Love to Paint? Use These Artistic Instagram Captions to Show Off Your Paintings

Painting is one of the most instantly impactful and captivating forms of self-expression out there, and your very best paintings absolutely deserve to be shared.

Whether you paint huge murals, tiny dioramas or revelatory self-portraits, your art likely says something about who you are and what matters to you. If you've wanted to showcase your work to a wider audience, we have some Instagram caption ideas for you.

For flaunting the piece that was totally therapeutic to paint:

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

-Pablo Picasso


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For that impressionist painting of the world's natural beauty:

"I could certainly never mirror nature. I would more like to paint what it leaves with me."

-Joan Mitchell


For that artwork that is 100% mood:

"Without atmosphere a painting is nothing."



For showcasing your latest self-portrait:

"I paint myself because I am alone. I paint myself because I am the subject I know best."

-Frida Kahlo




For the painting that captures the music within you:

"I would like to paint as the bird sings."

-Claude Monet


For the painting that helped you finally comprehend yourself:

"Real painters understand with a brush in their hand."

-Berthe Morisot


For when what's on the canvas is what's in your head:

"A man paints with his brains and not with his hands."



For that work that took everything you had:

"Art is a tyrant. It demands heart, brain, soul, body."

-Rosa Bonheur


For your latest mystifying and slightly incomprehensible piece:

"If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it."

-Salvador Dalí


For when you feel you've managed to express what makes you uniquely brilliant:

"In art what we want is the certainty that one spark of original genius shall not be extinguished."

-Mary Cassatt


For displaying what you were able to create after ages of procrastination:

"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


For when you want your painting to speak for itself:

"A work of art doesn't have to be explained."

-Louis Bourgeois


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For those times when taking artistic license is exactly what you set out to do:

"I do not paint what I see, but what I saw."

-Edward Munch


For the painting that brings extra life and color to the surrounding space in an exquisite way:

"Filling a space in a beautiful way—that is what art means to me."

-Georgia O'Keefe


For expressing pride in your most expressive work:

"Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard."

-Leonardo da Vinci


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