Being An Artist Quotes by Pablo Picasso, Brian Eno, Holly Near, Jose Ortega y Gasset, Gerald Stern, Matt Smith and many others.
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
Being an artist is a job for life.
Part of being an artist is being willing to be shocked, being willing to be surprised, being willing to be hurt.
Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.
Maybe being an artist is a kind of detachment. You’re in the cave, you’re isolated, you’re apart from everything and it’s there you can find out what you believe in, or what is – what is the nature of being, as you see it.
There are great disciplines from being a sportsman that you can transfer into being an artist. The preparation, the sacrifice, the constant desire to improve.
Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.
The integrity of being an artist for Frank Stella means going into the unknown.A great artist is somebody who’s not scared to reinvent themselves and to start all over again. And some artists do it once, twice, three times in their career. He’s done it probably a dozen times or more.
The thing about being an artist today is you get to develop right in front of people’s eyes before you even put out an album.
Sometimes being an artist is a real drag. It can be incredibly bureaucratic.
I’m a sponge, the more I absorb, the more I am able to articulate my vision, as artists do, like Picasso. I’m an artist in that light. I went from being an artist to an artiste.
There’s no map for being an artist.
I always thought that it was every performer’s dream. That’s the epitome of being an artist, being able to express song, dance and acting in a live theatre setting and really connecting with an audience on that level.
I think some of the most beneficial things being an artist has brought to me in film is just you’re not afraid to do things. You’re used to being in front of people. That’s not the problem. The biggest thing is just getting into the character and really delivering.
It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.
I think part of being an artist is having the ability to define your own responsibilities. I certainly wouldn’t prescribe any. As far as I’m concerned, my biggest responsibility is to my own imagination. We’re all conduits. Art preceded me, and it’ll be here long after I’m gone.
Being an artist and being a teacher are two conflicting things. When I paint, my work manifests the unexpected… In teaching it’s just the opposite. I must account for every line, shape and colour and I am forced to give an explanation of the inexplicable and account for the variety of styles the students present.