Painters Art Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 79 Quotes About Painters Art

#1. It's the duty of all novelists, all painters, all musicians, all people who try to make art move: to look for something they feel authentically, without paying attention to styles. - Author: Nathalie Sarraute
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#2. They dabbled in dark magic like finger painters in first grade art class, and then most of them were either killed by their creations or ran the other way from the nightmares they unleashed. - Author: Katherine McIntyre
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#3. Good art theory must smell of the studio, although its language should differ from the household talk of painters and sculptors. - Author: Rudolf Arnheim
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#4. The painter knew that color was not something you controlled but something you set free. He believed that color knew its way home. - Author: Thomas Lloyd Qualls
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#5. I have lived among enough painters and around studios to have had all the theories - and how contradictory they are - rammed down my throat. A man has to have a gizzard like an ostrich to digest all the brass-tacks and wire nails of modern art theories. - Author: D.H. Lawrence
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#6. The best painters, as they progress in reputation and towards perfection, are found to dispense more and more with the technique of the art, for simpler methods. Simplicity never fails to charm. - Author: Honore De Balzac
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#7. Philosophy can forsake too easily the details of experience ... many writers and painters have demonstrated that thinking long about what art is or ought to be ruins the power to write or paint. - Author: Robert Adams
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#8. To me there is no past or future in my art. If a work of art cannot live always in the present it must not be considered at all. The art of the Greeks, of the Egyptians, of the great painters who lived in other times, is not an art of the past; perhaps it is more alive today than it ever was ... - Author: Pablo Picasso
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#9. When I was about seven, one or two people encouraged me, and art became an enormous and important refuge. By adolescence, I was absolutely passionate about it and felt those paintings and those painters, whether they lived a few hundred years ago or were still alive, were somehow my companions. - Author: John Berger
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#10. Cold exactitude is not art ... The so-called consciousness of the majority of painters is only perfection applied to the art of boring. People like that, if they could, would work with the same minute attention on the back of their canvas. - Author: Eugene Delacroix
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#11. Collaborative workshops and writers' peer groups hadn't been invented when I was young. They're a wonderful invention. They put the writer into a community of people all working at the same art, the kind of group musicians and painters and dancers have always had. - Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
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#12. Too many young painters of the day work for the crowd, and not for art. But, then, should not the painters of the day work for the education of the crowd? - Author: M. E. W. Sherwood
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#13. She was an autocrat, didn't really believe in democracy. The benefit of her approach was that, if you work with twenty people and ask everybody's opinion, you would never achieve what she did. - Author: Theresa Sjoquist
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#14. All the painters who appear in our museums are
failures at painting; the only people ever talked
about are failures; the world is divided into two
categories of people: failures and those unknown. - Author: Francis Picabia
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#15. [New Mexico is] the only landscape . . . where Nature is as aesthetic as Art; the only landscape that can compete with the great painters. - Author: Leo Stein
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#16. Theoretical scientists who probe the secrets of the universe and philosophers who seek answers to existence, as well as painters such as Paul Klee who find the thoughts of men of science compatible with art, influence me far more than most photographers. - Author: Wynn Bullock
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#17. At Sarah Lawrence, I realized that everybody was already what they were going to be. The painters were painting, the writers writing, the dancers dancing. And nobody wore any makeup. The art was uppermost. - Author: Alice Walker
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#18. I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange. - Author: Nick Cave
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#19. Painters and sculptors and designers, they take raw materials and turn them into art. Dancers turn themselves into art. We are poetry in motion when we do our jobs right, and we can stop your heart with the point of a toe or the angle of a limb. But - Author: Seanan McGuire
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#20. Art critic! Is that a profession? When I think we are stupid enough, we painters, to solicit those people's compliments and to put ourselves into their hands! What shame! Should we even accept that they talk about our work? - Author: Edgar Degas
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#21. I've got a very wide taste in art. I like Russian icon painters. I like Salvador Dali. It's like music. Sometimes you want to hear Led Zeppelin, and sometimes you want to hear Stravinsky. It just depends. - Author: Peter Webber
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#22. Do go on doing a lot of walking and keep up your love of nature, for that is the right way to understand art better and better. Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see. And there are painters who never do anything that is no good... - Author: Vincent Van Gogh
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#23. For a hundred years, modern painters, stubbornly and in the face of incessant hostility, have moved, step by step, leaving superb monuments by the wayside, towards an art of arrangement whose expressiveness depends less and less upon its elements imitating the objects of the external world. - Author: Robert Motherwell
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#24. Painting doesn't freeze time. It circulates and recycles time like a wheel that turns. Those who were first might well be last. Painting is a very slow art. It doesn't travel with the speed of light. That's why dead painters shine so bright. - Author: Marlene Dumas
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#25. There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun - Author: Pablo Picasso
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#26. Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea. - Author: John Ciardi
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#27. I write about art out of gratitude to painters for the joy and spiritual uplift they have given me. Painters interpret for us the visual glories of God and, in this way, bring us closer to Him. - Author: Susan Vreeland
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#28. Ill-informed intuition is fantastic - it's what great art is. So really old painters or writers or actors are brilliant, because they've finally reached the point when they can let go of al technique. - Author: Helen Mirren
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#29. I love art, and it plays a huge role in my life. It's definitely one of my greatest joys, and I'm a bit fanatical about certain painters and poets and musicians and sculptors. - Author: Jandy Nelson
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#30. the painter had no need for grammar.
