The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. - Pablo Picasso
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun ― Pablo Picasso
In any art, you don't know in advance what you want to say - it's revealed to you as you say it. That's the difference between art and illustration. - Aaron Siskind.
All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time. - Otto Dix
Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self. - Alfred North Whitehead