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99+ Funny Artistic Quotes And Sayings

If you want to become an artist you have to believe in life. Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Art is not just what you see, but what you make others see. 

Basically, art is not a funny thing. But that doesn’t mean artists aren’t funny. there are many artists in the world who said many funny quotes about art that is worth knowing! In this post, We have compiled some funny quotes that are related to art.

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Funny Artistic Quotes

I would rather be an artist than a leader. Ironically, a leader has to follow the rules.— Criss Jami

“Draw me like one of your French girls.”

“God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.”– Pablo Picasso

“Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.” – William Hazlitt

“If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it.” – Salvador Dalí

“Art does not reproduce what is visible; it makes things visible.”– Paul Klee

“Look. Art knows no prejudice, art knows no boundaries, art doesn’t really have judgement in it’s the purest form. So just go, just go.” – K.D. Lang

“Art is Art. Everything else is everything else.” – Ad Reinhardt

“Art is to console those who are broken by life.”– Vincent van Gogh

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”– Pablo Picasso

Artistic expression is the lifeline to true inner freedom.

“Art is a way of survival.” – Yoko Ono

“Art hath an enemy called ignorance.”– Ben Jonson

Entertainment is in art like color in pictures.

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”– Kurt Vonnegut

“Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.” – Donald Winnicott

Funny Art Quotes

“Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.”– Will Durant

“When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.”– Pablo Picasso

“Creativity takes courage.”– Henri matisse

“An artist is a sort of emotional or spiritual historian. His role is to make you realize the doom and glory of knowing who you are and what you are.” – James Baldwin

“The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.” – Salvador Dalí

“The Achilles heel of an artist lies in the hope that his art is good.” – Kapil Gupta

“Chess is too difficult to be a game and not serious enough to be a science or an art.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

Art is the language of imagination!
Art is the second name of imagination!
Art is the world of imagination!
Art is the source of imagination!
Basically, art is imagination!

“The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!”– Albert Einstein

“Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.” – Helen Rowland

“We don’t make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.” – Bob Ross

“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.” – Don Marquis

“Use the creative process – singing, writing, art, dance, whatever – to get to know yourself better.” – Catie Curtis

“An artist’s career always begins tomorrow.” – James Whistler

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.”– Pablo Picasso

“All art is quite useless.” – Oscar Wilde

“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.”– Ansel Adams

“Rules and models destroy genius and art.” – William Hazlitt

“Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.” – Pablo Picasso

You have to be odd to be number one.

“Rules and models destroy genius and art.”– William Hazlitt

The “earth” without “art” is just “eh”

“Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artists metaphysical value judgments.”– Ayn Rand

Funny Quotes About Art

“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 sun.”– Pablo Picasso

“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.” – Eugene Ionesco

“The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.”– William Hazlitt

“There are three responses to a piece of design: yes, no, and wow.” – Milton Glaser

“The Earth without art is just eh.” – Unknown

“I believe in general death but in the death of Dalí absolutely not.” – Salvador Dalí

“We tell people sometimes: we’re like drug dealers, come into town and get everybody absolutely addicted to painting. It doesn’t take much to get you addicted.” – Bob Ross

“What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who only has eyes, if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician, or a lyre in every chamber of his heart if he is a poet, or even, if he is a boxer, just his muscles? Far from it: at the same time he is also a political being, constantly aware of the heartbreaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. How could it be possible to feel no interest in other people, and with a cool indifference to detach yourself from the very life which they bring to you so abundantly? No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.” – Pablo Picasso

“I think that the older I get and the more comfortable I get with myself, the more I realize that art is about relinquishing control of your emotions and being vulnerable and innocent.” – K.D. Lang

“I thought art was a verb, rather than a noun.” – Yoko Ono

“I just wanna make the world a better-looking place. If you don’t like it, you can paint over it!” – Banksy

“Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.” – Al Hirschfeld

Art begins with imagination!

Art can’t be seen or drawn, we just can express it or feel it.

“The fact I myself do not understand what my paintings mean while I am painting them does not imply that they are meaningless.” – Salvador Dalí

“I couldn’t have that painting hanging in my home. It would be like living with a gas leak.” – Dame Edith Evans

Quirky Funny Art Quotes

“All art is quite useless. So is a flower.” – Oscar Wilde

Resources are limited, creativity is unlimited.

