The most seductive thing about art…

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 โ€“ 1887)

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Pablo Picasso (1881 โ€“ 1973)

Every artist writes his own autobiography.

Henry Havelock Ellis (1859 โ€“ 1939)

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.

Charles Bukowski (1920 โ€“ 1994)

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.

Francis Bacon (1561 โ€“ 1626)

An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.

Langston Hughes (1901 โ€“ 1967)

An artist is always alone โ€“ if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.

-Henry Miller (1891 โ€“ 1980)

The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.

Paul Cรฉzanne (1839 โ€“ 1906)

The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874 โ€“ 1965)

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.

Max Eastman (1883 โ€“ 1969)

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