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World Art Day 2019: History, Quotes, Theme, Activities, Slogan, Poster & Images

World Art Day 2019: History, Quotes, Theme, Activities, Slogan, Poster & Images: World Art Day is an international celebration of the fine arts which is celebrated every year on April 15. The day was declared by the International Association of Art (IAA) in order to promote awareness of artistic activity worldwide. Himachal Diwas 2019 Quotes

World Art Day 2019

A proposal to declare April 15 as World Art Day was put forward at the 17th General Assembly of the International Association of Art in Guadalajara. After the approval the first celebration was held in the year 2012.

This proposal was sponsored by Bedri Baykam of Turkey and co-signed by Rosa Maria Burillo Velasco of Mexico, Liu Dawei of China, Pavel Kral of Slovakia, Christos Symeonides of Cyprus, Anne Pourny of France, Anders Liden of Sweden, Kan Irie of Japan and Dev Chooramun of Mauritius as well as Hilde Rognskog of Norway. It was accepted universally by the General Assembly.

The date was then decided in order to honour of the birth date of Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci was selected as a representation of world peace, freedom of expression, acceptance, brotherhood and multiculturalism as well as art’s significance to other fields.

World Art Day Past Celebration

The first World Art Day was celebrated on April 15, 2012 and was supported by all IAA national committees as well as 150 artists, comprising those of France, Sweden, Slovakia, South Africa, Cyprus and Venezuela, but the purpose of the event is worldwide. Events differ from exceptional museum hours to seminars and more. For instance Venezuela conducted outdoor art exhibitions with paintings, sculptures, prints, video and more.

Happy World Art Day Quotes

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso

“A picture is a poem without words.” – Horace

“What art is, in reality, is this missing link, not the links which exist. It’s not what you see that is art; art is the gap.” – Marcel Duchamp

“There are two distinct languages. There is the verbal, which separates people… and there is the visual that is understood by everybody.” – Yaacov Agam

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“I paint flowers so they will not die.” – Frida Kahlo

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – Dorothea Lange

“The work of art is a scream of freedom.” – Christo

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas

“All art should inspire and evoke emotion. Art should be something you can actually feel.” – Chris DeRubeis

“Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.” – Victor Pinchuk

“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” – Jackson Pollock

“The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

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World Art Day Sayings

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.” – Winston Churchill

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” – Albert Einstein

“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” – John F. Kennedy

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” – Oscar Wilde

“Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” – Auguste Rodin

“The earth has music for those who listen.” – William Shakespeare

“Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.” – Woody Allen

“Art doesn’t have to be pretty. It has to be meaningful.” – Duane Hanson

“Art is man’s expression of his joy in labor.” – Henry A. Kissinger

“Art depends on luck and talent.” – Francis Ford Coppola

“We have art in order not to die of the truth.” – Friedrich Nietzche

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso