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Famous Artists You Should Know

Artists and their Art

Famous Artists You Should Know

An Artist is a person engaged in an activity related to creating art, practising the arts, or demonstrating an art. Its usage in this website’s context is as a practitioner in the visual arts only. “Artiste” (the French for artist) is a variant used in English in this context; however, its use and recognition has become rare.

The word art derives from the Latin “ars” (stem art-), which, although literally defined means “skill method” also conveys a connotation of beauty.

“The purpose of art is to wash the dust of daily life off our souls.”
– Pablo Picasso

Famous Artists and their Art is our focus and our featured “Artiste”, include:

A Tour of Artists

Women in the Arts

A Tour of Art

  • Arnoldus van Anthonissen (1631 – 1703)
  • Francesco Hayez  (1791 – 1882)
  • David Gilmour Blythe (1815 – 1865)
  • Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823 – 1903)
  • Margaret Bernadine Hall (1863 – 1910)

 Reflections:

  • Feedback Welcomed on Artists and Paintings you would like to see covered in future posts?

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Quotes about Art

Quotes about Art by artists express their truth based on their experience and feelings. Quotes about Art are popular because most people can relate to them in some way and on some level.

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“Creativity takes courage.”
– Henri Matisse

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“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.”
– Edgar Degas

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“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”
– Salvador Dali

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“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.”
– Dr Seuss

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“Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.”
– Voltaire

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“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.”
– Cecil B. DeMille

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“Every artist was first an amateur.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire,
you will what you imagine, and at last,
you create what you will.”

– George Bernard Shaw

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“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”
– Francis Bacon

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“No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke

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

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

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“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
– Pablo Picasso

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Photo Credit: Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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