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Painting quotes by Joe Bastianich
#1. Wine pricing is an art - like painting. #Quote by Joe Bastianich
Painting quotes by Thomas Merton
#2. He was a very good gardener, understood flowers, and knew how to make things grow. What is more, he liked this kind of work almost as much as painting. #Quote by Thomas Merton
Painting quotes by Matthew Carter
#3. "Good" people are those who don't hold in the thoughts, but find proper outlets like writing, painting, music, etc. #Quote by Matthew Carter
Painting quotes by David Cobley
#4. Painting someone's portrait is, of course, an impossible task. What an absurd idea to try and distil a human being, the most complex organism on the planet, into flicks, washes, and blobs of paint on a two-dimensional surface. #Quote by David Cobley
Painting quotes by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
#5. For it is only framed in space that beauty blooms. Only in space are events and objects and people unique and significant-and therefore beautiful. A tree has significance if one sees it against the empty face of sky. A note in music gains significance from the silences on either side. A candle flowers in the space of night. Even small and casual things take on significance if they are washed in space, like a few autumn grasses in one corner of an Oriental painting, the rest of the page bare. #Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Painting quotes by Ric Ocasek
#6. I've always been a fan of poetry. I grew up with Lawrence Ferlinghetti and the Beat poets. I really followed that stuff for a while. I just love the way people threw words around like they were painting. #Quote by Ric Ocasek
Painting quotes by Robert Henri
#7. Painting should never look as if it were done with difficulty, however difficult it may actually have been. #Quote by Robert Henri
Painting quotes by Theodore Bikel
#8. In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event. #Quote by Theodore Bikel
Painting quotes by Minoru Yamasaki
#9. And I like the idea of change. Because I don't see why we should hang a painting on the wall and then just not think of it anymore because it's there like a piece of furniture. #Quote by Minoru Yamasaki
Painting quotes by Heidi Klum
#10. I love painting. #Quote by Heidi Klum
Painting quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#11. Literature, although it stands apart by reason of the great destiny and general use of its medium in the affairs of men, is yet an art like other arts. Of these we may distinguish two great classes: those arts, like sculpture, painting, acting, which are representative, or as used to be said very clumsily, imitative; and those, like architecture, music, and the dance, which are self-sufficient, and merely presentative. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Painting quotes by Walter Benjamin
#12. Painting, by its nature, cannot provide an object of simultaneous collective reception ... as film is able to do today ... And while efforts have been made to present paintings to the masses in galleries and salons, this mode of reception gives the masses no means of organizing and regulating their response. Thus, the same public which reacts progressively to a slapstick comedy inevitably displays a backward attitude toward Surrealism. #Quote by Walter Benjamin
Painting quotes by Douglas Portway
#13. When a spectator approaches a painting with his own particular set of filters or theories, be they historical, political, intellectual or whatever - he either finds what he is looking for or dismisses the work as irrelevant. He has deprived himself of the possibility of any fresh experience or revelation by looking only for confirmation of that which he already 'knows. #Quote by Douglas Portway
Painting quotes by Christopher Peachment
#14. And David and Goliath I have done before, but this time there is a difference. David holds the head at arm's length and looks disgusted. And onto Goliath's severed head, I put my own features. The head hangs in darkness so that the black hair and beard framing the face blend off into the shadows, and there are four thin ropes of dark blood trailing down into space from the neck. And in one eye of the freshly severed head, there is still the faint glimmer of life.
That's me and that's the last painting I ever did.
Spectator, viewer, audience, however you care to call yourself; I address you here, with this, my final picture.
Cast a cold eye on it all, and on my work. I am still alive. #Quote by Christopher Peachment
Painting quotes by Joe Papagoda
#15. Art is unpredictable. #Quote by Joe Papagoda
Painting quotes by Jerry Saltz
#16. 'The Night Cafe' and 'The Starry Night' still emit such pathos, density, and intensity that they send shivers down the spine. Whether Van Gogh thought in color or felt with his intellect, the radical color, dynamic distortion, heart, soul, and part-by-part structure in these paintings make him a bridge to a new vision and the vision itself. #Quote by Jerry Saltz
Painting quotes by Gerhard Richter
#17. To me, grey is the welcome and only possible equivalent for indifference, noncommitment, absence of opinion, absence of shape. But grey, like formlessness and the rest, can be real only as an idea, and so all I can do is create a colour nuance that means grey but is not it. The painting is then a mixture of grey as a fiction and grey as a visible, designated area of colour. #Quote by Gerhard Richter
Painting quotes by Michele Jennae
#18. On the great canvas of time
We all create our own masterpiece.
Choreographing our steps across minutes and hours
Dancing over the days
Painting pictures over months and
Writing our stories on the years.
Singing our songs that echo across eons.
We are all a thread in the talent tapestry.
A snapshot in the cosmic, collective collage. #Quote by Michele Jennae
Painting quotes by Lee Krasner
#19. Well, let's say we acknowledged the School of French Painting - the Paris School of painting as the leading force and vitality of the time. I think that was understood and felt and experienced. #Quote by Lee Krasner
Painting quotes by Dennis Hopper
#20. I am just a middle-class farm boy from Dodge City and my grandparents were wheat farmers. I thought painting, acting, directing and photography were all part of being an artist. I have made my money that way. And I have had some fun. It's not been a bad life. #Quote by Dennis Hopper
Painting quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#21. He snatched at the kerchief, managing to loosen it. "Please. It's all I want from life, to see you with-" another swipe, and he snagged the edge of the cloth, "-your hair all-"
But Leo broke off as the kerchief pulled free, and the hair that spilled out was not any conceivable shade of green. It was blond... pale amber and champagne and honey... and there was so much of it, cascading in shimmering waves to the middle of her back.
Leo went still, holding her in place as his astonished gaze raked over her. They both gulped for breath, worked up and winded like racehorses. Marks couldn't have looked more appalled if he had just stripped her naked. And the truth was, Leo couldn't have been any more confounded- or aroused- if he were actually viewing her naked. Though he certainly would have been willing to try it.
Such a commotion had risen in him, Leo hardly knew how to react. Just hair, just locks of hair... but it was like a previously undistinguished painting in the perfect frame, revealing its beauty in full luminous detail. Catherine Marks in the sunlight was a mythical creature, a nymph, with delicate features and opalescent eyes.
The most confounding realization was that it wasn't really hair color that had concealed all this from him... he had never noticed how stunning she was because she had deliberately kept him from seeing it.
"Why," Leo asked, his voice husky, "would you conceal something so beautiful?" Staring at her, nearly devouring her, #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Painting quotes by Michael Craig-Martin
#22. I have never understood, for instance, why some people see contemporary art as divided between 'painting' and 'conceptual art', as though this represented a genuine division. #Quote by Michael Craig-Martin
Painting quotes by David Allee
#23. I would often see windows that looked to me like they weren't real - almost like a painting on a wall instead of a window. I thought it was kind of a cool idea. #Quote by David Allee
Painting quotes by P.G. Wodehouse
#24. You see, the catch about portrait painting
I've looked into the thing a bit - is that you can't start
painting portraits till people come along and ask you to, and
they won't come and ask you to until you've painted a lot first.
