Carlos Drummond de Andrade - 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.
[ Because Busy Choice First Kitchen Next Painting Pay Point Rent Said Tell View]
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Gaston Bachelard - Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
[ Believe Everybody Paintings Photographs Trusts]
Topic: Art
Brenda Blethyn - Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
[ Ah Blow Blurred Comes Fair Glitter Lives Men Misfortune Painting Picture Prosperous Sponge Wet]
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John Buchanan - And I started with this: I have not painted at all my childhood. In fact, I never painted. But I helped my father who was a house painter and decorative painter. He made stage sets, he made glass paintings, he made everything.
[ Childhood Decorative Everything Fact Father Glass Helped House Made Never Painted Painter Paintings Sets Stage Started]
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Bill Buckner - Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon - it is the very heart of painting.
[ Contrast Curious Heart Just Optical Painting Phenomenon Simultaneous Very]
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Montgomery Clift - My first concern was to take care of my drawing. I did not have any knowledge in arts, especially Haitian arts, apart from the paintings I saw in my father's office.
[ Any Apart Arts Care Concern Did Drawing Especially Father First Haitian Knowledge Office Paintings Saw Take]
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Lucille Clifton - People are predominant in my paintings. Although they are not obvious, you can feel their presence.
[ Although Feel Obvious Paintings Predominant Presence Their]
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Patsy Cline - Without a good cultural policy, without adequate help, we will always have individualists, shooting stars who are rapidly forgotten or who stop painting for a more profitable occupation.
[ Adequate Always Cultural Forgotten Good Help Individualists More Occupation Painting Policy Profitable Rapidly Shooting Stars Stop Will Without]
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Niels Diffrient - Franz Kline, who became known for his black and white paintings, did a whole series of gorgeous landscapes and wonderful portraits that may still hang in Greenwich Village.
[ Became Black Did Gorgeous Greenwich Hang His Known Landscapes May Paintings Portraits Series Still Village White Whole Wonderful]
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Phyllis Diller - That by listening to some music, by reading some books, by looking at paintings, and most important by hanging out with one another - by collaborating with one another and creating your own network - you can achieve something that is much better than what is out there.
[ Achieve Another Better Books Collaborating Creating Hanging Important Listening Looking Most Much Music Network Out Own Paintings Reading Some Something Than Your]
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Mike Epps - Even if you have $20,000 to buy an item, you still try to get a good price at antique stores. I collect furniture, rugs, paintings, frames. It's my hobby to go around to shops and markets.
[ Antique Around Buy Collect Even Frames Furniture Get Go Good Hobby Item Markets Paintings Price Shops Still Stores Try]
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Renee Fleming - Never buy four C-plus paintings when you can buy one A.
[ Buy Four Never Paintings]
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Philip Larkin - You don't need a uniform color: We used a mixture of brick red, browns and grays, and then threw in seashells, branches and various types of rock, so our walls ended up looking like cave paintings!
[ Branches Brick Browns Cave Color Ended Looking Mixture Need Our Paintings Red Rock Then Threw Types Uniform Up Used Various Walls]
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David Livingstone - All pictures are unnatural. All pictures are sad because they're about dead people. Paintings you don't think of in a special time or with a specific event. With photos I always think I'm looking at something dead.
[ Always Because Dead Event Looking Paintings Photos Pictures Sad Something Special Specific Think Time Unnatural]
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Ferdinand Marcos - Painting pictures didn't make me a lot of money. I have to eat.
[ Eat Lot Make Money Painting Pictures]
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Thomas Mellon - I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in ordinary things; to suggest, not to impose, to leave always a slight touch of mystery in my paintings.
[ Always Desire Extraordinary Feel Impose Leave Look Mystery Ordinary Paintings Slight Suggest Things Touch]
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Christopher Meloni - I will always find even the worst paintings that attempt some kind of representation better than the best invented paintings.
[ Always Attempt Best Better Even Find Invented Kind Paintings Representation Some Than Will Worst]
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Albert Meltzer - Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language. I don't know what to say about what I paint, really.
[ Another Cannot Know Language Paint Painting Really Replaced Say Which]
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Bernard Meltzer - Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish.
[ Also Anguish Endless Great Painting Pleasure Source]
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Andrew Melville - Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions to the order of the possible.
[ Chaos Emotions Order Painting Passage Possible]
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Elizabeth Shaw Melville - Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle.
[ Also Consciousness Criticism Experience Feel Great Liberation Painting Self-Examination Struggle Translating Work]
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Herman Melville - The best way to begin is to say: Balthus is a painter of whom nothing is known. And now let us have a look at his paintings.
[ Begin Best His Known Look Nothing Now Painter Paintings Say Us Way Whom]
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Mike Melville - The craft of painting has virtually disappeared. There is hardly anyone left who really possesses it. For evidence one has only to look at the painters of this century.
[ Anyone Century Craft Disappeared Evidence Hardly Left Look Only Painters Painting Possesses Really Virtually]
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Guy Picciotto - The goal is always to make a nice tableau painting with the voice. The more color I can find, the more shadow I can find - the goal is always to make more nuance and colors.
[ Always Color Colors Find Goal Make More Nice Nuance Painting Shadow Tableau Voice]
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Helen Prejean - I always feel attacked when I'm asked about my painting.
[ Always Asked Attacked Feel Painting]
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Jack Prelutsky - I always work out of uncertainty but when a painting's finished it becomes a fixed idea, apparently a final statement. In time though, uncertainty returns... your thought process goes on.
[ Always Apparently Becomes Final Finished Fixed Goes Idea Out Painting Process Returns Statement Though Thought Time Uncertainty Work Your]
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Otto Preminger - I had always loved expressionist painting, like every European. In fact I admired it all the more because these were precisely the paintings despised by my father's generation.
[ Admired Always Because Despised European Every Fact Father Generation Had Loved More Painting Paintings Precisely These Were]
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Francois Quesnay - I had some money, I made the best paintings ever. I was completely reclusive, worked a lot, took a lot of drugs. I was awful to people.
[ Awful Best Completely Ever Had Lot Made Money Paintings Reclusive Some Took Worked]
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Ginger Rogers - I feel like there's too many paintings left unpainted that I just don't want to take the time away.
[ Away Feel Just Left Many Paintings Take Time Too Want]
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James E. Rogers - I found I have to stay painting.
[ Found Painting Stay]
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Martha Scott - I believe that the reason why I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective. There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality.
[ Believe Forces Hate Love More Much Nothing Objective Painting Reason Sentimentality Than Why]
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Michael Scott - I believe the reason I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective.
[ Believe Forces Love Much Objective Painting Reason]
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Peter Scott - I hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already, so unreal that I can only make it real by means of painting.
[ Abstract Already Each Enough Hardly Make Means Need Object Only Painting Real Things Unreal]
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Tony Scott - Painting constantly appeared to me as the one and only possible achievement.
[ Achievement Appeared Constantly Only Painting Possible]
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Walter Scott - Painting is a very difficult thing. It absorbs the whole man, body and soul, thus have I passed blindly many things which belong to real and political life.
[ Absorbs Belong Blindly Body Difficult Life Man Many Painting Passed Political Real Soul Thing Things Thus Very Which Whole]
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Boris Trajkovski - Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does.
[ Actually Any Belongs Does Drawing However Image Imitation Interpretation Naturalist Other Painting Photograph Rendering Subject Trace Unlike Visual Way]
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Diane Wood - Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.
[ Art Critic Exposing Flat Painting Protecting Surfaces Them Weather]
Topic: Art
Chauncey Wright - My movement from painting to film was a very conscious one.
[ Conscious Film Movement Painting Very]
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Peter Wright - Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form, with a limited audience, I recognized film as this extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people.
[ Art Audience Could Extraordinary Film Form Limited More Numbers Painting Rarefied Reach Recognized Social Tool Tremendous Whereas]
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Shigeru Yoshida - 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.
[ Art Battles Cares Comes Down Event Fought History Language Lost Much Painting Play Poem Song Speaks Them Unless Were Won World]
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- I think music has gone through a period of something very severe, rather radical, rather the way painting did with cubism.
[ Cubism Did Gone Music Painting Period Radical Rather Severe Something Think Through Very Way]
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- I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don't have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty.
[ Am Art Beauty Colour Forms Good Great Love Lover Many Painting Paintings Sense Talent Very Visual]
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- Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.
[ Destroyed Fettered Fetters Flourish Human Music Nations Painting Poetry Proportion Race Their]
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- Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who openly display their preference like a delectable ailment that isolates them and makes them proud.
[ Ailment Delectable Display Isolates Lovers Makes Music Openly Painting Preference Proud Their Them]
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- Casting is sort of like looking at paintings. You don't know what you'll like, but you recognize it when you see it.
[ Casting Know Looking Paintings Recognize See Sort]
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- Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.
[ Every Harbour Into Painting Sacred Voyage]
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- A painting that is well composed is half finished.
[ Composed Finished Half Painting Well]
Topic: Art
- You cannot possibly invent painting all by yourself.
[ Cannot Invent Painting Possibly Yourself]
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- I felt I really wanted to back off from music completely and just work within the visual arts in some way. I started painting quite passionately at that time.
[ Arts Back Completely Felt Just Music Off Painting Passionately Quite Really Some Started Time Visual Wanted Way Within Work]
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- Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.
[ Fasten Ideas Nail Painting Which]
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- There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
[ Certain Endured Mediocrity Music Painting Poetry Public Speaking Such Things Which]
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- As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien.
[ Alien Art Artists Before Collaborated Colleges Context Had Idea Installations Music Painting Performance Pieces Response Taught Theatre Time Visual Whether Works Writing]
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- Some days I would be there at ten in the morning and wouldn't leave till ten at night, and the others would waltz in for a couple of hours and then leave, because I was doing that painting thing. And they were happy to see that being done.
[ Because Being Couple Days Doing Done Happy Hours Leave Morning Night Others Painting See Some Ten Then Thing Till Waltz Were Would]
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- When I work alone, my process is like painting. With Fleetwood Mac, it's more like movie making.
[ Alone Fleetwood Mac Making More Movie Painting Process Work]
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- A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
[ Architecture Dress Eighty Hundred Man New Outlived Painting Poetry Probably Schools Three Two]
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- It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.
[ Painting Paintings Your]
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- I hope to actually get back to painting someday... soon. I sort of transitioned into cartooning from painting.
[ Actually Back Cartooning Get Hope Into Painting Someday Soon Sort]
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- Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
[ Born Does Fine Just Knowing Laws Learn Light Music Painting Perspective Rearrange Rules Shade Suit Them Then Writing Yourself]
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- Paintings are like a beer, only beer tastes good and it's hard to stop drinking beer.
[ Beer Drinking Good Hard Only Paintings Stop Tastes]
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- Being in the studio is like painting, you know, you can really take your time, and try different things, and kind of go deep into it.
[ Being Deep Different Go Into Kind Know Painting Really Studio Take Things Time Try Your]
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- It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.
[ Bark Beneath Cries Foot Out Paint Painting Strength Tree Use White]
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- I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.
[ Am Art Friend More Painting Producer Than]
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- I have sworn to die painting.
[ Die Painting Sworn]
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- I want to die painting.
[ Die Painting Want]
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- Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.
[ Copying Nature Object Painting Realizing Sensations]
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- Painting is damned difficult - you always think you've got it, but you haven't.
[ Always Damned Difficult Got Haven Painting Think]
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- The painter must enclose himself within his work; he must respond not with words, but with paintings.
[ Enclose Himself His Must Painter Paintings Respond Within Words Work]
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- When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.
[ Art Clashes Flower God Judge Made Next Object Painting Put Take Tree]
Topic: Art
- When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art.
[ Am Art Authentic Bad Beside Between Branch Cannot Clash Final Finishing Flower Hand Hold Make Man Object Painting Picture Rock Some Stands Test Thing Tree Two Up]
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- I don't believe in making pencil sketches and then painting landscape in your studio. You must be right under the sky.
[ Believe Landscape Making Must Painting Pencil Right Sketches Sky Studio Then Under Your]
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- He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain - no matter what - after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.
[ After Among Because Bought Chiefly Contemplating Curtain Derived Genuine Gods Greatly Had His Household Lace Matter Painting Placed Pleasure Possessions Rare Valued Were]
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- I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.
[ Am Anything Confine Entirely Going More Myself Never Over Painting Politicians Politics Shall War Writing]
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- I don't know if it was the whole audience getting stoned out of their minds getting ready for the Floyd thing or what it was, but it was like playing to a painting.
[ Audience Floyd Getting Know Minds Out Painting Playing Ready Stoned Their Thing Whole]
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- All the fingerprint paintings are done without a grid.
[ Done Grid Paintings Without]
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- I did some pastels and I did other pieces in which there was just basically one color per square, and then they would get bigger and I could get 2 or 3 colors into the square, and ultimately I just started making oil paintings.
[ Basically Bigger Color Colors Could Did Get Into Just Making Oil Other Paintings Per Pieces Some Square Started Then Ultimately Which Would]
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- I think most paintings are a record of the decisions that the artist made. I just perhaps make them a little clearer than some people have.
[ Artist Clearer Decisions Just Little Made Make Most Paintings Perhaps Record Some Than Them Think]
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- Painting is the most magical of mediums. The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience.
[ Amazing Another Colored Dirt Every Experience Figured Flat Go How Life Magical Make Mediums Most Museum Painting Rub See Somebody Space Surface Think Time Truly Way Where]
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- You know, the way art history is taught, often there's nothing that tells you why the painting is great. The description of a lousy painting and the description of a great painting will very much sound the same.
