Painters create pictures to express their feelings, thoughts, and world view. Ultimately, their paintings are what connects them to the audience. However, their words can help the viewer understand and appreciate the art on a deeper level. Here are 7 inspirational quotes from famous artists who can be found in our collection.

 

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Dancer in Green by Edgar Degas

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” - Edgar Degas

 

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Rocks and Trees by Paul Cezanne

“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.”

- Paul Cezanne

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Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 4 by Wassily Kandinsky

“The more frightening the world becomes ... the more art becomes abstract.”  -Wassily Kandinsky

 

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Noon: Rest from Work by Vincent Van Gogh

“It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.” - Vincent Van Gogh

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Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

“You come to nature with all her theories, and she knocks them all flat.” - Pierre Auguste Renoir

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Composition in Blue, Red and Yellow by Ater Piet Mondrian 

“Art is not made for anybody and is, at the same time, for everybody.”

 - Piet Mondrian

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The Walk, Woman with a Parasol by Claude Monet

“I'm not performing miracles, I'm using up and wasting a lot of paint...” - Claude Monet