This makes it kind of difficult for a chappie. #Quote by P.G. Wodehouse
Painting quotes by Mary Beth McKenzie
#25. Sometimes working on one painting will help solve a problem in another painting. #Quote by Mary Beth McKenzie
Painting quotes by Loretta Lux
#26. I trained as a painter, and I still love painting, but eventually I became aware that the physical aspect of painting didn't really suit me. I didn't enjoy working in the medium. It's very messy. I prefer to have it clean, with a nice computer. #Quote by Loretta Lux
Painting quotes by Joseph Alois Schumpeter
#27. If we limit ourselves to painting as an example, both for brevity's sake and because in that field my ignorance is slightly less complete than it is in others, and if (wrongly, as I think) we agree to start an epoch with Giotto's Arena frescoes and then follow the line (nothing short of damnable though such "linear" arguments are) Giotto - Masaccio - Vinci - Michelangelo - Greco, no amount of emphasis on mystical ardors in the case of Greco can obliterate my point for anyone who has eyes that see. #Quote by Joseph Alois Schumpeter
Painting quotes by Rick Yancey
#28. See him now, his face lit up with delight at the parade advancing on every side, of cart and carriage, delivery truck and spacious brougham, of ladies in their colorful crinoline and dandies dandier than the foppish fop astride boneshaker bicycles weaving between the vendors' carts as expertly as rodeo barrel racers. Sunset was still almost two hours hence, but the buildings on the western side cast long engulfing shadows, between which the granite pavement glowed honey gold in smoky shafts of slanting light, the light painting the facades along the eastern side the same Hyblaean hue. #Quote by Rick Yancey
Painting quotes by R.A. Rooney
#29. I was so thankful He gave me this chance to enter a painting, for painting was my weakness. If I could do only two things in this world, I would choose to paint. And breathe, but painting came first. #Quote by R.A. Rooney
Painting quotes by Kay WalkingStick
#30. Surface is a modernist concept. What surface does is to encourage one to see the painting as object rather than as a window on the world. #Quote by Kay WalkingStick
Painting quotes by Banksy
#31. Policemen and security guards wear hats with a peak that comes down low over their eyes. Apparently this is for psychological reasons. Eyebrows are very expressive and you appear a lot more authoritative if you keep them covered up. The advantage of this is that it makes a lot harder for cops to see anything more than six foot off the ground. Which is why painting rooftops and bridges is so easy. #Quote by Banksy
Painting quotes by Peter Schjeldahl
#32. Picasso had nicknamed Georges Braque "Wilbur," thereby becoming "Orville" in their Wright Brothers-like ambition to get painting off the ground of conventional representation. #Quote by Peter Schjeldahl
Painting quotes by Malcolm Morley
#33. Girls seemed to like artists! I felt very drawn to the idea of power, really, and doing painting as a power trip, in a sense. This idea of power has always driven me. #Quote by Malcolm Morley
Painting quotes by Felicia Day
#34. I love crafting. Knitting, decoupage, scrapbooking, any "lady-ish" art form, I'm a fan. For about six months each. Then I shove all the supplies in a closet, alongside the skeletons of long dead New Year's resolutions, like saber fencing, playing the ukulele, and Japanese brush painting. #Quote by Felicia Day
Painting quotes by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
#35. There's a swell book that's out of print now. Maybe Seven Stories will bring it out again. It's called The Writer and Psychoanalysis by a man who's now dead named Edmund Bergler. He claimed he had treated more writers than anyone else in his field, and being that he practiced in New York, he probably did. Bergler said that writers were fortunate in that they were able to treat their neuroses every day by writing. He also said that as soon as a writer was blocked, this was catastrophic because the writer would start to go to pieces. And so I said in a piece in Harper's, or a letter I wrote to Harper's, about "the death of the novel": People will continue to write novels, or maybe short stories, because they discover that they are treating their own neuroses. And I have said about the practice of the arts that practicing any art - be it painting, music, dance, literature, or whatever - is not a way to make money or become famous. It's a way to make your soul grow. So you should do it anyway. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Painting quotes by Tabitha McGowan
#36. I have this prodigious talent for painting the person behind the facade, but with Blaine the facade is all there is left - just artifice, guile, and an expensive pair of silicone tits. #Quote by Tabitha McGowan
Painting quotes by Ellsworth Kelly
#37. Shape and color are my two strong things. And by doing this, drawing plants has always led me into my paintings and my sculptures. #Quote by Ellsworth Kelly
Painting quotes by Gerhard Richter
#38. When I look back on the townscapes now, they do seem to me to recall certain images of the destruction of Dresden during the war. #Quote by Gerhard Richter
Painting quotes by Liu Bolin
#39. Some people would ask: 'You are not the one who does the painting, or shot the work, how can it be your work?' But I was the one who chose which site we should use, and which assistant helps me to do the painting, or the shot. #Quote by Liu Bolin
Painting quotes by August Kubizek
#40. Externally Hitler sill appears a drifting character: he has failed at school, has no employment, has been rejected by the Academy, is in Vienna for no clearly stated purpose, lives on a pittance eked out by painting postcards. But behind this shiftless exterior Kubizek constructs what must have been there, although it was not apparent to casual acquaintances: the character of the man who, from these beginnings, without any other natural advantages besides his own personality, became the most powerful and terrible tyrant and conqueror of modern history. Here we see - along with the incipient monomania, the repetitive cliches, and the Wagnerian romanticism of his later years - the early evidence of that unbreakable will power, that extraordinary self-confidence. We see the penniless, unemployed, unemployable young Hitler, at sixteen, confidently rebuilding in his imagination the city of Linz, as he was afterwards to rebuild it in fact, and never for a moment doubting that he would one day carry out these improbable plans; we see him exercising over an elderly Austrian upholsterer that irresistible hypnotic power with which he was afterwards to seduce a whole nation; we see him, in Vienna, fortifying himself against a corrupt and purposeless society by adopting an iron asceticism, like some ancient crusader guarding himself against corruption in a pagan world. And then turning to detail, we see in Vienna, when Kubizek was closest to him, the working of Hitler's mind as it feels #Quote by August Kubizek
Painting quotes by Edgar Degas
#41. The frame is the pimp of painting; it enhances it, but it must never shine at the painting's expense. #Quote by Edgar Degas
Painting quotes by Myfanwy Pavelic
#42. I often use an old canvas and I particularly enjoy painting over something I've already done, allowing bits to come jumping through accidentally. #Quote by Myfanwy Pavelic
Painting quotes by Jacques-Henri Lartigue
#43. Photography and writing are marvelous distractions from painting. I might even have found movies more interesting than photography. I tried it a bit, but not enough. #Quote by Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Painting quotes by Joshua Reynolds
#44. The first degree of proficiency is, in painting, what grammar is in literature, a general preparation for whatever the student may afterward choose for more particular application. The power of drawing, modeling, and using colors, is very properly called the language of the art. #Quote by Joshua Reynolds
Painting quotes by Ottessa Moshfegh
#45. But these painters of fruit thought only of their own mortality, as though the beauty of their work would somehow soothe their fear of death. There they all were, hanging feckless and candid and meaningless, paintings of things, objects, the paintings themselves just things, objects, withering toward their own inevitable demise. #Quote by Ottessa Moshfegh