[ Art Description Great History Know Lousy Much Nothing Often Painting Same Sound Taught Tells Very Way Why Will]
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- As the books grew bigger and more ambitious, the situations in question sometimes became political ones, and so it became necessary to start painting in the social background on a scale which eventually became panoramic.
[ Ambitious Background Became Bigger Books Eventually Grew More Necessary Ones Painting Political Question Scale Situations Social Sometimes Start Which]
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- It's Frank's painting on the cover. We were originally going to use a Salvador Dali painting that we got permission from Salvador Dali to use, and Frank found this one, and it really did fit the music much more.
[ Cover Dali Did Fit Found Frank Going Got More Much Music Originally Painting Permission Really Salvador Use Were]
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- Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things.
[ Art Concrete Consist Essentially Existing Only Painting Real Representation Things]
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- Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
[ Essence Forms Ideal Negation Painting Realism Representation Visible]
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- I much prefer playing the bad guys. I think they are always the most interesting characters. I liken it to painting: if you're playing the good guy, you get three colors: red, white and blue. But if you're the bad guy, you get the whole palette.
[ Always Bad Blue Characters Colors Get Good Guy Guys Interesting Liken Most Much Painting Palette Playing Prefer Red Think Three White Whole]
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- But where there is no art show, I would still be painting.
[ Art Painting Show Still Where Would]
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- Now I'm a painter. That was another opportunity I was able to pursue, I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second career because of my success in the movies.
[ Able Another Because Become Been Career Life Movies Now Opportunity Painter Painting Pursue Second Success]
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- Painting is much more than therapy to me its a way of life.
[ Life More Much Painting Than Therapy Way]
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- Every song is like a painting.
[ Every Painting Song]
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- Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
[ Infinitely Minute Painting Part Personality]
Topic: Art
- I don't like painting flowers in my music. I like painting guts and pain.
[ Flowers Guts Music Pain Painting]
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- I still have an old painting the Colonel gave me. It was the first time the Colonel had been back to the Hilton since Elvis had passed away.
[ Away Back Been Colonel Elvis First Gave Had Hilton Old Painting Passed Since Still Time]
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- In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.
[ False Give Idea Means Must Painting True]
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- Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
[ Difficult Easy How Know Painting Very]
Topic: Art
- Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting.
[ Birth Impressionism Light Painting]
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- It is this research into pure painting that is the problem at the present moment. I do not know any painters in Paris who are really searching for this ideal world.
[ Any Ideal Into Know Moment Painters Painting Paris Present Problem Pure Really Research Searching World]
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- Nature engenders the science of painting.
[ Engenders Nature Painting Science]
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- Painting is by nature a luminous language.
[ Language Luminous Nature Painting]
Topic: Art
- I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting, something connected to the fine arts.
[ Architecture Arts Connected Fine Liked Maybe Painting Something Would]
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- Remember that a painting - before it is a battle horse, a nude model, or some anecdote - is essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order.
[ Anecdote Assembled Battle Before Certain Colours Covered Essentially Flat Horse Model Nude Order Painting Remember Some Surface]
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- Photography started as a means of getting reference material for my paintings of nature subjects.
[ Getting Material Means Nature Paintings Photography Reference Started Subjects]
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- So about twenty years ago I gave up on painting - and got into terrible debt after buying a load of camera gear!
[ After Ago Buying Camera Debt Gave Gear Got Into Load Painting Terrible Twenty Up Years]
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- The substance of painting is light.
[ Light Painting Substance]
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- I'm very interested to see how this new painting will go - I know I want it big and stark, and as I said, I follow the muse, and that's when it always works perfectly for me.
[ Always Big Follow Go How Interested Know Muse New Painting Perfectly Said See Stark Very Want Will Works]
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- There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk.
[ Only Painting Portrait Serious Styles Two]
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- When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.
[ Age Allowed Dulling Excellence Goodbye Human Music Old Painting Perform Poetry Say Superstition Task Temperament]
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- All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time.
[ Art Chaos Dreams Effort Exorcism Much Order Our Paint Painting Produce Time Too Visions Yourself]
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- Everybody thinks they know what art should be. But very few of them have the sense that is necessary to experience painting, that is the sense of sight, that sees colors and forms as living reality in the picture.
[ Art Colors Everybody Experience Few Forms Know Living Necessary Painting Picture Reality Sees Sense Should Sight Them Thinks Very]
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- Not that painting would have been a release. The reason for doing it is the desire to create. I've got to do it! I've seen that, I can still remember it, I've got to paint it.
[ Been Create Desire Doing Got Paint Painting Reason Release Remember Seen Still Would]
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- If I had money, I would like to get an old building, have music performances, do lithographs, have shows of paintings, and do those things that I'm interested in doing.
[ Building Doing Get Had Interested Money Music Old Paintings Performances Shows Things Those Would]
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- In the middle 1940s... I heard everyone live. Painting, the theater; everything was happening. It was an exciting time when New York was the place to be.
[ Everyone Everything Exciting Happening Heard Live Middle New Painting Place Theater Time York]
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- My sister-in-law is a painter, and I'll say, how long did it take you to paint that painting. She'll say, It took me maybe three days, but it took me all my life to get the skills to paint that painting.
[ Days Did Get How Life Long Maybe Paint Painter Painting Say She Skills Take Three Took]
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- I was painting sets, working in editorial as an assistant, driving their trucks, lying that I knew how to drive a truck, and doing commercials and documentaries.
[ Assistant Commercials Documentaries Doing Drive Driving Editorial How Knew Lying Painting Sets Their Truck Trucks Working]
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- Last year my boyfriend gave me a painting - a very personal one. I really prefer personal gifts or ones made by someone for me. Except diamonds. That's the exception to the rule.
[ Boyfriend Diamonds Except Exception Gave Gifts Last Made Ones Painting Personal Prefer Really Rule Someone Very Year]
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- No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation.
[ Alcohol Being Book Creation Give Human Illusion Man Music Other Painting Poem Power Real Replace Woman]
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- And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art.
[ Art Decided Eager Foundation Geometry Painting Principles Right Rudiments Since Teach Youngsters]
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- I decided to become a painter when my first four paintings where all published and attracted a great deal of interest. I exhibited one of them and it was sold.
[ Attracted Become Deal Decided Exhibited First Four Great Interest Painter Paintings Published Sold Them Where]
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- I have been surrounded by artists and paintings throughout my life. My father Ted Dyer is an artist, and from a very early age I have spent time painting and drawing.
[ Age Artist Artists Been Drawing Early Father Life Painting Paintings Spent Surrounded Ted Throughout Time Very]
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- I still take photographs for my own use, personal studies. I do not feel that I can fully express my views through the medium and this is why I have moved towards painting.
[ Express Feel Fully Medium Moved Own Painting Personal Photographs Still Studies Take Through Towards Use Views Why]
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- My father is a well known artist, Ted Dyer, who has been painting for many years. Our work is very different, but growing up surrounded by paintings, paints, easels and art books does have an effect.
