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Top 91 Quotes About Rembrandt

#1. Remembrance, like Rembrandt, is dark but festive. - Author: Vladimir Nabokov
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#2. You never know about the art world because it's a matter of opinion. If you look at old art like Rembrandt and Vermeer, it's not completely a matter of opinion. The pictures confront you, and you see exactly what it is. In modern art, a lot of it is suggestive, and it becomes a matter of opinion. - Author: Peter Saul
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#3. For Rembrandt, reality is role-playing ... Everyone is portrayed in relation to a social hierarchy. - Author: Peter Schjeldahl
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#4. The same God who created Rembrandt created you, and you are as precious in God's sight as Rembrandt or anyone else. - Author: Zig Ziglar
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#5. A friend of mine says his two favorite artists are Picasso and Rembrandt. Picasso because he paints the beautiful in such an ugly fashion. And Rembrandt because he paints the ugly so beautifully. - Author: Anna Torv
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#6. If all of the steps of surrender are present, then a great Rembrandt or Monet will evoke love because the artist is simply there in all his naked humanity. - Author: Deepak Chopra
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#7. Old age is a hindrance to creativity but cannot crush my youthful spirit. - Author: Rembrandt
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#8. A painting is finished when the artist says it is finished. - Author: Rembrandt
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#9. You don't have to be Picasso or Rembrandt to create something. The fun of it, the joy of creating, is way high above anything else to do with the art form. - Author: Chick Corea
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#10. My goal ... not to go back to Rembrandt ... but to bring the great tradition and whatever is great about it, up to date. - Author: Jack Levine
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#11. Neither Imperial Russia, nor the Russia of the Soviets needs me. They don't understand me. I am a stranger to them. I'm certain Rembrandt loves me. - Author: Marc Chagall
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#12. I believe in Michelangelo, Velasquez, and Rembrandt; in the might of design, the mystery of color, the redemption of all things by Beauty everlasting, and the message of Art that has made these hands blessed. Amen. Amen. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#13. A painting is complete when it has the shadows of a god. - Author: Rembrandt
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#14. I recommend that you should work actively ... and study the artistic structures of Rubens, Rembrandt, Titian, Watteau, Poussin, and other painters, even Chardin, where he is an artist. Study very closely their dabbing manner of execution and try to copy a small piece of canvas, just one square inch. - Author: Kazimir Malevich
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#15. In common with Michelangelo and Rembrandt I am more interested in the line, its rise and fall, than in color. - Author: Edvard Munch
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#16. I gave up painting by 16. I secretly thought I would have been Rembrandt by then. - Author: Damien Hirst
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#17. I can't paint the way they want me to paint and they know that too - Author: Rembrandt
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#18. Picasso, Michelangelo, possibly, might be verging on genius, but I don't think a painter like Rembrandt is a genius. - Author: Damien Hirst
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#19. Rembrandt was an innovator not only in painting but also in commerce. He helped establish a full-fledged art market in seventeenth-century Amsterdam. "Rembrandt's obsession with the intricacies of the market system permeated his life and his work, - Author: John McMillan
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#20. I have had three masters, Nature, Velasquez, and Rembrandt. - Author: Francisco Goya
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#21. If I owned a Rembrandt and it had some dull colors, I don't think I'd go put reds and yellows in there just to brighten it up. I feel the same way about old golf courses. When you have a masterpiece, I sure wouldn't tinker with it. - Author: Ray Floyd
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#22. One day the last portrait of Rembrandt and the last bar of Mozart will have ceased to be - though possibly a colored canvas and a sheet of notes will remain - because the last eye and the last ear accessible to their message will have gone. - Author: Oswald Spengler
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#23. I was thinking that Rembrandt would have like to paint you. - Author: Irving Stone
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#24. Besides, isn't it confoundedly easy to think you're a great man if you aren't burdened with the slightest idea that Rembrandt, Beethoven, Dante or Napoleon ever lived? - Author: Stefan Zweig
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#25. As a boy, I used to look at reproductions of Rembrandt's portraits ... the people in his paintings were so real I felt I knew them ... It is his empathy for the sitter, combined with his enjoyment and dexerity in handling paint that captured my imagination then, and is what I am striving for still. - Author: David Cobley
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#26. Tell you something, my friend - if I worked hard and really wanted it, there might be a real Rembrandt on my wall someday.
Sure.
In a job like this, there is nowhere to go but up.