Painting quotes by Scott McCloud
#46. Comics offers tremendous resources to all writers and artists:faithfulness, control, a chance to be heard far and wide without fear of compromise ... it offers range and versatility with all the potential imagery of film and painting plus the intimacy of the written word. And all that's needed is the desire to be heard
the will to learn
and the ability to see. #Quote by Scott McCloud
Painting quotes by Lucian Freud
#47. What do I ask of a painting? I ask it to astonish, disturb, seduce, convince. #Quote by Lucian Freud
Painting quotes by Burton Silverman
#48. I continue to make paintings of people and their moments in our time because I am of that time. Out of that I hope to make pictures that are timeless. #Quote by Burton Silverman
Painting quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#49. Some make their worlds without knowing it. Their universes are just sesame seeds and three-day weekends and dial tones and skinned knees and physics and driftwood and emerald earrings and books dropped in bathtubs and holes in guitars and plastic and empathy and hardwood and heavy water and high black stockings and the history of the Vikings and brass and obsolescence and burnt hair and collapsed souffles and the impossibility of not falling in love in an art museum with the person standing next to you looking at the same painting and all the other things that just happen and are. #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Painting quotes by Man Ray
#50. Speaking of nudes, I have always had a great fondness for this subject, both in my paintings and in my photos, and I must admit, not for purely artistic reasons. #Quote by Man Ray
Painting quotes by Robert Burns
#51. Painters and poets have liberty to lie. #Quote by Robert Burns
Painting quotes by Andrzej Sapkowski
#52. And so,' smiled the Witcher, 'I have no choice? I have to enter into a pact with you, a pact which should someday become the subject of a painting, and become a sorcerer? Give me a break. I know a little about the theory of heredity. My father, as I discovered with no little difficulty, was a wanderer, a churl, a troublemaker and a swashbuckler. My genes on the spear side may be dominant over the genes on the distaff side. The fact that I can swash a buckler pretty well seems to confirm that. #Quote by Andrzej Sapkowski
Painting quotes by Joe Queenan
#53. Everyone looks like they've just stepped out of a Dante Gabriel Rossetti painting that he never got around to finishing because even he knew it was too over the top. It #Quote by Joe Queenan
Painting quotes by Walter J. Phillips
#54. The most interesting studio work, and perhaps the most practicable, is painting from pencil sketches and notes ... It ensures the elimination of all facts but those essential to the effect. #Quote by Walter J. Phillips
Painting quotes by Vincent Van Gogh
#55. Ah! My dear friend painting is to us what the music of Berlioz and Wagner was before us - a consolatory art for sore hearts! And yet there are only a few like you and me who feel it!!! #Quote by Vincent Van Gogh
Painting quotes by Gary Hume
#56. I have to go with what the painting says to me. The painting is always informing me. I'm its servant; it's not mine. I'm doing what it wants. #Quote by Gary Hume
Painting quotes by Helen Frankenthaler
#57. I've explored a variety of directions and themes over the years. But I think in my painting you can see the signature of one artist, the work of one wrist. #Quote by Helen Frankenthaler
Painting quotes by Roy Lichtenstein
#58. Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn't look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself. #Quote by Roy Lichtenstein
Painting quotes by Claude Debussy
#59. Collect impressions. Don't be in a hurry to write them down. Because that's something music can do better than painting: it can centralise variations of colour and light within a single picture a truth generally ignored, obvious as it is. #Quote by Claude Debussy
Painting quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright
#60. When we come to understand architecture as the essential nature of all harmonious structure we will see that it is the architecture of music that inspired Bach and Beethoven, the architecture of painting that is inspiring Picasso as it inspired Velasquez, that it is the architecture of life itself that is the inspiration of the great poets and philosophers. #Quote by Frank Lloyd Wright
Painting quotes by Johnny Depp
#61. I've never felt particularly ambitious or driven, that's for sure, although I like to create stuff, whether it's a little doodle, a drawing, a small painting or a movie or a piece of music, so I suppose I'm driven by that. Everything I've done has felt very natural, and it's happened because it's happened. #Quote by Johnny Depp
Painting quotes by Michelangelo
#62. In my opinion painting should be considered excellent in proportion as it approaches the effect of relief, while relief should be considered bad in proportion as it approaches the effect of painting. #Quote by Michelangelo
Painting quotes by Irvin D. Yalom
#63. A person of high, rare mental gifts who is forced into a job which is merely useful is like a valuable vase decorated with the most beautiful painting and then used as a kitchen pot. #Quote by Irvin D. Yalom
Painting quotes by Anais Nin
#64. The best way to remember a beautiful city or a beautiful painting is to eat something while you are looking at it. The flavor really helps the image to penetrate the body. It fixes it as lacquer does a drawing. #Quote by Anais Nin
Painting quotes by Rajneesh
#65. Everybody is born with the capacity to enjoy, but not with the art. People think just because they are alive and they breathe and they exist, they know how to enjoy. That is sheer stupidity. Enjoyment is a great art, it is a great discipline. It is as subtle a discipline as music or poetry or painting. It is the greatest creativity. #Quote by Rajneesh
Painting quotes by Richard Branson
#66. You get the idea. Every business, like a painting, operates according to its own rules. There are many ways to run a successful company. What works once may never work again. What everyone tells you never to do may just work, once. There are no rules. You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over, and it's because you fall over that you learn to save yourself from falling over. It's the greatest thrill in the world and it runs away screaming at the first sight of bullet points. #Quote by Richard Branson
Painting quotes by Babatunde Adebimpe
#67. Painting and animation can be kind of long work. Music was more immediate and more fun. #Quote by Babatunde Adebimpe
Painting quotes by John Travolta
#68. I have 12 paintings of Kaufman art. He is an amazing artist. #Quote by John Travolta
Painting quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#69. Painting working! #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Painting quotes by Irving Stone
#70. Strange story about Degas. He hated women, didn't want to be with them. Yet he spent much of his life painting them. He had seen his father maltreat his mother, must have had a deep fear that he'd do the same thing. #Quote by Irving Stone
Painting quotes by Laura Chouette
#71. A great poet to me
is a person who can describe a painting
in such ways
that even a person
with closed eyes
can feel the pain of the artist. #Quote by Laura Chouette
Painting quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#72. Teach the children! It is painting in fresco. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Painting quotes by Delia Owens
#73. She looked at the painting - so pastel, so peaceful. Somehow Ma's mind had pulled beauty from lunacy. Anyone looking at these portraits would think they portrayed the happiest of families, living on a seashore, playing in sunshine. #Quote by Delia Owens
Painting quotes by Bob Ross
#74. Happy painting and God Bless, my friend. #Quote by Bob Ross
Painting quotes by Clive Barker
#75. Every day is a writing day. I get to my desk between 8 and 8:30 in the morning and then work through until 6pm, and then normally I'll take up whatever will be happening in the evening, usually painting or photography.
