What is art? Officially defined as ‘the application and expression of human creativity skills and imagination, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power’ in the dictionary, art itself can be represented in all sorts of ways and can mean vastly different things to every individual. Art may come in the form of a painting or a photograph, but it can also be a poem or a specific arrangement of items. It is hard to define what art is specifically, as it is prevalent in many aspects of our daily lives. Some may claim that art rips off of people who simply have more money than brains, others may argue that without art, there would be no reason to live. Either way, it is undeniable that artists have achieved unprecedented fame due to their various artworks. Here are the artists who made the most famous art quotes of all time.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’ is a famous quote by Leonardo da Vinci (you can see his at Mona Lisa at the Lourve). At first glance, such a quote wouldn’t seem to make any sense, as simplicity and sophistication can seem to be the furthest thing from each other. However, one would soon realize that it is possible to be both sophisticated and simple at the same time. A typical example of this would be to look at dinner gowns, most of which are plain and worn with only a necklace and a purse as accessories. The women who wear them commonly complimented as sophisticated, even though the clothes they wear are simple. Even Mona Lisa, arguably the most famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, consists mainly of a woman sitting on a chair and not much else, which would not be surprising, as Leonardo himself is convinced that simplicity is the way to go.
Love many things, for therein lies true strength, and whoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.’, On the other hand, is a quote by none other than Vincent van Gogh. The quote advocates for humanity to be loving, be it towards objects or people, because one who loves a lot will have the strength to achieve great heights, and because all actions are done in love will be done well. This saying encourages to do what they love instead of merely obeying family expectations or following societal norms, as the well-worn path doesn’t guarantee happiness. It is only with great bravery that one can go against the current and say or do what they love, as they may often be one of the only ones on that path.
There are,of course, many other artists and quotes, but the quotes stated above are amongst the more popular few. The artists who were quoted above are undoubtedly geniuses of their account and, from their experiences in life, came into possession of the knowledge in these quotes. If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration or guidance, or are just fans of these artists, the most famous art quotes would be just what you’re looking.
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