Art Quotes

To sense the invisible and to be able to create it, that is art.

— Hans Hoffman

Eliminate the unnecessary so the necessary may speak.

— Hans Hoffman

Abstract art should be enjoyed just as music is enjoyed – after a while you may like it or you may not.

— Jackson Pollock

So now the floodgates are open to the delight of pure form, whatever its origin. Anything goes.

— Philip Johnson

Abstract art has helped us to experience the emotional power inherent in pure form.

— Anton Ehrenzweig

With greater completeness and abstraction, I have attained a form filtered to its essentials.

— Henri Matisse

Drawing is of the spirit; color is of the senses.

— Henri Matisse

Seek the strongest color effect possible… the content is of no importance.

— Henri Matisse

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.

— Henri Matisse

A thimbleful of red is redder than a bucketful.

— Henri Matisse

Cutting directly into color reminds me of a sculptor’s carving into stone.

— Henri Matisse

Reality has to be digested, it has to be transmuted by paint. It has to be given a twist of some kind.

— Richard Diebenkorn

It is not a matter of painting life. It’s a matter of giving life to a painting.

— Richard Diebenkorn

Be bold!

— Barbara Fugate

What’s so funny about peace love and understanding?

— Nick Lowe

Most of these were gathered at Art Quotes by Painter’s Keys. Do you have a favorite art quote? Please use my contact form to share it with me.