Categories
Art quotes for strange people How not to paint

How not to look an artist in the eye

It is perfectly possible to justify art without having a clue what it means or how it came about, which on hearing the great news causes artists to unfurl from their foetal position. ‘Sounds like a right mental straitjacket job.’

Rebel Without a Palette

The colour of art is red; the colour of internal bleeding; its hum the scream of rushing adrenaline. ‘Sounds like you’ve overdosed on Nietzsche.’

Rebel Without a Palette

The unwritten rule of art is that form should never be sacrificed for expression, but both can be traded in for that transcendent absolute called spirit.

Rebel Without a Palette

If you’re lost, re-engage with your old sketchbooks and you will be re-found.

Rebel Without a Palette

Artists are not above visual law, with one crucial caveat, visual law is beneath the genius.

Rebel Without a Palette

Art becomes a possession when it is understood.

Rebel Without a Palette

DOLE BLUDGER ALERT: Beneath the dizzy adornments of art lies a deep expression of an attitude towards life.

Rebel Without a Palette

Artists are outsiders, from the fringes of society they tiptoe over our collective prayers.

Rebel Without a Palette

What is art if not the professionalisation of self-amusement? ‘I always thought [that] should be called an art.’

Rebel Without a Palette

You know when you’ve reached the summit of a mountain, you’re exhausted and have magnificent views of beauty. ‘And?’

Rebel Without a Palette

By Rebel Without a Palette

Francis is an Australian born artist, illustrator and musician.