I do about four drafts total. I do handwritten drafts because I don't type and I have no wish to type. I mean, I know how to type, but I have no interest in putting the words down that way.
Maybe that's because I'm an artist and because I've always used a pen and so there's a sort of natural feel to it.
I don't know how familiar you are with Blake's illuminated texts, but you know very often he'll literally make words flower. It's really this glorious thing in bringing words and pictures into the same place, the same space. #Quote by Clive Barker
Painting quotes by Eliezer Yudkowsky
#76. [ ... ] intelligent people only have a certain amount of time (measured in subjective time spent thinking about religion) to become atheists. After a certain point, if you're smart, have spent time thinking about and defending your religion, and still haven't escaped the grip of Dark Side Epistemology, the inside of your mind ends up as an Escher painting. #Quote by Eliezer Yudkowsky
Painting quotes by Jane Seymour
#77. I spend my afternoons painting and working on my Open Hearts jewelry line for Kay Jewelers. I designed an image of a heart that isn't completely closed. My mom always told me to live with an open heart - when life gets tough, you should go out and help someone else. #Quote by Jane Seymour
Painting quotes by Thomas Hardy
#78. The atmosphere beneath is languorous, and is so tinged with azure that what artists call the middle distance partakes also of that hue, while the horizon beyond is of the deepest ultramarine. #Quote by Thomas Hardy
Painting quotes by William T. Vollmann
#79. I want to fall in love with beautiful women of all races. Rescue somebody every now and then, improve my painting, and improve my sentence structure. If I can make a living doing that stuff, that's great, and I will keep doing it, and they can do whatever they want with my image. I couldn't care less. #Quote by William T. Vollmann
Painting quotes by Ken Danby
#80. I must have the personal dialogue, the private time, with each painting in progress. I can't share it with anyone until it's done. #Quote by Ken Danby
Painting quotes by Tor Udall
#81. He looked like a painting in restoration - that at some point in his life he had been beautiful. #Quote by Tor Udall
Painting quotes by Julian Schnabel
#82. Some people might think that the paintings are involved with a mythic - not just subject matter - but a certain sort of physical space that the paintings occupy ... like personages. #Quote by Julian Schnabel
Painting quotes by J. M. W. Turner
#83. Painting is a strange business. #Quote by J. M. W. Turner
Painting quotes by Evan Osnos
#84. To survive in China you must reveal nothing to others. Or it could be used against you ... That's why I've come to think the deepest part of the self is best left unclear. Like mist and clouds in a Chinese landscape painting, hide the private part behind your social persona. Let your public self be like rice in a dinner: bland and inconspicuous, taking on the flavors of its surroundings while giving off no flavor of its own. #Quote by Evan Osnos
Painting quotes by Anais Nin
#85. Jeanne, I fell asleep among the paintings, where I could sit for many days worshipping your portrait. I fell in love with your portrait, Jeanne, because it will never change. I have such a fear of seeing you grow old, Jeanne, I fell in love with an unchanging you that will never be taken away from me. I was wishing you would die, so that no one could take you away from me, and I would love the painting of you as you would look eternally. #Quote by Anais Nin
Painting quotes by Sophie Blackall
#86. Someone wrote to me asking me to illustrate a missed connection that "hasn't happened yet." This guy has seen the same girl waiting at a bus stop on his morning commute for weeks, and has been trying to find a way to approach her. He thought it would be fun to put up a Missed Connections poster [of my painting] on the corner where she waits and see what happens. It is kind of an intriguing idea but there's something a bit too manipulative about it for my liking. It's a fine line between being creative and stalking! #Quote by Sophie Blackall
Painting quotes by Audre Lorde
#87. The principal horror of any system which defines the good in terms of profit rather than in terms of human need, or which defines the human need to the exclusion of the psychic and emotional components of that need - the principal horror of such a system is that it robs our work of its erotic value, its erotic power and life appeal and fulfillment. Such a system reduces work to a travesty of necessities, a duty by which we earn bread or oblivion for ourselves and those we love. But this is tantamount to blinding a painter and then telling her to improve her work, and to enjoy the act of painting. It's not only next to impossible, it is also profoundly cruel. #Quote by Audre Lorde
Painting quotes by Peter Frampton
#88. Picasso didn't stop painting when he was 41 years old because he felt he wasn't relevant, but he kept going and the painting he made before he died are now worth 40 million dollars. #Quote by Peter Frampton
Painting quotes by Elvin Jones
#89. I can see forms and shapes in my mind when I solo, just as a painter can see forms and shapes when he starts painting. And I can see different colors. #Quote by Elvin Jones
Painting quotes by Natasha Bedingfield
#90. I liked English and art and did a lot of painting. And for some reason I was good at math, but I wasn't an A student. I really had to work hard to get good grades. #Quote by Natasha Bedingfield
Painting quotes by Neil Farber
#91. I had so many ideas that I wanted to get out at once that it led to simple little drawings and paintings. #Quote by Neil Farber
Painting quotes by Guy Consolmagno
#92. Studying the universe engages us in something bigger than ourselves. Science tries to describe, in terms we can only grasp intuitively, things that are beyond our intuition ... all we can hope for is that our physical descriptions, like a song or a good painting, are a faithful evocation of some ineffable truth. #Quote by Guy Consolmagno
Painting quotes by Vincent Van Gogh
#93. I've just kept on ceaselessly painting in order to learn painting. #Quote by Vincent Van Gogh
Painting quotes by Ron Fournier
#94. Sitting in the Oval Office, beneath a painting of George Washington, with a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. over his right shoulder and a bust of Abraham Lincoln over his left shoulder, Obama told 'National Journal' that the country's economic woes are deep and endemic. #Quote by Ron Fournier
Painting quotes by Kenneth Koch
#95. I was influenced by surrealist poetry and painting as were thousands of other people, and it seems to me to have become a part of the way I write, but it's not. #Quote by Kenneth Koch
Painting quotes by Alice Walker
#96. The absence of models, in literature as in life, to say nothing of painting, is an occupational hazard for the artist, simply because models in art, in behavior, in growth of spirit and intellect
even if rejected
enrich and enlarge one's view of existence. Deadlier still, to the artist who lacks models, is the curse of ridicule, the bringing to bear on an artist's best work, especially his or her most original, most strikingly deviant, only a fund of ignorance and the presumption that as an artist's critic one's judgement is free of the restrictions imposed by prejudice, and is well informed, indeed, about all the art in the world that really matters. #Quote by Alice Walker
Painting quotes by A.P. Sweet
#97. We make our own music.
