeling.”
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“It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw, not because she is Canada but because she’s something sublime that you were born into, some great rugged power that you are a part of.”
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Tom Thomson
“I’ll stick to painting as long as I can.”
Norval Morriseau
“I want to make paintings full of colour, laughter, compassion and love. I want to make paintings that will make people happy, that will change the course of people’s lives. If I can do that, I can paint for a hundred years.”
 paintings for mountain lovers
Douglas Coupland
“You can’t fake creativity, competence, or sexual arousal.”
hockey paintings
John Constable
“Painting is but another word for feeling.”
Paintings Confronting Global Warming
Friedrich Nietzsche
“We have Art in order not to die of the truth.”
10 canoe paintings
Claude Monet
“Colour is my day long obsession, joy and torment.”
Frida Kahlo
“Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change.”
“I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.”
 artist quotes Frida Kahlo
Agnes Martin
“I think everyone is born 100 percent ego, and after that it’s just adjustment.”
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