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Design Inspiration: 45 Powerful Quotes About Art

Art is a life-giving source for design harmony. Get a dose of design inspiration in the set of wise and powerful ideas from famous creative people of different times.

Design is not pure art, but art is a life-giving springhead for design inspiration. We all want our apps and websites not only problem-solving and easy-to-use, but also beautiful and harmonic. For hundreds of years, people have been building up a great heritage of art and now, in combination with technology and innovations, it is one of the foundation stones of modern design. So, today we’ve prepared another dose of inspiration for you in the collection of wise and powerful thoughts from famous creative people of different times. People, who knew ins and outs of art. Enjoy and catch the vibe!

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Everything you can imagine is real. (Pablo Picasso)

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Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. (Leonardo da Vinci)

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I dream my painting and I paint my dream. (Vincent van Gogh)

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Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. (Edgar Degas)

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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. (Pablo Picasso)

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Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. (Pablo Picasso)

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A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light. (Leonardo da Vinci)

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There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. (Vincent Van Gogh)

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It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done. (Vincent Van Gogh)

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The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. (Albert Einstein)

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If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud. (Émile Zola)

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Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. (Thomas Merton)

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You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

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Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. (C.S. Lewis)

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Creativity takes courage. (Henri Matisse)

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I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? (Vincent van Gogh)

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Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it. (Bertolt Brecht)

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There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun. (Pablo Picasso)

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It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure. (Albert Einstein)

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You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved. (Ansel Adams)

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Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. (Pablo Picasso)

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We have art in order not to die of the truth. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

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The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands. (Leonardo da Vinci)

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Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. (Oscar Wilde)

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You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life. (Joan Miro)

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A true artist is not one who is inspired but one who inspires others. (Salvador Dalí)

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An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s. (J.D. Salinger)

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

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You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul. (George Bernard Shaw)

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Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move. (Ossie Davis)

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Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. (Salvador Dalí)

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Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious. (Oscar Wilde)

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An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success. (Henri Matisse)

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Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. (Leonardo da Vinci)

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The artist’s vocation is to send light into the human heart. (George Sand)

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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures. (Henry Ward Beecher)

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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. (Scott Adams)

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The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness. (Joan Miro)

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Bad artists copy. Good artists steal. (Pablo Picasso)

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Every artist was first an amateur. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy. (Albert Einstein)

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Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse. (Winston Churchill)

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

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Everything starts from a dot. (Wassily Kandinsky)

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Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working. (Pablo Picasso)

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