What do you think of when you think of an artist?
I think first of my daughter, who is always painting and fills our home with color. I also think about artists in a broader sense: musician friends in Nashville and even entrepreneurs who are dreaming up new solutions to problems. Authors, too, are artists, substituting words for paints. Any individual who innovates is also a type of artist, tapping into the creative genius inside.
How dull and drab the world would be without artists!
Here are eighteen quotes about art to add some color and imagination into your week.
“Art is not always about pretty things. It’s about who we are, what happened to us, and how our lives are affected.” –Elizabeth Broun
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” –Pablo Picasso
“When it comes to art, it’s important not to hide the madness.” –Atticus
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” –Pablo Picasso
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” –Joseph Chilton Pearce
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.” –Georgia O’Keeffe
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” –Thomas Merton
“Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.” –Roy Adzak
“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.” –Michelangelo