Quiz: Art Quotes

Art Quotes Quiz

Who said these famous quotes about art?

Do you know who crafted these memorable quotes about art? Test your knowledge and uncover the artists behind some of the most profound expressions in the realm of art.

See how well you can link each quote to its creator and perhaps discover new facets of their thoughts and masterpieces. Let's begin this exploration!

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Famous Art Quotes

  • Who said “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

    The quote is attributed to Pablo Picasso, a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer who is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and the co-founder of the Cubist movement.

    • Pablo Picasso
    • Vincent van Gogh
    • Leonardo da Vinci
    • Henri Matisse
  • Who said “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”

    The quote is attributed to Vincent van Gogh, a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. His work, which is noted for its bold color, emotional honesty, and expressive brushwork, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art.

    • Vincent van Gogh
    • Claude Monet
    • Pablo Picasso
    • Salvador Dali
  • Who said “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”

    The quote is attributed to Oscar Wilde, an Irish poet and playwright known for his sharp wit, flamboyant style, and infamous imprisonment for gross indecency. This quote comes from his novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray," which explores themes of vanity, moral duplicity, and the pursuit of beauty.

    • Oscar Wilde
    • James Joyce
    • George Bernard Shaw
    • T.S. Eliot
  • Who said “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

    The quote is attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian polymath of the Renaissance who is considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Beyond his artworks, da Vinci is also renowned for his contributions to science, engineering, anatomy, and invention, making him a true embodiment of the Renaissance Man ideal.

    • Leonardo da Vinci
    • Michelangelo Buonarroti
    • Raphael Sanzio
    • Caravaggio
  • Who said “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”

    The quote is attributed to Albert Einstein, a theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. This quote is from his book "The World As I See It", reflecting his belief in the interconnectedness of the universe's mysteries and human curiosity in art and science.

    • Albert Einstein
    • Isaac Newton
    • Stephen Hawking
    • Nikola Tesla
  • Who said “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”

    The quote is attributed to Émile Zola, a French novelist, playwright, and journalist, best known for his involvement in the Dreyfus Affair and his series of twenty novels known collectively as Les Rougon-Macquart. Zola was a major figure in the political liberalization of France and the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus. This quote reflects Zola's philosophy towards life and art, emphasizing living passionately and expressively.

    • Émile Zola
    • Gustave Flaubert
    • Henrik Ibsen
    • Victor Hugo
  • Who said “If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.”

    The quote is attributed to Edward Hopper, an American realist painter and printmaker. Hopper is widely known for his oil paintings but was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. His art often reflects the isolation of modern life in urban America, and this quote succinctly captures his belief in the ineffable qualities of visual art.

    • Edward Hopper
    • Norman Rockwell
    • Georgia O'Keeffe
    • Andrew Wyeth
  • Who said “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”

    The quote is attributed to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a German writer and statesman. His works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, humanism, and science. Goethe's magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama "Faust." Goethe's various literary and philosophical works have had a profound impact on Western thought.

    • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Friedrich Schiller
    • William Wordsworth
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Who said “What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.”

    The quote is attributed to Claude Monet, a French painter and a founding father of Impressionism. Monet's approach to art, particularly his focus on light and color, broke away from traditional methodologies. His dedication to capturing the transient moments of nature made him a pivotal figure in the art movement that sought to express one's perceptions before nature.

    • Claude Monet
    • Edgar Degas
    • Camille Pissarro
    • Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Who said “What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”

    The quote is attributed to Karl Lagerfeld, a German creative director, fashion designer, artist, photographer, and caricaturist who lived in Paris. He was known for his ambitious work ethic and transformative impact on the fashion industry, notably as the creative director of Chanel and Fendi, as well as for his own eponymous fashion label.

    • Karl Lagerfeld
    • Coco Chanel
    • Gianni Versace
    • Alexander McQueen
  • Who said “I say that good painters imitated nature; but that bad ones vomited it.”

    The quote is attributed to Miguel De Cervantes, a Spanish writer widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists. He is best known for his novel Don Quixote, a classic of Western literature, that is considered by many to be the first modern novel.

    • Miguel De Cervantes
    • William Shakespeare
    • Leonardo da Vinci
    • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Who said “I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.”

    The quote is attributed to Frida Kahlo, a Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Drawing on her personal experiences, including her marriage, her miscarriages, and her numerous operations, Kahlo's work is celebrated for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.

    • Frida Kahlo
    • Diego Rivera
    • Georgia O'Keeffe
    • Salvador Dalí
  • Who said “The one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.”

    The quote is attributed to Salvador Dalí, a Spanish surrealist artist known for his striking and bizarre images in his work. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media. His work is noted for its eccentricity and grandiose ideas, which align well with his statement about the world's insatiable appetite for the outrageous.

    • Salvador Dalí
    • Andy Warhol
    • Pablo Picasso
    • Marcel Duchamp

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