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47 Best Art Quotes For Kids To Inspire Their Creativity

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While art is the best form of self expression, quotes about making art, creativity quotes, and arty quotes provide creative ideas and inspiration.

Every child has one or the other distinct artistic capability that makes them unique. Quotes about the arts can help them nurture these imaginative ideas.

Art inspires us to create something new and see the world through a different perspective. Whichever age group you may belong to, an aesthetic work of art will calm your eyes and soul and make you appreciate its beauty. But creative quotes and quotes about what art is will motivate you to pick up the canvas and explore your imagination. The most famous artist is always the one who is honest and truthful, and it is never one person, but many. For more quotes, you can look at our [best art quotes for kids] and painting quotes.

Artistic Quotes About Painting

Child painting abstract art

Here are some painting and drawing quotes including quotes from artists who are famous like Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, and more. These kids' art quotes will surely inspire you to create some art right away!

1. “Painting from nature is not copying the object, it's realising one's sensations.”

-Paul Cezanne.

2. “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.”

-Bob Ross, 'PBS' Stroke Of Serenity / Bob Ross Brings Brush Of Zen To 'The Joy Of Painting' By Cathy Hainer.

3. “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.

4. “A painting to me is primarily a verb, not a noun, an event first and only secondarily an image.”

-Elaine de Kooning, 'It Is A Magazine For Abstract Art', 1959.

5. “Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.”

-Leonardo da Vinci, 'The Notebooks Of Leonardo Da Vinci Volume 2', 2005.

6. “Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.”

-Jackson Pollock, 1956.

7. “A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.”

-Edgar Degas, 'Memories Of Degas', Georges Jeanniot, 1933.

8. “If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”

-Vincent van Gogh.

9. “All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.”

-Bob Ross.

10. “I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.”

-Henri Matisse, 'Matisse On Art', 1987.

11. “Painting is a poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen.”

-Leonardo da Vinci, 'The Paragone', 1651, .

12. “I don’t say everything, but I paint everything.”

-Pablo Picasso, 1966.

13. “If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”

-Edward Hopper.

14. “I dream my painting and then paint my dream”.

-Vincent Van Gogh.

15. “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”

-Pablo Picasso.

Inspirational Quotes About Art And Artists

When a quote about creativity or inspirational art quote comes from an artist, kids will be all the more encouraged to follow their artistic pursuits. So, here are some inspirational quotes for artists that will help them bring their ideas to life.

16. “More important than a work of art itself is what it will sow. Art can die, a painting can disappear. What counts is the seed.”

-Joan Miró.

17. “Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.”

-Al Hirschfeld.

18. “To my mind a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful and pretty. There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.”

-Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

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

-Paul Cezanne.

20. “What is commonly called ugliness in nature can in art become full of beauty."

-Auguste Rodin, 'Rodin On Art And Artists', 2012.

21. “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.

22. “The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.”

-Alberto Giacometti.

23. “I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.”

-Frida Kahlo.

24. “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.”

-Henri Matisse.

25. “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

-Edgar Degas.

26. “Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.”

-Stella Adler.

27. “The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.”

-William Faulkner.

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

-Pablo Picasso.

29. “We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.”

-Pablo Picasso.

30. “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, 1976.

31. “Sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear which is inherent in a human situation.”

-Graham Greene, ‘Ways Of Escape’, 1980.

32. “Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.”

-George Bernard Shaw.

33. “What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose.”

-Willa Cather.

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

-Charlie Chaplin, ‘My Autobiography’, 1964.

35. “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

-Pablo Picasso.

36. “An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.”

-James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

37. “Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else.”

-Sydney Gurewitz Clemens.

Art And Creativity Quotes For Kids

Art requires inspiration. These quotes about creativity and art will motivate not only children but grown-ups as well! You can even

38. “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”

-Pablo Picasso.

39. “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.”

-Salvador Dali.

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


41. “The painter will produce pictures of little merit if he takes the works of others as his standard.”

-Leonardo da Vinci.

42. “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”

-J.K. Rowling during a Harvard commencement speech, 2008.

43. “Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

-Albert Einstein.

44. “We are, ourselves, creations. And we, in turn, are meant to continue creativity by being creative ourselves.”

-Julia Cameron, ‘The Artist’s Way Workbook’, 2006.

45. “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

-Scott Adams, ‘The Dilbert Principle’, 1996.

46. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

-Albert Einstein.

47. “Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.”

-John Ruskin, ‘The Two Paths’, 1859.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for art quotes for kids then why not take a look at Andy Warhol quotes , or [Henri Matisse quotes].

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Moumita Dutta

<p>A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.</p>

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