In a way, that's the scary part ... - Author: Stephen King
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#27. If you spend your life walking through somebody else's museum, you never find out whether you're Rembrandt or not. - Author: Adam Carolla
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#28. A work is finished when an artist realizes his intentions. - Author: Rembrandt
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#29. In a burning building I would save a cat before a Rembrandt. - Author: Alberto Giacometti
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#30. Of course you will say that I ought to be practical and ought to try and paint the way they want me to paint. Well, I will tell you a secret. I have tried and I have tried very hard, but I can't do it. I just can't do it! And that is why I am just a little crazy. - Author: Rembrandt
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#31. Rembrandt was way ahead of his time. It's as if he was painting an amateur theatrical, or a professional theatrical, in his studio. It's a kind of performance. - Author: Peter Schjeldahl
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#32. Rembrandt's first name was Beauregard, which is why he never used it. - Author: Dave Barry
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#33. I am a big fan of the Impressionists, and in my school days, I was inspired by Caravaggio, Velazquez and Rembrandt. - Author: Ronnie Wood
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#34. Shakespeare and Rembrandt have in common the faculty of quickening speculation and compelling the minds of men to combat and discussion. - Author: William Ernest Henley
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#35. Rembrandt is not a painter at all. He is a creator, who creates his beings, three dimensional living beings, on a two-dimensional flat surface which acts as a mute, and enforces silence on them. - Author: Sylvia Townsend Warner
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#36. The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen. - Author: Walter Bagehot
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#37. Since music has never had a Rembrandt, we have remained nothing more than musicians. - Author: Morton Feldman
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#38. I wanted to paint in a folk-artist-y way. My heroes were Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, and Rembrandt. I think Picasso is about as a modern as I got. But I incorporated things that they rejected as well as movements that happened later. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#39. I looked at Rembrandt and Superman, Matisse and Bugs Bunny, and began to make my own pictures. - Author: Mordicai Gerstein
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#40. You can simulate perfection, but it's not the same. Some one can do a copy of Rembrandt, but it's not a Rembrandt. It doesn't have the vibration or the power. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#41. One association with the arts that I vividly remember was a magazine called Normal Instructor, a teachers' magazine, that Miss George would hold up with illustrations of great artworks like [Vincent] van Gogh and Rembrandt [van Rijn]. - Author: Paul Smith
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#42. I thought it would be very nice to become Picasso or Rembrandt, or a van Gogh. - Author: Dick Bruna
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#43. You don't leave the film alone. You have a new audience, and you have a new medium. Why would you leave it alone? Film is not an antique. It's not a relic. It's not a Leonardo da Vinci. I don't want someone painting over a da Vinci or Rembrandt. But these movies aren't that. - Author: William Friedkin
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#44. This was pointed out to me by somebody who referred to the paintings of Rembrandt and his use of light: some elements are highlighted while others are obscured or even pushed back into the dark. And it's something that we do - we bring out elements that we want to emphasise. - Author: Abbas Kiarostami
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#45. A painting is not made to be sniffed. - Author: Rembrandt
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#46. Describing beauty is almost impossible because we perceive it, rather than describe it. If you look at a Rembrandt painting and start to try and describe what the beauty is you see, your words sound absolutely pathetic. - Author: John Lennox
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#47. I never want to abandon my roots. I want to give my past and the history of painting the importance it deserves, including the masters like Rembrandt, who built up the surface of the canvas with transparent layers. - Author: Jose Parla
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#48. The people at large absolutely gave James Brown respect. He was an original like a Rembrandt or a Picasso - Author: Aretha Franklin
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#49. You'd never look at a Rembrandt and say, 'That's just wood and canvas and paint - how much?!' It's all about how many people want it. It works on a pair of jeans as well - they're just material and stitching, and as soon as you walk out of the shop, they're worth nothing. - Author: Damien Hirst
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#50. You can have an art experience in front of a Rembrandt ... or in front of a piece of graphic design. - Author: Stefan Sagmeister
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#51. Barrow, who evidently had never seen an atlas, felt superior to Descartes, Rembrandt, and Beethoven. - Author: Ken Follett
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#52. Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God. - Author: Rembrandt
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#53. An ox carcass by Rembrandt seems so utterly butchered as to be agonisingly still alive. A - Author: Simon Schama
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#54. In a fire, between a Rembrandt and a cat, I would save the cat. - Author: Alberto Giacometti
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#55. I would have liked to be - indeed, I should have been - a second Rembrandt. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#56. Think of your day as a blank canvas, and everything you say, your art upon it. Then join your loved ones and friends, and create lasting beauty together, worthy of your inner Rembrandt. - Author: Tom Althouse
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#57. A real Rembrandt hung in a millionaire's home elevator would undoubtedly make for kitsch. - Author: Matei Calinescu
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#58. I was called Rembrandt Hope in my boxing days, because I spent so much time on the canvas. - Author: Bob Hope
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#59. No, I don't believe in genius. I believe in freedom. I think anyone can do it. Anyone can be like Rembrandt. - Author: Damien Hirst
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#60. Imagine someone pointing to a place in the iris of a Rembrandt eye and saying, 'The walls of my room should be painted this color. - Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
