Art inspires and enriches everyday experiences, lending beauty and truth to the often hum-drum aspects of the everyday mundane. Our designers understand the importance of bringing art into your life, and strive to help make beautiful art accessible and ready for display in your home. We seek inspiration from artists and designers, painters and sculptors, and we think that these quotes from various artists and intellectuals perfectly capture the sense of wonder that we want to help bring to your home with every piece of art we frame!

1. “The purpose of art is washing the dust of faily life off our souls.” -Pablo Picasso

This Picasso quote is particularly relevant when it comes to our business. We frame the art that you hang in your home, whose purpose is to bring a sense of beauty and wonder to your very walls!

2. “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” -Aristotle

Aristotle clearly knew what he was talking about when he expressed the sentiment that art is about higher truths. Not only is art visually representational, but it also reflects profundities that go beyond visual realism.

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

Photography is an art form that we at Museum Quality Framing have a deep respect for. From professional photographic arts to the deeply personal snapshots of everyday life and loved ones, we believe that every photo deserves a frame.

4. “When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection.” -Agnes Martin

A famed minimalist painter, Agnes Martin describes the cerebral nature of art and beauty. With the constant noise of every day life, bringing art into your home is a way of enhancing your psychological awareness of the world.

5. “A picture is a poem without words.” -Horace

As the author of the epic poems The Odyssey, The Aeneid, and The Iliad, Horace would know a thing or two about poetry. We love the idea of art as visual poetry, with the perfect frame complementing its meter and rhyme!

6. “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” -Twyla tharp

This quote, as well, truly emphasizes the importance of incorporating art into your home. Sometimes we just need to escape and unwind, but we can hardly throw off all of our responsibilities. Getting lost in the art that we choose to decorate our homes with is the perfect way to take an intellectually stimulating vacation from the rigors of everyday responsibility.

7. “Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.” -Rene Magritte

Rene Magritte, the unconventional surrealist artist, evokes the mystery of the world better than anyone in his bizarre and mind-bending paintings, but we thing he’s hit the nail on the head when he describes the necessary beauty of the mysteries embodied by great art.

8. “Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.” -Leo Tolstoy

We don’t want to downplay the importance of crafts and craftwork, but we, like Tolstoy, believe that truly breathtaking art is that which captures emotion in a way that other forms of creation simply can’t accomplish. We also believe that decorating your home with art that evokes strong positive feelings is a surefire way to make those feelings even more present in your everyday life!

9. “To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.” -Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann was a composer, and while music is one of the arts that we’re less involved with here at Museum Quality Framing, we wholeheartedly agree with his assessment of art’s power for positive change.

10. “Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.” -G.K. Chesterton

This final quote isn’t about art so much as it is about the importance of what surrounds the art: the frame. That also makes it one of our favorite quotes from this list, since we believe that every piece of art deserves an equally inspiring frame to truly make it shine.