[ Art Artist Been Books Different Does Effect Father Growing Known Many Our Painting Paintings Paints Surrounded Ted Up Very Well Work Years]
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- Painting is really good fun, I have always enjoyed it. As long as I paint what I want with the freedom that I enjoy, I never tire.
[ Always Enjoy Enjoyed Freedom Fun Good Long Never Paint Painting Really Tire Want]
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- The majority of my work is from life. I spend most fine days from May to October painting outside.
[ Days Fine Life Majority May Most October Outside Painting Spend Work]
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- The paintings by Van Gough and Chagall had a big influence on me.
[ Big Had Influence Paintings Van]
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- I've been trying to pick up painting but it's hard.
[ Been Hard Painting Pick Trying Up]
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- For example, in painting the form arises from abstract elements of line and color, while in cinema the material concreteness of the image within the frame presents - as an element - the greatest difficulty in manipulation.
[ Abstract Arises Cinema Color Difficulty Element Elements Example Form Frame Greatest Image Line Manipulation Material Painting Presents While Within]
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- Language is much closer to film than painting is.
[ Closer Film Language Much Painting Than]
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- Now why should the cinema follow the forms of theater and painting rather than the methodology of language, which allows wholly new concepts of ideas to arise from the combination of two concrete denotations of two concrete objects?
[ Allows Arise Cinema Combination Concepts Concrete Follow Forms Ideas Language Methodology New Now Objects Painting Rather Should Than Theater Two Which Wholly Why]
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- 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.
[ Ambition Art Beginning Century Considered Great Make Music Noblest Painters Paintings Then Were Which]
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- Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.
[ Amusement Decorative Discovery Either Every Felt Invention Must Painting Plastic Reality Revelation Time]
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- Lets tell young people the best books are yet to written; the best painting, the best government the best of everything is yet to be done by them.
[ Best Books Done Everything Government Lets Painting Tell Them Written Yet Young]
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- I want to give my compliments to Australia. Ever since your government paid a few million dollars for a Jackson Pollack painting, I figure that it must be a marvellous country.
[ Australia Compliments Country Dollars Ever Few Figure Give Government Jackson Marvellous Million Must Paid Painting Pollack Since Want Your]
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- The paintings may communicate even better because people are lazy and they can look at a painting with less effort than they can read a poem.
[ Because Better Communicate Effort Even Lazy Less Look May Painting Paintings Poem Read Than]
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- But when I started writing songs, I stopped painting completely, and the only art things I do are connected to the career, like album sleeves and, to some extent, posters and things like that.
[ Album Art Career Completely Connected Extent Only Painting Posters Sleeves Some Songs Started Stopped Things Writing]
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- Somehow, the painting soothed him. It verified his fears. But it also informed him that fear was wonderful.
[ Also Fear Fears Him His Informed Painting Somehow Soothed Verified Wonderful]
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- But, when I had this feeling and started painting sacred art, as I had this feeling to do, then it come to me: my problem is I'll get a lot of criticism and another problem is my work's not good enough to sell.
[ Another Art Come Criticism Enough Feeling Get Good Had Lot Painting Problem Sacred Sell Started Then Work]
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- People whose understanding and taste in literature, painting, and music are beyond question are, for the most part, ignorant of what is good or bad art in the theater.
[ Art Bad Beyond Good Ignorant Literature Most Music Painting Part Question Taste Theater Understanding Whose]
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- I was a student at Harvard, and that's where I learned about so-called avant-garde music. Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism and painting were well known at this time.
[ Abstract Avant-Garde Avant-Garde Expressionism Harvard Jackson Known Learned Music Painting Pollock So-Called Student Time Well Were Where]
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- In classical oil painting, there seemed to be a radical turn to seeing things as the camera sees them, with that technological modification. I began to have a tremendous problem with all of this.
[ Began Camera Classical Modification Oil Painting Problem Radical Seeing Seemed Sees Technological Them Things Tremendous Turn]
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- Coming out of college with a degree in fine arts and painting isn't worth much any more.
[ Any Arts College Coming Degree Fine More Much Out Painting Worth]
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- Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding of where he was in the history of where he came from doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting.
[ Appreciation Came Having History Hurt Knowing Paint Painter Painting Understanding Uses Where Your]
Topic:
- I needed an outlet in high school and came across painting. I've actually been painting longer than I've been acting. A movie is a collaborative effort, and with painting you just have yourself.
[ Across Acting Actually Been Came Collaborative Effort High Just Longer Movie Needed Outlet Painting School Than Yourself]
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- If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush.
[ Around Been Fabulous Had Kate Model Moss Paintbrush Painting Revered She Well Would]
Topic:
- I am only interested in painting the actual person, in doing a painting of them, not in using them to some ulterior end of art. For me, to use someone doing something not native to them would be wrong.
[ Actual Am Art Doing End Interested Native Only Painting Person Some Someone Something Them Ulterior Use Using Would Wrong]
Topic:
- Painting is sometimes like those recipes where you do all manner of elaborate things to a duck, and then end up putting it on one side and only using the skin.
[ Duck Elaborate End Manner Only Painting Putting Recipes Side Skin Sometimes Then Things Those Up Using Where]
Topic:
- The paintings that really excite me have an erotic element or side to them irrespective of subject matter.
[ Element Excite Irrespective Matter Paintings Really Side Subject Them]
Topic:
- When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won't.
[ Body Choice Gives Look Painting Put Suit Will Won]
Topic:
- The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
[ Advances Agriculture Architecture Centralized Civilization Come Government Greatest Industry Literature Never Painting Science Whether]
Topic:
- If he sees nothing within, then he should stop painting what is in front of him.
[ Front Him Nothing Painting Sees Should Stop Then Within]
Topic:
- Some people would say my paintings show a future world and maybe they do, but I paint from reality. I put several things and ideas together, and perhaps, when I have finished, it could show the future.
[ Could Finished Future Ideas Maybe Paint Paintings Perhaps Put Reality Say Several Show Some Things Together World Would]
Topic:
- You know I was curious - I was interested in all kinds of mystery or deeper meanings in the paintings because I myself have not analyzed why they have turned out like this or like that.
[ Analyzed Because Curious Deeper Interested Kinds Know Meanings Myself Mystery Out Paintings Turned Why]
Topic:
- I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.
[ Am Both Cannot Create God Greater Life Painting Power Something Suffering Than Very Well Which Without]
Topic:
- I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
[ Dream Paint Painting Then]
Topic:
- I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream.
[ Am Appear Beautiful Clarity Dream Experience Frightening Longer Moments Myself Nature Paintings Period Sure Those]
Topic:
- Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
[ Disregard Duty Faith Imposes Opinion Painting Public]
Topic:
- Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.
[ Derives Life Own Painter Paintings Soul Their]
Topic:
- A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.
[ Anything Else Hears More Museum Opinions Painting Ridiculous Than World]
Topic:
- Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style, to recognize the work of an artist or school, to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add.