We paint our own future. #Quote by A.P. Sweet
Painting quotes by Gena Showalter
#98. I caught you, saved you from painting the ground with your organs. You owed me a favor, and I asked for a single day without bloodshed.' 'Yeah, but you didn't specify which day.' With that, Paris dismissed the angel. #Quote by Gena Showalter
Painting quotes by Marcel Duchamp
#99. Dada was an extreme protest against the physical side of painting. It was a metaphysical attitude. #Quote by Marcel Duchamp
Painting quotes by Lemony Snicket
#100. Stealing, of course, is a crime, and a very impolite thing to do. But like most impolite things, it is excusable under certain circumstances. Stealing is not excusable if, for instance, you are in a museum and you decide that a certain painting would look better in your house, and you simply grab the painting and take it there. But if you were very, very hungry, and you had no way of obtaining money, it would be excusable to grab the painting, take it to your house, and eat it. #Quote by Lemony Snicket
Painting quotes by Fiona Mozley
#101. But I don't have any real interest in anything, you know. I don't really care about anything. Not about the sea or the outdoors or nature or anything. I don't really have any hobbies. My mother and grandmother used to sew things.' She picked up one of the embroidered cushions. 'But it doesn't interest me. I do things for a bit and then get bored. Like painting or writing. It interested me for a while but I gave up.
I think about swimming but I don't swim,' she said. 'I imagine what it would be like to be in the water, especially the sea. I imagine what it would be like to dip my body into the freezing salt water and how it would feel to be fully submerged and then come up for air but I never do it. I don't go to the beach and I don't get into the water. Sometimes I think I could have been an actor. It's the one profession I've never tried. In one way or another, I have spent my whole life impersonating other people. Acting out fantasies with personalities that I've made up in my head. Brave people that go about the world and do things. But it's not like it's the achievements that matter to me, it's the interest. The interest the people I play take in the world around them. I suppose they love it in a way that I don't. They're fanatics. #Quote by Fiona Mozley
Painting quotes by Alexis Denisof
#102. I was dishwasher, then promoted to chef in a local kitchen in a restaurant in Seattle, and I was working on a building site as well, putting in insulation and painting houses, and then doing some classes at a community college nearby. #Quote by Alexis Denisof
Painting quotes by Dan Rice
#103. There are three forms of visual art: Painting is art to look at, sculpture is art you can walk around, and architecture is art you can walk through #Quote by Dan Rice
Painting quotes by Gary Hume
#104. I have to take it as a given that I have got a certain ability to do something. I can be an artist, which is take something and transform it into another thing. I can just see something, and I can see my painting. #Quote by Gary Hume
Painting quotes by Winston Churchill
#105. Beginning with audacity is a very great part of the art of painting. #Quote by Winston Churchill
Painting quotes by Fernando Araujo Perdomo
#106. Only now I'm learning to enjoy not being in charge of what the next stroke will do to the whole painting. I'm still learning that there are no mistakes, only discoveries. #Quote by Fernando Araujo Perdomo
Painting quotes by Wolf Kahn
#107. Painting is a visceral experience, one loaded with subtle information. Only Cezanne could get away with a system. #Quote by Wolf Kahn
Painting quotes by Aldo Leopold
#108. I know a painting so evanescent that it is seldom viewed at all except by some wandering deer. It is a river who wields the brush and it is the same river who before I can bring my friends to view his work erases it forever from human view. After that it exists only in my mind's eye. #Quote by Aldo Leopold
Painting quotes by Stella Vine
#109. I think there is a total equality for me between painting a literary figure or Kate Moss or my Mum or a dog or a bird. To me, they are all absolutely equal. #Quote by Stella Vine
Painting quotes by Grace Hartigan
#110. I don't mind being miserable as long as I'm painting well. #Quote by Grace Hartigan
Painting quotes by Steve Martin
#111. It was easier to sell a painting that was not for sale. #Quote by Steve Martin
Painting quotes by William Boyd
#112. But you have to admit there are great photographs,' I said.

'All right..There are memorable photographs. Remarkable photographs.'

'So, what makes them memorable or remarkable? What criteria do you use to judge them? To make that decision?'

'I don't think about it. I just know. Instinct.'

'Then maybe you should think about it. You judge a great photo in the same way you judge a great painting or a film or a play or a statue. It's art mon ami #Quote by William Boyd
Painting quotes by Rose Byrne
#113. Art, a book, a painting, a song, can definitely inspire change, whether it's a small change or a big change but you know there's novels I've read or a scene in a film that I've seen where I definitely inspired something and made a change or addressed an issue in my life or done something cliche like make a phone call. #Quote by Rose Byrne
Painting quotes by Robert Reynolds
#114. Subject matter does not determine a successful painting. It is the manner in which one personally envisions and interprets the subject that is the magical equation. #Quote by Robert Reynolds
Painting quotes by Edward O. Wilson
#115. Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal. #Quote by Edward O. Wilson
Painting quotes by Charles R. Swindoll
#116. I'm glad ... that Edison didn't give up on the light bulb. That Luther refused to back down. That Michelangelo kept painting. That Lindbergh kept flying. #Quote by Charles R. Swindoll
Painting quotes by Eugene Delacroix
#117. Painters who are not colorists produce illumination, not painting. #Quote by Eugene Delacroix
Painting quotes by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
#118. To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them. #Quote by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Painting quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#119. There are dance artists, painting artists and writing artists. Authors are writing artists. You can practice art in whatever medium you choose, and words are mine. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Painting quotes by Richard Schmid
#120. I see the things and people and events in my daily world as an endless succession of paintings. #Quote by Richard Schmid
Painting quotes by Malcolm Morley
#121. Psychoanalysis comes down to the process itself - the self, and life. I think I can say that I'm friends with the unconscious life, but I've never tried to make a painting directly from a dream. #Quote by Malcolm Morley
Painting quotes by Vonda N. McIntyre
#122. Saavik gazed calmly at the viewscreen. She was aesthetically elegant in the spare, understated, esoterically powerful manner of a Japanese brush-painting. #Quote by Vonda N. McIntyre
Painting quotes by Nigel Tomm
#123. I'm painting color squares. One
square - one color. That's what I paint. #Quote by Nigel Tomm
Painting quotes by Buffy Sainte-Marie
#124. The paintings are transferred from my computer to a disk, and I can hand it to the printer this way; or I can modem the painting to the printer over the phone lines from my house in Hawaii. #Quote by Buffy Sainte-Marie
Painting quotes by Alain De Botton
#125. Every realistic picture represents a choice as to which features of reality should be given prominence; no painting ever captures the whole ... #Quote by Alain De Botton
Painting quotes by Nina Jacobson
#126. I'm very superstitious. I come from a family that's big on not painting the nursery until the baby is home. #Quote by Nina Jacobson
Painting quotes by Albert Memmi
#127. Colonized painting, for instance, is balanced between poles. From excessive submission to Europe resulting in depersonalization, it passes to such a violent return to self that it is obnoxious and esthetically illusory. The right balance not being found, the self-accusation continues. Before and during the revolt, the colonized always considers the colonizer as a model or as an antithesis. He continues to struggle against him. He was torn between what he was and what he wanted to be, and now he is making of himself. Nonetheless, the painful discord with himself continues.
