artists’ quotes


Words of my own fail me today, but these artists’ words sustain and inspire me:

“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.” – Edvard Munch

“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

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” – Pablo Picasso

“The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.” – Frida Kahlo

“I like making work in my studio day in and day out, but I’m not so interested in the business side.” – Jenny Saville

“There were only five galleries in those days, and the artists really depended on each other socially, psychologically, and even critically. It’s impossible now. Business sure screwed up the art world universally.” – Robert Rauschenburg


An older post with quotations on art

June 7, 2005 in Being an Artist, Other artists by Marja-Leena