[ Achievement Add Artist Cognitive Coming Hear Learning New Painting Read Recognize School See Style Symphony Understand Unfamiliar Ways Work Write]
Topic:
- I paint because it hurts not to. Pain is in the word painting.
[ Because Hurts Pain Paint Painting Word]
Topic:
- I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention.
[ Architecture Did Invention Moral Music Painting Poetry Same See Truth Venture Way]
Topic:
- Does any art have a practical value? People love to talk about how expensive a painting is. That's the only way we can talk about paintings in this century.
[ Any Art Century Does Expensive How Love Only Painting Paintings Practical Talk Value Way]
Topic:
- People go to see beautiful paintings to see how much they cost. Wow. The practical value is that it shows you what the human spirit can do.
[ Beautiful Cost Go How Human Much Paintings Practical See Shows Spirit Value Wow]
Topic:
- I don't know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint? It might be things, thoughts, a memory, sensations, which have nothing to do directly with painting itself. They can come from anything and anywhere.
[ Anything Anywhere Come Desire Directly Even Itself Know Knows Memory Might Nothing Off Paint Painting Sensations Sets Things Thoughts Which]
Topic:
- In my experience a painting is not made with colors and paint at all. I don't know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint?
[ Colors Desire Even Experience Know Knows Made Off Paint Painting Sets]
Topic:
- Look at any inspired painting. It's like a gong sounding; it puts you in a state of reverberation.
[ Any Gong Inspired Look Painting Puts Reverberation Sounding State]
Topic:
- Painting and sculpture are very archaic forms. It's the only thing left in our industrial society where an individual alone can make something with not just his own hands, but brains, imagination, heart maybe.
[ Alone Archaic Brains Forms Hands Heart His Imagination Individual Industrial Just Left Make Maybe Only Our Own Painting Sculpture Society Something Thing Very Where]
Topic:
- Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see.
[ Illusion Magic Painting Piece See]
Topic:
- Painting seems like some kind of peculiar miracle that I need to have again and again.
[ Again Kind Miracle Need Painting Peculiar Seems Some]
Topic:
- The painting is not on a surface, but on a plane which is imagined. It moves in a mind. It is not there physically at all. It is an illusion, a piece of magic, so that what you see is not what you see.
[ Illusion Imagined Magic Mind Moves Painting Physically Piece Plane See Surface Which]
Topic:
- Let's look at people as artists and try to support them; just because Picasso painted a couple of bad paintings, that's no reason to say he's a lousy painter.
[ Artists Bad Because Couple Just Look Lousy Painted Painter Paintings Picasso Reason Say Support Them Try]
Topic:
- Painting and writing are solitary arts.
[ Arts Painting Solitary Writing]
Topic:
- I'm quite sure that all true professional artists, of every description, in all walks of life, whether their craft is painting, music, sculpture, medicine or anything, have one primary concern - mankind.
[ Anything Artists Concern Craft Description Every Life Mankind Medicine Music Painting Primary Professional Quite Sculpture Sure Their True Walks Whether]
Topic:
- I think you have to control the materials to an extent, but it's important to let the materials have a kind of power for themselves; like the natural power of gravity, if you are painting on a wall, it makes the paint trickle and it drips; there is no reason to fight that.
[ Control Extent Fight Gravity Important Kind Makes Materials Natural Paint Painting Power Reason Themselves Think Trickle Wall]
Topic:
- Red is one of the strongest colors, it's blood, it has a power with the eye. That's why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well... In fact I use red in all of my paintings.
[ Blood Colors Eye Fact Guess Lights Paintings Power Red Signs Stop Strongest Traffic Use Well Why]
Topic:
- God comes to us in theater in the way we communicate with each other, whether it be a symphony orchestra, or a wonderful ballet, or a beautiful painting, or a play. It's a way of expressing our humanity.
[ Ballet Beautiful Comes Communicate Each Expressing God Humanity Orchestra Other Our Painting Play Symphony Theater Us Way Whether Wonderful]
Topic:
- Art, after all, is traditionally displayed against vacancies: paintings on dun walls, sculptures in empty spaces, music in quiet halls.
[ After Against Art Displayed Empty Halls Music Paintings Quiet Sculptures Spaces Traditionally Walls]
Topic:
- Painters of paintings, writers of books, never could tell the half.
[ Books Could Half Never Painters Paintings Tell Writers]
Topic:
- Sunlight is painting.
[ Painting Sunlight]
Topic:
- Well, I've been painting for years. I just started doing a lot more in the last couple.
[ Been Couple Doing Just Last Lot More Painting Started Well Years]
Topic:
- A painting is finished when the subject comes back, when what has caused the painting to be made comes back as an object.
[ Back Caused Comes Finished Made Object Painting Subject]
Topic:
- I don't look at the work of my contemporaries very much; I tend to look at pictures by dead artists. It's much easier to get near their paintings.
[ Artists Contemporaries Dead Easier Get Look Much Near Paintings Pictures Tend Their Very Work]
Topic:
- I hate painting.
[ Hate Painting]
Topic:
- When I finish a painting, it usually looks as surprising to me as to anyone else.
[ Anyone Else Finish Looks Painting Surprising Usually]
Topic:
- My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light, in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature.
[ Accordance Aim Create Deepest Emanate Experience Insight Into Life Light Luminous Mystic Nature Open Painting Pulsating Surfaces]
Topic:
- Through a painting we can see the whole world.
[ Painting See Through Whole World]
Topic:
- I have generally found that persons who had studied painting least were the best judges of it.
[ Best Found Generally Had Judges Least Painting Persons Studied Were]
Topic:
- If they were starting their careers today, Rockwell and Picasso would probably both be painting on black velvet.
[ Black Both Careers Painting Picasso Probably Rockwell Starting Their Today Velvet Were Would]
Topic:
- In America, the only truly popular art form is the movies. Most people consider painting a hobby and literature, schoolwork.
[ America Art Consider Form Hobby Literature Most Movies Only Painting Popular Truly]
Topic:
- Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
[ Doing Life Painting Picture Sum]
Topic: Art
- My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature.
[ Aim Always Been Exact Impression Intimate Most Nature Painting Possible]
Topic:
- Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely with life and nature's phenomena before it can again become great.
[ Again Become Before Deal Fully Great Less Life More Nature Obliquely Painting Phenomena Will]
Topic:
- The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art, but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting.
[ Appears Art Conception Contemporary Decorative Deny Ideal Lead Means Movements Painting Purely Seems Some Trend]
Topic:
- Well, I have a very simple method of painting.
[ Method Painting Simple Very Well]
Topic:
- Landscape is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis are to the American novel.
[ American Landscape Novel Painting Psychoanalysis Sex]
Topic:
- My parents felt that acting was far too insecure. Don't ask me what made them think that painting would be more secure.
