Top 10 Art/History of Art Quotes – OurWarwick

Top 10 Art/History of Art Quotes

Hi everyone!

I didn’t really know what to post and I thought that a few inspirational/intersting quotes about Art and the History of Art would be something different for me to write so here are my picks:

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

"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen." – Leonardo Da Vinci

"If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all." – Michelangelo

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

"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." – Pablo Picasso

"History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed. Art has remembered the people, because they created." – William Morris

"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known." – Oscar Wilde

"Painters have always needed a sort of veil upon which they can focus their attention. It’s as though the more fully the consciousness is absorbed, the greater the freedom of the spirit behind." – Bridget Riley

"The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty; you know you’re an artist." – David Hockney

And my personal favourite… "It’s amazing what you can do with an E in A-level art, a twisted imagination and a chainsaw." – Damien Hirst

Thanks for reading!


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