In order to witness the colonized's complete cure, his alienation must completely cease. We must await the complete disappearance of colonization
including the period of revolt. #Quote by Albert Memmi
Painting quotes by Marc Chagall
#128. What counts is art. painting, a kind of painting that is quite different from what everyone makes it out to be. But what kind? Will God or someone else give me the strength to breathe the breath of prayer and mourning into my paintings, the breath of prayer for redemption and resurrection? #Quote by Marc Chagall
Painting quotes by Gustave Courbet
#129. Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things. #Quote by Gustave Courbet
Painting quotes by Paul Klee
#130. Polyphonic painting is superior to music in that there, the time element becomes a spatial element. The notion of simultaneity stands out even more richly. #Quote by Paul Klee
Painting quotes by Pablo Picasso
#131. One must act in painting as in life, directly. #Quote by Pablo Picasso
Painting quotes by Ivan Goncharov
#132. A lover of comfort might shrug after looking at the whole apparent jumble of furniture, old paintings, statues with missing arms and legs, engravings that were sometimes bad but precious in memory, and bric-a-brac. Only the eye of a connoisseur would have blazed with eagerness at the sight of this painting or that, some book yellowed with age, a piece of old porcelain, or stones and coins.
But the furniture and paintings of different ages, the bric-a-brac that meant nothing to anyone but had been marked for them both by a happy hour or memorable moment, and the ocean of books and sheet music breathed a warm life that oddly stimulated the mind and aesthetic sense. Present everywhere was vigilant thought. The beauty of human effort shone here, just as the eternal beauty of nature shone all around.
pp. 492-493 #Quote by Ivan Goncharov
Painting quotes by Hetti Perkins
#133. This is another world to the ones most Australians know. It was explained by my father once that it's like a blanket on the ground. We, the uninitiated, only see the blanket. Lift it up and that's what our elders ... see - the real thing - a world most of us will never know or understand. Through their paintings, artists ... offer us a glimpse of the world of dreams where the past, present and the future link. #Quote by Hetti Perkins
Painting quotes by Banksy
#134. Remember crime against property is not real crime. People look at an oil painting and admire the use of brushstrokes to convey meaning. People look at a graffiti painting and admire the use of a drainpipe to gain access. #Quote by Banksy
Painting quotes by Harold Rosenberg
#135. The new painting has broken down every distinction between art and life. #Quote by Harold Rosenberg
Painting quotes by Peter Heller
#136. You lose yourself and just about vanish and the painting asserts and fills and flows over the dam and down into the streambed of everything you have ever experienced and thought, and carries you both on a current that takes you into a country that neither of you have ever seen. Where you have never been. #Quote by Peter Heller
Painting quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#137. You're getting better, my lady."
"Don't patronize me."
"No, really, Your Highness. When you started painting five years ago, I could never tell what it was you were trying to depict."
"And this is a painting of ."
Ashe paused. "A bowl of fruit?" he asked hopefully.
Sarene sighed in frustration.
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"Beautifully - which is more than I can say for the painting." He paused for a
moment. "It's a horse, right?"
Sarene scowled.
"A house?" he asked.
"It is not a bowl of fruit either, my lord," Ashe said. "I already tried that."
"Well, she said it was one of the paintings in this room," Lukel said. "All we
have to do is keep guessing until we find the right one."
"Brilliant deduction, Master Lukel." Ashe said. #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Painting quotes by Debasish Mridha
#138. A poem is a painting with imagery and words; a painting is a poem of color on a reflecting mirror. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Painting quotes by Lawrence Weiner
#139. You can't have a $2 million painting unless it's on the wall somewhere and somebody saw it. #Quote by Lawrence Weiner
Painting quotes by Jandy Nelson
#140. Portrait: The Boy with All the Keys in the World with All the Locks #Quote by Jandy Nelson
Painting quotes by Jhumpa Lahiri
#141. In fiction, plenty do the job of conveying information, rousing suspense, painting characters, enabling them to speak. But only certain sentences breathe and shift about, like live matter in soil. #Quote by Jhumpa Lahiri
Painting quotes by Sophie Blackall
#142. Some people have recognized their friends in my paintings, but I'm not directly responsible for any hooking up as far as I know! #Quote by Sophie Blackall
Painting quotes by Paul Copperman
#143. Consider what a child misses during the 15, 000 hours (from birth to age seventeen) he spends in front of the TV screen. He is not working in the garage with his father, or in the garden with his mother. He is not doing homework, or reading, or collecting stamps. He is not cleaning his room, washing the supper dishes, or cutting the lawn. He is not listening to a discussion about community politics among his parents and their friends. He is not playing baseball or going fishing, or painting pictures. Exactly what does television offer that is so valuable it can replace these activities that transform an impulsive, self-absorbed child into a critically thinking adult? #Quote by Paul Copperman
Painting quotes by Ben E. King
#144. I think that the song, the song "Stand By Me" is one of those songs that ... and someone asked me, what was you thinking about or what was you feeling about? It's something that, songwriters just write songs. It's like an artist that paints. They paint what they feel. It's not, it's not about how many of these painting I'll sell it's just how they feel at the moment. And that's how I wrote "Stand By Me". #Quote by Ben E. King
Painting quotes by Kathleen Tessaro
#145. An uninterrupted view of the Paris skyline was spread out before her, like a giant landscape painting rendered in shades of blue-grey, charcoal and purple-tinted umber; the dreamy palette of shifting shadows at twilight. The blue hour. #Quote by Kathleen Tessaro
Painting quotes by Ivan Klima
#146. A picture was a motionless record of motion. An arrested representation of life. A picture was the kiss of death pretending to possess immutability. #Quote by Ivan Klima
Painting quotes by Anna Banks
#147. What's Toraf's favorite color?"
She shrugs. "Whatever I tell him it is."
I raise a brow at her. "Don't know, huh?"
She crosses her arms. "Who cares anyway? We're not painting his toenails."
"I think what's she's trying to say, honey bunches, is that maybe you should paint your nails his favorite color, to show him you're thinking about him," Rachel says, seasoning her words with tact.
Rayna sets her chin. "Emma doesn't paint her nails Galen's favorite color."
Startled that Galen has a favorite color and I don't know it, I say, "Uh, well, he doesn't like nail polish." That is to say, he's never mentioned it before.
When a brilliant smile lights up her whole face, I know I've been busted. "You don't know his favorite color!" she says, actually pointing at me.
"Yes, I do," I say, searching Rachel's face for the answer. She shrugs.
Rayna's smirk is the epitome of I know something you don't know. Smacking it off her face is my first reflex, but I hold back, as I always do, because of the kiss I shared with Toraf and the way it hurt her. Sometimes I catch her looking at me with that same expression she had on the beach, and I feel like fungus, even though she deserved it at the time.