[ Acting Ask Far Felt Insecure Made More Painting Parents Secure Them Think Too Would]
Topic:
- When the painting is hanging on your wall for a long time, you don't notice it. You get tired of it, even if it's a Picasso. When the next generation inherits the painting, they sell it. I don't want to be sold.
[ Even Generation Get Hanging Inherits Long Next Notice Painting Picasso Sell Sold Time Tired Wall Want Your]
Topic:
- I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue, but I've done many.
[ Done Exactly Many Paintings Protest Realize Vogue]
Topic: Art
- I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza.
[ Being Each Long Painting Paintings Peace Poem Single Think]
Topic: Art
- Many, many of my paintings have come from the first chapter of Moby Dick.
[ Chapter Come First Many Moby Paintings]
Topic:
- Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love. I find it more meaningful than painting trees.
[ Find Love Meaningful More Paint Painting Some Than Trees]
Topic:
- When I was in art college, I would be painting, and I would create something on a canvas that was actually quite attractive. But if I got frightened and tried to protect that, that canvas would die.
[ Actually Art Attractive Canvas College Create Die Frightened Got Painting Protect Quite Something Tried Would]
Topic:
- You know, face painting in non-Western cultures is a sign of collectivism, is a sign of one representing the community, it's not unique at all.
[ Collectivism Community Cultures Face Know Painting Representing Sign Unique]
Topic:
- I have no ideas about what the paintings imply about the world. I don't think that's a painter's business. He just paints paintings without a conscious reason.
[ Business Conscious Ideas Imply Just Painter Paintings Paints Reason Think Without World]
Topic:
- I think a painting should include more experience than simply intended statement.
[ Experience Include Intended More Painting Should Simply Statement Than Think]
Topic:
- Most of the power of painting comes through the manipulation of space... but I don't understand that.
[ Comes Manipulation Most Painting Power Space Through Understand]
Topic:
- Painting does what we cannot do - it brings a three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional plane.
[ Brings Cannot Does Into Painting Plane Three-Dimensional Three-Dimensional Two-Dimensional World]
Topic:
- The older painting - well, it does have an effect all at once, I suppose, but it's of a lesser intensity than a lot of the American work in the last ten or fifteen years.
[ American Does Effect Fifteen Intensity Last Lesser Lot Older Once Painting Suppose Ten Than Well Work Years]
Topic:
- Well, I am not interested in the kind of expression that you have when you paint a painting with brush strokes. It's all right, but it's already done and I want to do something new.
[ Already Am Brush Done Expression Interested Kind New Paint Painting Right Something Strokes Want Well]
Topic:
- Well, I don't think anyone now would say that they're painting the state of the culture of America. I think that's too grand and pompous a thing for anybody to claim.
[ America Anybody Anyone Claim Culture Grand Now Painting Pompous Say State Thing Think Too Well Would]
Topic:
- My painting carries with it the message of pain.
[ Carries Message Pain Painting]
Topic:
- Painting completed my life.
[ Completed Life Painting]
Topic:
- I am planning a one-man art show of original Batman oil paintings that I will show in New York City.
[ Am Art Batman City New Oil One-Man Original Paintings Planning Show Will York]
Topic:
- I don't understand it. Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting.
[ Amount Any Beautiful Buy Dollars Investing Jack Money Painting Spend Thousand Understand Votes Will]
Topic:
- A painting is a symbol for the universe. Inside it, each piece relates to the other. Each piece is only answerable to the rest of that little world. So, probably in the total universe, there is that kind of total harmony, but we get only little tastes of it.
[ Answerable Each Get Harmony Inside Kind Little Only Other Painting Piece Probably Relates Rest Symbol Tastes Total Universe World]
Topic:
- That's why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness.
[ Get Listen Look Music Paintings Touch Wholeness Why]
Topic:
- All gardening is landscape painting.
[ Gardening Landscape Painting]
Topic: Gardening
- My hobbies are painting, crafts, and I like golfing.
[ Crafts Golfing Hobbies Painting]
Topic:
- I'm working on a snow scene right now, and it's summer. It's hot, and I will get chilly. I'll have to turn on the heat. My wife walks in, and it's 95 degrees in the studio. I know it's nutty, but it's a projection you have where you step into the painting.
[ Chilly Degrees Get Heat Hot Into Know Now Nutty Painting Projection Right Scene Snow Step Studio Summer Turn Walks Where Wife Will Working]
Topic:
- It is easy to have a lot of paintings or projects hanging around that are 'almost done.'
[ Almost Around Done Easy Hanging Lot Paintings Projects]
Topic:
- The worlds I paint leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond the four edges of the painting. I think getting beyond the four edges of an opportunity or challenge is one of the basic skills you need in business.
[ Basic Beyond Business Challenge Edges Engage Four Getting Imagination Leave Lies Lot Need Opportunity Paint Painting Skills Think Worlds]
Topic:
- You don't need a framework. You need a painting, not a frame.
[ Frame Framework Need Painting]
Topic:
- The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.
[ Art Compositions Expression Forms Further Life Mastering Musical Paintings Prerequisite Sculptures Tragedies Whether]
Topic:
- After tea it's back to painting - a large poplar at dusk with a gathering storm. From time to time instead of this evening painting session I go bowling in one of the neighbouring villages, but not very often.
[ After Back Bowling Dusk Evening Gathering Go Instead Large Neighbouring Often Painting Session Storm Tea Time Very Villages]
Topic:
- If the weather is good I go into the nearby wood - there I am painting a small beech forest (in the sun) with a few conifers mixed in. This takes until 8 'o clock.
[ Am Clock Few Forest Go Good Into Mixed Nearby Painting Small Sun Takes Until Weather Wood]
Topic:
- Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session and instead study my Japanese books in the open.
[ Books Instead Japanese Miss Morning Open Out Painting Session Sometimes Study]
Topic:
- The final test of a painting, theirs, mine, any other, is: does the painter's emotions come across?
[ Across Any Come Does Emotions Final Mine Other Painter Painting Test Theirs]
Topic:
- I love painting.
[ Love Painting]
Topic:
- I love painting and music, of course. I don't know nearly as much about them as I know about poetry. I've certainly been influenced by fiction. I was overwhelmed by War and Peace when I read it, and I didn't read it until I was in my late 20s.
[ Been Certainly Course Fiction Influenced Know Late Love Much Music Nearly Overwhelmed Painting Peace Poetry Read Them Until War]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Become Influenced Other Painting Part Poetry Seems Surrealist Thousands Way Were Write]
Topic:
- No painting can tell the truth of a single instant; no snapshot can do anything else.
[ Anything Else Instant Painting Single Snapshot Tell Truth]
Topic:
- Painting... in which the inner and the outer man are inseparable, transcends technique, transcends subject and moves into the realm of the inevitable.
[ Inevitable Inner Inseparable Into Man Moves Outer Painting Realm Subject Technique Transcends Which]
Topic:
- People were very affected by the war. But it didn't mean you stopped painting unless you were called into the Army; then you just couldn't paint. But otherwise one continued.