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Creative minds have been known to survive any sort of bad training.”– Anna Freud

“If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for?” – Alice Walker

“I was studying to be an architect, I wasn’t plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously.” – Aishwarya Rai

“Art is more important than the artist – have no attachment to your own art. It is regressive, move on.” – Shah Rukh Khan

“We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” – Steve Jobs

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”– Henry Ward Beecher

The Earth without “ART” is just “EH”.

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…it has no survival value; rather, it is one of those things that give value to survival.”– C.S. Lewis

“Bus stops are far more interesting and useful places to have art than in museums.” – Banksy

“My paintings are not about what is seen. They are about what is known forever in the mind.” – Agnes Martin

“People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish… but that’s only if it’s done properly.” – Banksy

“I can’t change the fact that my paintings don’t sell. But the time will come when people will recognize that they are worth more than the value of the paints used in the picture.”– Vincent van Gogh

“Life without art is stupid.”

“The creative union of the conscious with the unconscious is what one usually calls ‘inspiration.” – Leon Trotsky

Entertainment and art are not isolated.

“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” – Pablo Picasso

“If people would just look at the paintings, I don’t think they would have any trouble enjoying them. It’s like looking at a bed of flowers, you don’t tear your hair out over what it means.” – Jackson Pollock

“Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Bring my umbrella – I am going to see John constable’s pictures.” – Henry Fuseli

“Forget yourself. Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment.” – Yayoi Kusama

“We artists are indestructible; even in a prison, or in a concentration camp, I would be almighty in my own world of art, even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell.”– Pablo Picasso

Art is the signature of civilizations.”– Beverly Sills

“A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.” – Vladimir Nabokov

“Mom, I just really need to focus on my art right now.”

Sarcastic Art Quotes

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”– Joseph Chilton Pearce

“A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.” – George Bernard Shaw

“A picture is worth a thousand words – particularly if you can’t read.” – Harry Hershfield

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…it has no survival value; rather, it is one of those things that give value to survival.” – C.S. Lewis

“I hope this time the human understands my art.”

“I am not an inventor. I steal everything.” – Anne Bogart

“Art is a human activity which has as its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen.”– Leo Tolstoy

“In art, man reveals himself and not his objects.”– Rabindranath Tagore

Every piece of art, which increase the value of its raw material, is a good work of art.

“Cut your ear off and you’re a kook. Paint a picture of yourself with your ear cut off and you’re an artist. Go figure.” – Unknown

“The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.” – Oscar Wilde

“They couldn’t find the artist so they hung the picture.” – Frank Zappa

Art isn’t a thing, it’s an expression.

“Art is anything you can get away with.” – Andy Warhol

Art is not a skill, it’s imagination.

“Chess is the Art of Analysis.” – Champion Mikhail Botvinnik

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”– Leonardo da Vinci

“There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.”– Charlie Chaplin

“It’s better to create something that others criticize than to create nothing and criticize others.” – Ricky Gervais

“Art is too serious to be taken seriously.” – Ad Reinhardt

“When their backsides look good enough to slap, there’s nothing more to do.” – Peter Paul Rubens

“Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.” – Alfred North Whitehead

“Great art picks up where nature ends.”– Marc Chagall

“Be suspicious of the art that you make, its ultimate goal is to replace you.”– Bozidar Brazda

Art should comfort the disturbed & disturb the comfortable.

“They strive to improve society through art is like applying talcum powder in order to cure an advanced Goitre.” – Dr. Kyaciss Pfiell

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”– Erich Fromm

“The worst evil which can befall the artist is that his work should appear good in his own eyes.”– Leonardo da Vinci

That moment when I hold my breath when painting some detail, and everything around me is frozen dry is when I realize how powerful art is, because at that moment the canvas is my world.

“Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite ”– getting something down.”– Julia Cameron

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

“Chess is everything – art, science, and sport.” – Karpov

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”– Pablo Picasso

“Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.” – Al Hirschfeld

“Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Painting Jokes Quotes

“The world doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?”– Pablo Picasso

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

“What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who only has eyes, if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician, or a lyre in every chamber of his heart if he is a poet, or even, if he is a boxer, just his muscles? Far from it: at the same time he is also a political being, constantly aware of the heartbreaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. How could it be possible to feel no interest in other people, and with a cool indifference to detach yourself from the very life which they bring to you so abundantly? No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.”– Pablo Picasso

“As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.” – Calvin

Art is a Language Written by All, Understood By Some.

“What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.” – William Ralph Inge

“There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.” – Oscar Levant