30 Quotes About Art To Inspire Your Next Masterpiece

Author: Dana McGorlick-Appelman  Date Posted:6 May 2021 

Both beginners and seasoned artists alike can benefit from a bit of creative inspiration.
Take a look at our curated list of 30 quotes by iconic artists to inspire you to overcome your creative block and pick up the paintbrush, pencil, pen, pastel, or medium of choice!


“Art is a line around your thoughts” - Gustav Klimt

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” - Aristotle 

“If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery. It wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all” – Michelangelo


“Art is never finished, only abandoned” - Leonardo Da Vinci

“Every Artist was first an amateur”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others” - Salvador Dali

“It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create” J.M.W Turner

“I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do.” – Bob Ross

“A work is finished when an artist realizes his intensions” - Rembrandt

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” – Pablo Picasso

“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is” – Jackson Pollock

“People fail to understand that we paint in order to experiment and to develop ourselves as we strive for greater heights”- Edvard Munch

Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art” – Andy Warhol

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist”- Pablo Picasso