words fell from his brushes
already knowing where to stand, sit, lie down. - Author: Thomas Lloyd Qualls
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#31. Art was a way of life in my family. My grandfather, N.C. Wyeth, who died a year before I was born, had been a prominent painter. So was my father, Andrew. My two aunts and two of my uncles also earned a living as painters. - Author: Jamie Wyeth
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#32. [If] it were possible to watch composing in the same way that one can watch painting, if composers could have _ateliers_ as did painters, then it would be clear how superfluous the music theorist is and how he is just as harmful as the art academies. - Author: Arnold Schoenberg
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#33. To me there is no past or future in art. If a work of art cannot live always in the present it must not be considered at all. The art of the Greeks, of the Egyptians, of the great painters who lived in other times, is not an art of the past; perhaps it is more alive today that it ever was. - Author: Pablo Picasso
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#34. The painter folded back the heavy curtain, standing in the stream of light breaking through the damp thickness of the room. He paused, still holding the drape in his hand as he considered with suspicion that a world could exist outside the window. - Author: Thomas Lloyd Qualls
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#35. The history of American art, in a way, begins with Jackson Pollock and his big paintings. This theme of bigness - all painters and sculptors have dealt with it ever since. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#36. Painters
and storytellers, including poets and playwrights and historians, they are the justices of the Supreme Court of Good and Evil, of which I am now a member, and to which you may belong someday! - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#37. That's quite all right, I said. Sfumato, that was what the painters called it; a blurring or elision of the lines, the kind Leonardo had used to give his Mona Lisa her beguiling flux. - Author: Paul Murray
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#38. Degas is one of the very few painters who have given the floor its true importance. - Author: Paul Valery
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#39. The true professional makes art when he is not feeling good, if the studio is too cold or too warm or the walls are falling down. We are painters and we paint. If I were a sculptor, I'd sculpt. - Author: Jack White
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#40. Art always used to involve spirit. Painters painted spirit. They painted by commission things to go into churches, and that was painting spirit. Or they would paint people of wealth, and they would try to show how they had power, and again, this is sort of spirit. - Author: Brian Froud
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#41. At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art. - Author: Brian Eno
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#42. Painters and poets are obliged to exaggerate the proportions of their figures in order to give true perspective. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#43. He had come abroad to enjoy the Flemish painters and all others; but what fair-tressed saint of Van Eyck or Memling was so interesting a figure as Madame de Mauves? - Author: Henry James
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#44. In England, there is a dividing line between artists and illustrators, who are thought inferior to painters. Well, that's absolute rubbish. Some of the most creative work is being done in children's books. In Japan, everything is art. They don't say painting is better than ceramics or dress design. - Author: Brian Wildsmith
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#45. Poets like painters, thus unskilled to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is Nature to advantage dressed, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed. - Author: Alexander Pope
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#46. I liked drawing and painting, because the only failure would be to listen to the doubters who wanted me to stop drawing and painting because 'you aren't going to make a living doing that.' I liked looking in art books at the work of painters. - Author: Billy Childish
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#47. Even the Impressionists, the most innovative artists of their time, sought to paint realistically. They believed that their freer way of portraying the visible world was truer to life than the literal realism of the 'salon painters' who dominated French art throughout the 19th century. - Author: Terry Teachout
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#48. I do not like to be a prophet. I like better to paint than to predict what the next painters will do. Though I have a feeling that consideration of order is very much in the air. - Author: Josef Albers
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#49. As for borrowing Mr. Whistler's ideas about art, the only thoroughly original ideas I have heard him express have had reference to his own superiority as a painter over painters greater than himself. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#50. 'Paint only what you see,' his hero Millet had admonished.
'Imagination is a burden to a painter,' Auguste Renoir had told him. 'Painters are craftsmen, not storytellers. Paint what you see.'
