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Notable quotes: Art

Artwork has been the subject of much awe--and many quotes!
Artwork has been the subject of much awe--and many quotes!
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Quotes can be very inspirational and moving. They can help us get through a difficult time or make us smile wider on an already good day. Quotes can embody the deep power of words and prove memorable for people to remember their entire lives. Quotes can be found about practically any subject and they are often interpretative and can be used to start deep discussions. For children who are homeschooled, quotes and quote-study can serve as an interesting addition to the literary curriculum. Below is a list of quotes about art:

Artwork can be created in a variety of forms.
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*Note: All quotes were found online—at BrainyQuote.com--with credit to their speaker written below each one.

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

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
Albert Einstein

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
Salvador Dali

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

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
Dale Carnegie