15 Vincent van Gogh Quotes About Art That Tech Us About Life

Vincent Van Gogh

After Rembrandt, Vincent Van Gogh is one of the best painters in the renaissance time. Unfortunately, all throughout his lifetime, he remained unknown and poor. His work is now being praised by many artists because of its color, emotion and beauty.

  1. “If you hear a voice within you saying, ”You are not a painter,” then by all means paint… and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh
  2. “As you can see, I am immersing myself in color—I’ve held back from that until now; and I don’t regret it.” – Vincent van Gogh
  3. “Drawing is the root of everything, and the time spent on that is actually all profit.” – Vincent van Gogh
  4. “I consciously choose the dog’s path through life. I shall be poor; I shall be a painter…” – Vincent van Gogh
  5. “I have … a terrible need … shall I say the word? … of religion. Then I go out at night and paint the stars.” – Vincent van Gogh
  6. “I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts and the dirtiest of corners.” – Vincent van Gogh
  7. “Ideas for work are coming to me in abundance…I’m going like a painting-locomotive.” – Vincent van Gogh
  8. “In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing” – Vincent van Gogh
  9. “It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.” – Vincent van Gogh
  10. “It is only too true that a lot of artists are mentally ill- it’s a life which, to put it mildly, makes one an outsider. I’m all right when I completely immerse myself in work, but I’ll always remain half crazy.” – Vincent van Gogh
  11. “One must spoil as many canvases as one succeeds with.” – Vincent van Gogh
  12. “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” – Vincent van Gogh
  13. “Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.” – Vincent van Gogh
  14. “Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul.” – Vincent van Gogh
  15. “Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.” – Vincent van Gogh
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