Series of Art Quotations: Day Two

Today’s art quotations  are also about the role of artists.

The job of the artist is to deepen the mystery. – Francis Bacon

The artist is the person who makes life more interesting or beautiful, more understandable or mysterious, or probably, in the best sense, more wonderful. – George Bellows

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

I would like to paint the way a bird sings. – Claude Monet

In painting I want to say something comforting in the way that music is comforting. – Vincent Van Gogh