Refusing to fold, I eye the buffet of nail polish scattered before me. Letting my fingers roam over the bottles, I shop the paints, hoping one of them stands out to me. To save my life, I can't think of any one color he wears more often. He doesn't have #Quote by Anna Banks
Painting quotes by Hokusai Katsushika
#148. I have been in love with painting ever since I became conscious of it at the age of six. I drew some pictures I thought fairly good when I was fifty, but really nothing I did before the age of seventy was of any value at all. At seventy-three I have at last caught every aspect of nature–birds, fish, animals, insects, trees, grasses, all. When I am eighty I shall have developed still further and I will really master the secrets of art at ninety. When I reach a hundred my work will be truly sublime and my final goal will be attained around the age of one hundred and ten, when every line and dot I draw will be imbued with life. - from Hokusai's 'The Art Crazy Old Man #Quote by Hokusai Katsushika
Painting quotes by Yann Martel
#149. Just as music is noise that makes sense, a painting is colour that makes sense, so a story is life that makes sense. #Quote by Yann Martel
Painting quotes by Theophile Gautier
#150. The arts teach and moralise by their beauty alone, not by translating a philosophical or social formula. For the truly artistic person, painting has itself as it's purpose, which is quite enough. #Quote by Theophile Gautier
Painting quotes by Hannah Mary Rothschild
#151. ...love is as much an art as painting or living; it requires practice, finesse, determination, humility, energy and delicacy. #Quote by Hannah Mary Rothschild
Painting quotes by Ellar Coltrane
#152. The only thing in life that really gives me any peace is just being lost in the process of creating something, whether it's the film or painting and drawing, which has been a big part of my life, for a long time. #Quote by Ellar Coltrane
Painting quotes by Jay Leno
#153. What's going on with the Oakland Raiders? You know, I don't want to say the Raiders are bad, but you know, now, a lot of fans are painting their faces just so they won't be recognized. #Quote by Jay Leno
Painting quotes by Blaise Pascal
#154. How vain painting is, exciting admiration by its resemblance to things of which we do not admire the originals. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Painting quotes by Thomas Kinkade
#155. I love audio books, and when I paint I'm always listening to a book. I find that my imagination really takes flight in the painting process when I'm listening to audio books. #Quote by Thomas Kinkade
Painting quotes by Yann Martel
#156. Henry had written a novel because there was a hole in him that needed filling, a question that needed answering, a patch of canvas that needed painting - that blend of anxiety, curiosity and joy that is at the origin of art - and he had filled the hole, answered the question, splashed colour on the canvas, all done for himself, because he had to. Then complete strangers told him that his book had filled a hole in them, had answered a question, had brought colour to their lives. The comfort of strangers, be it a smile, a pat on the shoulder or a word of praise, is truly a comfort. #Quote by Yann Martel
Painting quotes by Jarod Kintz
#157. Snow on one side of the canvas, silence on the other. I'd call that a perfect painting. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Painting quotes by Andrew Miller
#158. Artists could never, would never, harm anybody. They're too busy painting. Same with ad drunks. They might be a bit useless at functional tasks, they may break things (small objects, precious objects, door handles, car accessories, and such), but they're too pissed to get seriously involved in anything. #Quote by Andrew Miller
Painting quotes by Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
#159. It is time to have real conversations. Even in high crime areas – everybody in that area is not committing crimes. Everybody on the police force is not corrupt. Just like everybody in the hospital is not sick. Everybody in the jailhouse is not an inmate. What America and the media have to stop doing is painting the picture with such a broad stroke. We have to begin to deal with each incident and each individual as that – an individual incident. Until then, we will continue to have the needless loss of lives and unnecessary force. #Quote by Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Painting quotes by Anjelica Huston
#160. Writing must certainly be one of the hardest professions - writing and painting. #Quote by Anjelica Huston
Painting quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#161. Painting seems to be to the eye what dancing is to the limbs. When that has educated the frame to self-possession, to nimbleness,to grace, the steps of the dancing-master are better forgotten; so painting teaches me the splendor of color and the expression of form, and as I see many pictures and higher genius in the art, I see the boundless opulence of the pencil, the indifferency in which the artist stands free to choose out of the possible forms. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Painting quotes by Mike Svob
#162. All paintings are abstract ideas, not representations of a true reality. #Quote by Mike Svob
Painting quotes by Salman Rushdie
#163. All art began as sacred art, you know? I mean, all painting began as religious painting. All writing began as religious writing. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Painting quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#164. In the entr'acte Levin and Pestsov fell into an argument upon the merits and defects of music of the Wagner school. Levin maintained that the mistake of Wagner and all his followers lay in their trying to take music into the sphere of another art, just as poetry goes wrong when it tries to paint a face as the art of painting ought to do, and as an instance of this mistake he cited the sculptor who carved in marble certain poetic phantasms flitting round the figure of the poet on the pedestal. "These phantoms were so far from being phantoms that they were positively clinging on the ladder," said Levin. [ ... ] Pestsov maintained that art is one, and that it can attain its highest manifestations only by conjunction with all kinds of art. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Painting quotes by Karsten Harries
#165. Within the category of Kitsch we can thus distinguish between more and less successful paintings. Kitsch, too has its masterpieces. #Quote by Karsten Harries
Painting quotes by James Whistler
#166. As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight and the subject-matter has nothing to do with harmony of sound or of color. #Quote by James Whistler
Painting quotes by Karla Kuskin
#167. The hardest thing in the world is being a critic of your own work. For me time has always been the best critic. If I can put something away and then come back, it's like taking a painting you're working on, turning it upside down, squinting at it, or walking away to get a new view. Time helps you know whether it's worth saving or whether it should be dumped. #Quote by Karla Kuskin
Painting quotes by Rex Brandt
#168. The painting is usually finished before you are. #Quote by Rex Brandt
Painting quotes by John Constable
#169. Still I should paint my own places best; painting is with me but another word for feeling, and I associate "my careless boyhood" with all that lies on the banks of the Stour; those scenes made me a painter, and I am grateful; that is, I had often thought of pictures of them before ever I touched a pencil, and your picture ['The White Horse'] is one of the strongest instance I can recollect of it. #Quote by John Constable
Painting quotes by Virginia Postrel
#170. Unlike painting, sculpture, or music, typefaces must be useful to someone. Fortunately for designers, the digital age has produced new problems to solve - developing typefaces that work on mobile phones, for one - and enabled better solutions to old problems. #Quote by Virginia Postrel
Painting quotes by Walter J. Phillips
#171. It is often said that the modern exhibition has ruined painting. It is an unfortunate fact that it does encourage competition, so that, to attract attention to his work, an artist is tempted to descend to sensationalism, whether it is expressed by strong colour, grotesque handling, unusual subject, or sheer size. #Quote by Walter J. Phillips
Painting quotes by David Berkowitz Chicago
#172. By means of art, man values the value of his worldview and the event. With it, the man moves to the ground and phosphoresces at the darkness of reality, illuminating his dark path with its splendor, like a magical dark-eyed eye, so it moves between the stars and so lives. #Quote by David Berkowitz Chicago
Painting quotes by F. Murray Abraham