Ah, but what they hadn't said, hadn't warned him about, was how much you could see. - Author: Christopher Moore
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#51. If a thousand painters worked for a thousand years, they could not create a work of art as beautiful as you - Author: Shannon Dermott
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#52. I've always felt that a lot of modern art is a con, and that the most successful painters are often better salesmen and promoters than they are artists. - Author: Donald J. Trump
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#53. Painters strike me as having warm uncomplicated friendships and probably more natural generosity than the practitioners of any other art. Perhaps this is because painting is such a portable, flexible thing. - Author: Paul Theroux
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#54. Many young painters would never have taken their pencils in hand if they could have felt, known, and understood, early enough, what really produced a master like Raphael. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#55. You have wavered uncertainly between two systems, between drawing and coloring, between the painstaking phlegm, the stiff precision, of the old German masters, and the dazzling ardor, the happy fertility, of the Italian painters. - Author: Honore De Balzac
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#56. Whilst the last members were signing it Doctr. Franklin looking towards the Presidents chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be painted, observed to a few members near him, that Painters had found it difficult to distinguish in their art a rising from a setting sun. - Author: James Madison
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#57. She gave life a meaning.
She was art, dressed like a painters pallet, bright and unaware of how goddam beautiful she could be turned into; with the right touch, her smile was the brush and her story was the canvas. - Author: Nikki Rowe
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#58. Painters and poets have equal license in regard to everything. - Author: Horace
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#59. Try to walk as much as you can, and keep your love for nature, for that is the true way to learn to understand art more and more. Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see her. If one really loves nature, one can find beauty everywhere. - Author: Vincent Van Gogh
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#60. I don't like to make a distinction between the writer and the painter , finally , because I do both things anyway . Everybody's dreaming and trying to put down their dreams in the way that their hand knows best . I feel as much a unity , as much comradeship , with painters as I do writers . - Author: Clive Barker
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#61. Two of my grandfathers had been artists, lifelong oil painters, so I was exposed to art very young. I've always been interested in it, although I never pursued it as a career or even as an avocation. - Author: Susan Vreeland
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#62. The so-called conscientiousness of the majority of painters is only perfection applied to the art of boring. - Author: Eugene Delacroix
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#63. I take this art very seriously and passionately. I love what I do. You can't help but grow. That's not to say you don't make mistakes or make bad choices, but that's part of the art. Painters paint bad paintings. - Author: Christopher Meloni
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#64. Why not draw naked guys, just to be fair? Naked women is art, naked guys a no-no, I bet. Probably because most painters are men. - Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
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#65. Forget scientists. The next space launch we should send up painters, poets and musicians. I'd be more interested in what they discover than anything that takes place in a test tube. - Author: James Rozoff
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#66. I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work: human creation is never perfect. - Author: Madeleine L'Engle
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#67. During the Renaissance, women were not allowed to attend art school. Everyone asks, where are the great women painters of the Renaissance? - Author: Karen DeCrow
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#68. The noblest art is the nude. This truth is recognized by all, and followed by painters, sculptors and poets. Only the dancer has forgotten it, who should remember it, as the instrument of [the dance] art is the human body itself. - Author: Isadora Duncan
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#69. producing a kind of momentary Japanese effect, and making him think of those pallid, jade-faced painters of Tokyo who, through the medium of an art that is necessarily immobile, seek to convey the sense of swiftness and motion. The - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#70. Art itself cannot be taught, but craftsmanship can. Architects, painters, sculptors are all craftsmen in the original sense of the word. Thus it is a fundamental requirement of all artistic creativity that every student undergo a thorough training in the workshops of all branches of the crafts. - Author: Walter Gropius
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#71. Modern Art is being used to index me. Surely it was a source but photographers have influenced Modern Art quite as deeply as they have been influenced, maybe more. Anyway painters don't have a copyright on M. A. We were all born in the same upheaval. - Author: Edward Weston
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#72. Digital art software has empowered both the painterly side of photographers, and the photographer side of painters. - Author: Buffy Sainte-Marie
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#73. I'm completely aware of Matisse and what he said, that painters must begin by cutting out their tongues. - Author: Don DeLillo
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#74. Sometimes there are painters or very famous artists who start to become artists after they are dead because an audience or a public know about their art after they die. - Author: Rokia Traore
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#75. Art is not the possession of the few who are recognized writers, painters, musicians; it is the authentic expression of any and all individuality. - Author: John Dewey
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#76. Writers and painters have a medium that can foster self-effacements. Actors haven't. An actor can't hide himself behind paper or canvas. If you're not there your art's not there. That's why we actors are often such self-centered objects. - Author: Elizabeth Goudge
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#77. The painters have no copyright on modern art! ... I believe in, and make no apologies for, photography: it is the most important graphic medium of our day. It does not have to be, indeed cannot be - compared to painting - it has different means and aims. - Author: Edward Weston
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#78. I say that good painters imitated nature; but that bad ones vomited it. - Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
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#79. Many Japanese painters and calligraphers would change their names intentionally to keep their relationship to the art always fresh. This way, others' expectations can be avoided. - Author: Tina Weymouth
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