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#61. I love the Dutch impressionists - Vermeer, Rembrandt. What they were able to do with light was astonishing. As for photographers, I think mostly of the Hungarians: Robert Capa, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Jozsef Pesci. In fact, I have one of his photographs hanging in my house. - Author: Vilmos Zsigmond
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#62. Art is not made only one way, art is a point of view? Rembrandt in our days would be Rembrandt again, because the work of the master is his self. But in order to be Rembrandt in ourdayshe would have used new ways that would give a new culture. - Author: Marianne Von Werefkin
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#63. Rembrandt didn't idealize his subjects. He painted what he saw, which was a mixture of glory and fallenness. He was criticized by his contemporaries for using washerwomen as his models rather than women who looked like Greek goddesses. - Author: Steve Turner
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#64. Without atmosphere a painting is nothing. - Author: Rembrandt
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#65. Sincerity is the eventual deception of all great men. - Author: Rembrandt
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#66. An honest man always values earning honor over wealth. - Author: Rembrandt
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#67. Titian, Rembrandt and Goya were the great painters. I am only a public clown. - Author: Pablo Picasso
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#68. You may never see a Rembrandt or the Sistine Chapel, but aren't you glad as a human being they are still there? Probably the only thing that separates us from other creatures is that we aren't limited by our basic needs, like food and water; we have this sense of the whole. - Author: George N. Atiyeh
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#69. Many works of the past complete what they announce they are going to do, to our increasing boredom. Certain others plague me because I cannot follow their intentions. I can tell at a glance what Fabritius is doing, but I am spending my life trying to find out what Rembrandt was up to. - Author: Philip Guston
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#70. I don't think there's an illustrator who's as good as a Titian or a Rembrandt ... but then, Rembrandt was a bit of an illustrator on the quiet, you know? - Author: Quentin Blake
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#71. Whenever I see a Frans Hals I feel like painting, but when I see a Rembrandt I feel like giving up! - Author: Max Liebermann
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#72. I also have to add that if Rembrandt had been given a camera then that guys understanding of light and form would have blown the rest of us shooters into a black hole of despair. - Author: Steve Merrick
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#73. Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know. - Author: Rembrandt
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#74. By neglecting our garden, we are storing up for ourselves, in the not very distant future, a world catastrophe as bad as any atomic war, and we are doing it with all the bland complacency of an idiot child chopping up a Rembrandt with a pair of scissors. - Author: Gerald Durrell
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#75. Shakespeare, Rembrandt, Beethoven will make films... all legends, all mythologies and all myths, all founders of religion, and the very religions... await their exposed resurrection, and the heroes crowd each other at the gate. - Author: Abel Gance
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#76. If forced to choose, Giacometti once said, he would rescue a cat from a burning building before a Rembrandt. - Author: David Markson
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#77. Bowling has the problem of wildly differing methods so that placing Wasim Akram against Bishan Bedi is rather like hanging a Rembrandt next to a Picasso and trying to produce a valid comparison. - Author: Patrick Ferriday
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#78. Rembrandt is so deeply mysterious that he says things for which there are no words in any language. - Author: Vincent Van Gogh
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#79. Homer begged and Rembrandt went bankrupt. Aristotle, who had money for books, his school, and his museum, could not have bought this painting of himself.
Rembrandt could not afford a Rembrandt. - Author: Joseph Heller
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#80. You can't prove Rembrandt is better than Norman Rockwell - although if you actually do prefer Rockwell, I'd say you were shunning complexity, were secretly conservative, and hadn't really looked at either painter's work. Taste is a blood sport. - Author: Jerry Saltz
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#81. Choose only one master - Nature. - Author: Rembrandt
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#82. I envy the poet. He is encouraged toward drunkenness and wallows with nubile wenches while the painter must endure wretchedness and pain for his art. - Author: Rembrandt
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#83. Life etches itself onto our faces as we grow older, showing our violence, excesses or kindnesses. - Author: Rembrandt
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#84. This resembles the slow discipline of art: it's the work that Rembrandt did, that Picasso and Yeats and Rilke and Bach did. Bucket work implies much more discipline than most men realize. - Author: Robert Bly
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#85. [An artist] will sooner and with more certainty, establish the character of skeletons, than the most learned anatomist, whose eye has not been accustomed to seize on every peculiarity. - Author: Rembrandt Peale
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#86. You can be as good as Rembrandt, but if no one discovers you, you will only be a genius in theory. - Author: Eric Weiner
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#87. From 17 to 21, I was obsessed by sport and art. In art, I loved the pre-Raphaelites and Rembrandt first. Then I discovered Salvador Dali, and it was like finding something I already knew. - Author: Anthony Browne
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#88. If you were in a burning house and there was a cat and a Rembrandt, what would you save? The cat ... you would save the cat, because the cat is alive. The art is dead. It's just paint on a canvas, ink on a page. To live for art is to deny life. It's just to destroy life. - Author: Diane Frolov
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#89. I cried for it. That's how I see life too. I was so interested in the opera that for a while I forgot the circumstances of my crazy life and got lost in the great mournful sounds of Beethoven and the rich Rembrandt tones of his story. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#90. I inherited a painting and a violin which turned out to be a Rembrandt and a Stradivarius. Unfortunately, Rembrandt made lousy violins and Stradivarius was a terrible painter. - Author: Tommy Cooper
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#91. The whole idea of comparing climbers is ludicrous. It would be like sitting Van Gogh down with Rembrandt and saying, Ready, get set, go. - Author: Pat Ament
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