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What Does It Mean to Be an Artist?

Ten quotes to inspire - from ten artists who have inspired millions around the world.

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

  2. “What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.”Eugene Delacroix

  3. “The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.” Lucian Freud

  4. “There is no must in art because art is free.” Wassily Kandinsky

  5. “Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.” Leonardo da Vinci

  6. “If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.” Michelangelo

  7. “Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” Claude Monet

  8. “Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.” Edvard Munch

  9. “Painting is a means of self-enlightenment.” John Olsen

  10. “I don't say everything, but I paint everything.” Pablo Picasso


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