[ Affected Army Called Continued Into Just Mean Otherwise Paint Painting Stopped Then Unless Very War Were]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Acknowledged Experienced Felt Force French Leading Painting Paris Say School Think Time Understood Vitality Well]
Topic:
- You were told how much space so it was a matter of whether you could send in two paintings or three paintings, you know, pending where the show was being held. You did submit work to be accepted. Once you were accepted that was it. You did your own selection of what went in.
[ Accepted Being Could Did Held How Know Matter Much Once Own Paintings Pending Selection Send Show Space Submit Three Told Two Went Were Where Whether Work Your]
Topic:
- I influenced the BG style by not being able to draw perspective. The BG artists developed cool graphic painting styles to make my bad backgrounds look like they were that way on purpose.
[ Able Artists Backgrounds Bad Being Cool Developed Draw Graphic Influenced Look Make Painting Perspective Purpose Style Styles Way Were]
Topic:
- You buy any book on color theory today, and it's just complete poppycock. Everybody comes out of school painting pink, purple and green. The whole damn cartoon industry has pink purple and green on their mind.
[ Any Book Buy Cartoon Color Comes Complete Damn Everybody Green Industry Just Mind Out Painting Pink Purple School Their Theory Today Whole]
Topic:
- I still have agents in France, Los Angeles and Amsterdam who call and suggest parts. I'd love to keep on doing both painting and acting until the end of my days.
[ Acting Agents Amsterdam Angeles Both Call Days Doing End France Keep Los Love Painting Parts Still Suggest Until]
Topic:
- I wanted to make these people real, not like they were in a painting. Like these are people who don't know they're in a period movie. Those concerns are incredibly immediate.
[ Concerns Immediate Incredibly Know Make Movie Painting Period Real These Those Wanted Were]
Topic:
- A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
[ Always Been Comforts Company Friend Good Inspires Keeps Painting]
Topic: Art
- If people only knew as much about painting as I do, they would never buy my pictures.
[ Buy Knew Much Never Only Painting Pictures Would]
Topic:
- There is tragic evidence to show that the paintings at the French prehistoric art sites are deteriorating.
[ Art Deteriorating Evidence French Paintings Prehistoric Show Sites Tragic]
Topic:
- No amounts of stone and bone could yield the kinds of information that the paintings gave so freely.
[ Amounts Bone Could Freely Gave Information Kinds Paintings Stone Yield]
Topic:
- This truth must be recognized as a dogma and assume the validity of an axiom in the general understanding of painting.
[ Assume Axiom Dogma General Must Painting Recognized Truth Understanding Validity]
Topic:
- Now painting is different. It's something recollected in tranquility.
[ Different Now Painting Recollected Something Tranquility]
Topic:
- But when I worked on a painting I would do it from a drawing but I would put certain things I was fairly sure I wanted in the painting, and then collage on the painting with printed dots or painted paper or something before I really committed it.
[ Before Certain Collage Committed Dots Drawing Fairly Painted Painting Paper Printed Put Really Something Sure Then Things Wanted Worked Would]
Topic:
- I kind of do the drawing with the painting in mind, but it's very hard to guess at a size or a color and all the colors around it and what it will really look like.
[ Around Color Colors Drawing Guess Hard Kind Look Mind Painting Really Size Very Will]
Topic:
- Picasso's always been such a huge influence that I thought when I started the cartoon paintings that I was getting away from Picasso, and even my cartoons of Picasso were done almost to rid myself of his influence.
[ Almost Always Away Been Cartoon Cartoons Done Even Getting His Huge Influence Myself Paintings Picasso Rid Started Such Thought Were]
Topic:
- Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn't look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.
[ Art Into Itself Look Looks Out Painting Pop Something Thing World]
Topic:
- Yes, you know sometimes, we started out thinking out how strange our painting was next to normal painting, which was anything expressionist. You forget that this has been thirty five years now and people don't look at it as if it were some kind of oddity.
[ Anything Been Five Forget How Kind Know Look Next Normal Now Oddity Our Out Painting Some Sometimes Started Strange Thinking Thirty Were Which Years Yes]
Topic:
- Painting and music were the only things I worked at industriously and faithfully.
[ Faithfully Music Only Painting Things Were Worked]
Topic:
- But I hang on to books. I love them. I even think they're very nice decor in a room - far better than paintings... That's not quite true!
[ Better Books Even Far Hang Love Nice Paintings Quite Room Than Them Think True Very]
Topic:
- My painting is visible images which conceal nothing... they evoke mystery and indeed when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question 'What does that mean'? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.
[ Anything Asks Because Conceal Does Either Evoke Images Indeed Mean Means Mystery Nothing Oneself Painting Pictures Question Sees Simple Unknowable Visible Which]
Topic:
- If you scratch a great photograph, you find two things; a painting and a photograph.
[ Find Great Painting Photograph Scratch Things Two]
Topic:
- Painting is the aesthetic side of the object but it has never been original, has never been its own goal.
[ Aesthetic Been Goal Never Object Original Own Painting Side]
Topic:
- Writing and Painting are the same for me.
[ Painting Same Writing]
Topic:
- You can't work in the movies. Movies are all about lighting. Very few filmmakers will concentrate on the story. You get very little rehearsal time, so anything you do onscreen is a kind of speed painting.
[ Anything Concentrate Few Filmmakers Get Kind Lighting Little Movies Onscreen Painting Rehearsal Speed Story Time Very Will Work]
Topic:
- The crucial discovery was made that, in order to become painting, the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.
[ Artist Become Created Crucial Discovery Had Himself Made Order Painting Private Seen Universe]
Topic:
- To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now, I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.
[ Among Evening Historic Homage Humblest Listening Masterpiece May Now Painting Paying Saved Say Them Want Which]
Topic:
- No one can be a painter unless he cares for painting above all else.
[ Above Cares Else Painter Painting Unless]
Topic:
- A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.
[ Dinner Doing Embroidery Essay Painting Party Picture Revolution Writing]
Topic:
- My paintings are not about what is seen. They are about what is known forever in the mind.
[ Forever Known Mind Paintings Seen]
Topic:
- A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
[ Creative First-Rate More Painting Second-Rate Soup Than]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Art Bad Choices Grow Help Love Make Mistakes Paint Painters Paintings Part Passionately Say Seriously Take Very]
Topic:
- I felt I was painting with a Popsicle.
[ Felt Painting]
Topic:
- Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.
[ Good Kind Looks Painting Sculpture]
Topic:
- Writing requires a great deal of skill, just like painting does. People don't want to learn those skills.
[ Deal Does Great Just Learn Painting Requires Skill Skills Those Want Writing]
Topic:
- I was not out to paint beautiful pictures; even painting good pictures was not important to me. I wanted only to help the truth burst forth.
