Poets and painters are chips off the same block, here’s a selection of quotations that demonstrates it.
"Painting was called silent poetry and poetry speaking painting."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.”
“I look at a nude. There are myriads of tiny tints. I must find the ones that will make the flesh on my canvas live and quiver.”
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
“What do you think an artist is? ...he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.”
― Pablo Picasso
“A line is a dot that went for a walk.”
― Paul Klee
“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.” - Edgar Allan Poe
“Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see....”
― René Magritte
“Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.”
- Georges Brague
“Art does not reproduce the visible; it makes visible.”
― Paul Klee
“Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows.”
“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
- Marc Chagall