#173. Milos said, You're my first choice. From my point of view, that doesn't pay the rent. I said, Tell me what I have to do next because I'm busy painting my kitchen. #Quote by F. Murray Abraham
Painting quotes by Helen Van Wyk
#174. A painting is a collection of a series of corrections. #Quote by Helen Van Wyk
Painting quotes by Conor Oberst
#175. If the world could remain within a frame like a painting on the wall, I think we'd see the beauty then and stand staring in awe. #Quote by Conor Oberst
Painting quotes by H.L. Mencken
#176. One is conscious of no brave and noble earnestness in it, of no generalized passion for intellectual and spiritual adventure, of no organized determination to think things out. What is there is a highly self-conscious and insipid correctness, a bloodless respectability submergence of matter in manner
in brief, what is there is the feeble, uninspiring quality of German painting and English music. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Painting quotes by Alison Espach
#177. Death was just an image, I told myself, a coming together of events in a single frame, and pain was just a part of the painting and haven't we learned our lesson? Meaning is most poignant when never fully accessed. #Quote by Alison Espach
Painting quotes by Patti Smith
#178. If I'm really working on something, writing or painting or really concentrating, I don't even think about brushing my hair. #Quote by Patti Smith
Painting quotes by Anne-Marie O'Connor
#179. The lawyer was Randol Schoenberg, the grandson of a venerated Viennese composer who had fled the rise of Hitler. The return of this ominous heir was anything but welcome. The painting Schoenberg sought was a shimmering gold masterpiece, painted a century earlier, by the artistic heretic Gustav Klimt. It was a portrait of a Viennese society beauty, Adele Bloch-Bauer. #Quote by Anne-Marie O'Connor
Painting quotes by Eric Fischl
#180. My primary thing is to make a painting, not necessarily to make a painting to sell for gazillions of dollars, but just to make a painting. #Quote by Eric Fischl
Painting quotes by Anatoli Rybakov
#181. My descendants will manage without my portrait' she smiled. Anyway they'll have plenty of photographs of me. To this our famous conductor replied that a photograph only gives the outward appearance of the person,whereas a painting reveals the inner world. #Quote by Anatoli Rybakov
Painting quotes by Ali Banisadr
#182. I never think about actual things when I'm painting. I'm not thinking, "I'm going to put a person here, a tree here and a bird there." The beginning stage is always the sound. From that, slowly, stories come about based on what I'm reading or thinking at the time, but if I didn't have that sound I don't know what I would do. #Quote by Ali Banisadr
Painting quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke
#183. Music: breathing of statues. Perhaps:
silence of paintings. You language where all language
ends. You time
standing vertically on the motion of mortal hearts.
Feelings for whom? O you the transformation
of feelings into what?
: into audible landscape.
You stranger: music. You heart-space
grown out of us. The deepest space in us,
which, rising above us, forces its way out,
holy departure:
when the innermost point in us stands
outside, as the most practiced distance, as the other
side of the air:
pure,
boundless,
no longer habitable. #Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke
Painting quotes by Danny Huston
#184. I loved painting and drawing for many reasons. One of them was that all it really required was me, a pencil and a pad. It was something I was passionate about, and still am. #Quote by Danny Huston
Painting quotes by Clare Bohning
#185. I wasn't ready to be done. Emma's birthday was the next week. I was going to sit her on my knee and tell her about the time I went to Italy with Julia, long before we had kids. Long before we got married, for that matter. I saw a painting that looked just like Emma; the girl in the painting was a beautiful, regal queen. I wanted Emma to know she was a queen."
If ghosts could cry, Mr. Grumpy would be crying. He looked at Richard. "Do you think she knows she is a queen? #Quote by Clare Bohning
Painting quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#186. Sculpture and painting have the effect of teaching us manners and abolishing hurry. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Painting quotes by Louis Aragon
#187. The painting of tomorrow will use the photographic eye as it has used the human eye. #Quote by Louis Aragon
Painting quotes by Vincent Van Gogh
#188. I must continue to follow the path I take now. If I do nothing, if I study nothing, if I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it - keep going, keep going come what may.
But what is your final goal, you may ask. That goal will become clearer, will emerge slowly but surely, much as the rough draught turns into a sketch, and the sketch into a painting through the serious work done on it, through the elaboration of the original vague idea and through the consolidation of the first fleeting and passing thought. #Quote by Vincent Van Gogh
Painting quotes by Babatunde Adebimpe
#189. I was living in a loft with Dave Sitek - this loft full of people just working on their stuff. Some were painting, some were writing. Any plans you had were kind of like a plan for the next two months. #Quote by Babatunde Adebimpe
Painting quotes by Ellsworth Kelly
#190. Everything that I saw became something to be made, and it had to be exactly as it was, with nothing added. It was a new freedom: there was no longer the need to compose. The subject was there already made, and I could take from everything. It all belonged to me: a glass roof of a factory, with its broken and patched panels, lines on a road map, a corner of a Braque painting, paper fragments in the street. It was all the same: anything goes. #Quote by Ellsworth Kelly
Painting quotes by David Berkowitz Chicago
#191. Art is like hard digging. Without daily searching, nothing can be found. #Quote by David Berkowitz Chicago
Painting quotes by Lynne Cox
#192. How much longer should I wait? The answer came to me. Wait as long as you need to. The waiting is as important as doing; it's the time you spent training and the rest in between; it's painting the subject and the space in between; it's the reading and the thinking about what you've read; it's the written words that , what is said, what is left unsaid, the space between the thoughts on the page, that makes the story, and it's the space between the notes, the intervals between fast and slow, that makes the music. It's the love of being together, the spacing, the tension of being apart, that brings you back together. #Quote by Lynne Cox
Painting quotes by John French Sloan
#193. Every good picture leaves the painter eager to start again, unsatisfied, inspired by the rich mine in which he is working, hoping for more energy, more vitality, more time - condemned to painting for life. #Quote by John French Sloan
Painting quotes by Claude Monet
#194. I haven't many years left ahead of me and I must devote all my time to painting, in the hope of achieving something worthwhile in the end, something if possible that will satisfy me. #Quote by Claude Monet
Painting quotes by Steve Martin
#195. An artist who painted a face was now 'playing with the idea of portraiture,' or 'exploring push-pull aesthetics,' or toying with contradictions like 'menacing-slash-playful,' but he or she was never, ever, just painting a face. #Quote by Steve Martin
Painting quotes by Sarah Ganz Blyth
#196. ...belief that a painting is a window onto another world requires a leap of faith, a willingness to be won over by what lies within the frame. #Quote by Sarah Ganz Blyth
Painting quotes by William Blake
#197. What has reason to do with the art of painting? #Quote by William Blake
Painting quotes by Serena Sutcliffe
#198. Wine is a sensual pleasure. Its real value is when it splashes into the glass. It is not in the category of a Degas painting. The point is not for people to go to their cellar and stroke their bottles. #Quote by Serena Sutcliffe
Painting quotes by Frank Schoonmaker
#199. Taste and smell are often the beggars among our five senses - they leave no written language and therefore no standards other than wholly personal ones. Tasting a superlative Moselle wine can be an aesthetic experience no less genuine than hearing a Mozart piano concerto or seeing for the first time an original Breughel painting. #Quote by Frank Schoonmaker
Painting quotes by Gretchen Rubin
#200. One of the most important elements of my identity is my identity as a reader. I love to read - really, if I'm honest with myself, it's practically the only activity that I truly love to do. #Quote by Gretchen Rubin

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