Favorite Quotations ~† Art and Artists, 8 James Cordas
100 Sounds (IV), 2012


"Art is the soul of a people." ~ Romare Bearden

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Great art can only be created out of love. ~ James Baldwin

You bring to a painting your own experience. ~ Jacob Lawrence

Art is a way of possessing destiny. ~ Marvin Gaye, African American Quotations

An artist represents an oppressed people and makes revolution irresistible. ~ Toni Cade Bambara

The most perfect technique is that which is not noticed at all. ~ Pablo Casals

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~ Andre Gide

Once I heard it stated and now I believe it to be true that there is no true art without religion. The artist himself may not think he is religious, but if he is sincere his sincerity in itself is religion. ~ Emily Carr

In a sick world, it is the first duty of the artist to get well. ~ Jean Toomer

When I draw and paint things become clearer. I feel alive. ~ Yayoi Kusama, Telegraph, 31 Aug 2014

All art is communication of the artistís ideas, sounds, thoughts. ~ Lionel Hampton

Van Gogh: $12 million. Rembrandt: $13 million. Vermeer: $30 million. Gauguin: $39 million. You wouldn't guess it from these rock-star price tags, but all these artists died in poverty. ~ Joseph Hart, Utne, Sept-Oct 2005

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness. ~ Max Eastman

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

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