5 Art Quotes that prove artists are here to fuck shit up.

Great artists are natural born disruptors. Fucking shit up is an artist’s life. Creativity is the ability to push boundaries which is pretty much fucking shit up. As an artist, it is your destiny and purpose to change the game and provide the rest of us with a view into your vision. In my opinion, that is the same as fucking shit up.

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“You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life.”

-Salvador Dali

Metamorphosis of Narcissus (1937) by Salvador Dali © Salvador Dali, Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation/DACS, London 2019

You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life.
— Salvador Dali

“Art is either revolution or plagiarism”

-Paul Gauguin

La Sieste (The Siesta) by Paul Gauguin (1948)

Art is either revolution or plagiarism
— Paul Gaugin

According to Gauguin, if an artist is not fucking shit up then they’re a fraud! He didn’t exactly say that but what this quote means is that if an artist is not pushing the envelope and creating something new, then they’re just a copy. Pretty harsh words but he does have a point.


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“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

-Pablo Picasso

Morphine Maniacs (1900) by Pablo Picasso

 
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
— Pablo Picasso

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“Art is meant to disturb, science reassures”

-Georges Braque

La Tasse (The Cup) by George Braque (1911)

Art is meant to disturb, science reassures.
— George Braque

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“Every act of creation is first an act of destruction"

-Pablo Picasso

Learning Harlequin (1901) by Pablo Picasso

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction
— Pablo Picasso