[ Beautiful Burst Even Forth Good Help Important Only Out Paint Painting Pictures Truth Wanted]
Topic:
- Every milieu has something ridiculous about it - film-making, the music world, painting - because people who take themselves seriously become funny pretty quickly.
[ Because Become Every Film-Making Funny Milieu Music Painting Pretty Quickly Ridiculous Seriously Something Take Themselves World]
Topic:
- I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity with the minimum of means. It is this which has led me to give my painting a character of even greater bareness.
[ Attaining Character Even Feel Give Greater Intensity Led Maximum Means Minimum Need Painting Which]
Topic:
- At the point where I'm trying to force something and it's not happening, and I'm getting frustrated with, say, writing a poem, I can go and pick up the brushes and start painting. At the point where the painting seems to not be going anywhere, I go and pick up the guitar.
[ Anywhere Brushes Force Frustrated Getting Go Going Guitar Happening Painting Pick Poem Point Say Seems Something Start Trying Up Where Writing]
Topic:
- With a painting, you don't have to go back and paint it again.
[ Again Back Go Paint Painting]
Topic:
- No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.
[ Artist Before Carries Composition Head His Method Painting Picture Sure Unless]
Topic:
- The dance commonly begins about the middle of the afternoon or later, after sundown. When it begins in the afternoon, there is always an intermission of an hour or two for supper. The preliminary painting and dressing is usually the work of about two hours.
[ After Afternoon Always Begins Commonly Dance Dressing Hour Hours Intermission Later Middle Painting Preliminary Supper Two Usually Work]
Topic:
- One newspaper even published one of my nude paintings - the one of me naked from the waste up.
[ Even Naked Newspaper Nude Paintings Published Up Waste]
Topic:
- Painting self-portraits without clothes on has also given me some publicity.
[ Also Clothes Given Painting Publicity Some Without]
Topic:
- The way I create music is maybe like a painting, to compose in a more visual way. Basically it's the music that I want to hear- that's my inspiration and bottom line. I just try to get ideas from books, movies, paintings.
[ Basically Books Bottom Compose Create Get Ideas Inspiration Just Line Maybe More Movies Music Painting Paintings Try Visual Want Way]
Topic:
- In a movie, you're raw material, just a hue of some color and the director makes the painting.
[ Color Director Hue Just Makes Material Movie Painting Raw Some]
Topic:
- If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens.
[ Chickens Hadn Painting Raised Started Would]
Topic:
- Painting's not important. The important thing is keeping busy.
[ Busy Important Keeping Painting Thing]
Topic:
- Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.
[ Art Behind European Mask Matter Modern Most Our Painting Person Rejected Subject Tradition]
Topic:
- Around 1980, I went back to painting with a vengeance.
[ Around Back Painting Vengeance Went]
Topic:
- I try to not get to the point where one is making wallpaper, or simply painting money. I want to make sure that I am at least trying to weigh myself down, that there's a challenge each time.
[ Am Challenge Down Each Get Least Make Making Money Myself Painting Point Simply Sure Time Try Trying Wallpaper Want Weigh Where]
Topic:
- By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does. This was the origin of the paintings in The Frieze of Life.
[ Colors Does Forms Life Lines Make Mood Origin Painting Paintings Phonograph Quickened Seeking Seen Vibrate]
Topic:
- One can easily tell that the creator of the paintings in the Sistine Chapel was above all a sculptor.
[ Above Chapel Creator Easily Paintings Sculptor Sistine Tell]
Topic:
- Painting picture by picture, I followed the impressions my eye took in at heightened moments. I painted only memories, adding nothing, no details that I did not see. Hence the simplicity of the paintings, their emptiness.
[ Adding Details Did Emptiness Eye Followed Heightened Hence Impressions Memories Moments Nothing Only Painted Painting Paintings Picture See Simplicity Their Took]
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- This kind of painting with its large frames is a bourgeois drawing-room art. It is an art dealer's art-and that came in after the civil wars following the French Revolution.
[ After Art Bourgeois Came Civil Dealer Following Frames French Kind Large Painting Revolution Wars]
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- All still lifes are actually paintings of the world on the sixth day of creation, when God and the world were alone together, without man!
[ Actually Alone Creation Day God Lifes Man Paintings Sixth Still Together Were Without World]
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- What is the use of good painting? We want a spell cast upon the optical part of our existence! We seldom really see the world, but when we do, we become as still as a picture.
[ Become Cast Existence Good Optical Our Painting Part Picture Really See Seldom Spell Still Upon Use Want World]
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- Turning one's novel into a movie script is rather like making a series of sketches for a painting that has long ago been finished and framed.
[ Ago Been Finished Framed Into Long Making Movie Novel Painting Rather Script Series Sketches Turning]
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- I hope that my painting has the impact of giving someone, as it did me, the feeling of his own totality, of his own separateness, of his own individuality.
[ Did Feeling Giving His Hope Impact Individuality Own Painting Separateness Someone Totality]
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- I prefer to leave the paintings to speak for themselves.
[ Leave Paintings Prefer Speak Themselves]
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- It all has to do with art - writing, painting, things I've done for a long time but just never had enough time to pursue. I have poetry - things that are designed for songs, but they're always poems first.
[ Always Art Designed Done Enough First Had Just Long Never Painting Poems Poetry Pursue Songs Things Time Writing]
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- I think of painting without subject matter as music without words.
[ Matter Music Painting Subject Think Without Words]
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- Painting is a hobby for me.
[ Hobby Painting]
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- I don't very much enjoy looking at paintings in general. I know too much about them. I take them apart.
[ Apart Enjoy General Know Looking Much Paintings Take Them Too Very]
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- It was in the 1920s, when nobody had time to reflect, that I saw a still-life painting with a flower that was perfectly exquisite, but so small you really could not appreciate it.
[ Appreciate Could Exquisite Flower Had Nobody Painting Perfectly Really Reflect Saw Small Time]
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- In painting feathers, you want to create the look of feathers, but if you try to paint all the feathers, you have nothing but disaster.
[ Create Disaster Feathers Look Nothing Paint Painting Try Want]
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- 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.
[ Awe Beauty Could Frame Painting Remain See Stand Staring Then Think Wall Within World]
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- Some manufacturers illustrate their advertisements with abstract paintings. I would only do this if I wished to conceal from the reader what I was advertising.
[ Abstract Advertisements Advertising Conceal Illustrate Manufacturers Only Paintings Reader Some Their Wished Would]
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- 90% of every art form is garbage - dance and stand-up, painting and music. Focus on the 10% that's good, suck it up, and drive on.
[ Art Dance Drive Every Focus Form Garbage Good Music Painting Stand-Up Suck Up]
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- Doing the show was like painting the George Washington Bridge. As soon as you finished one end, you started right in on the other.
[ Bridge Doing End Finished George Other Painting Right Show Soon Started Washington]
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- Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.
[ Eloquence Painting Thoughts]
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- As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings.
[ Although Concerned Copying Easy Far Might Modern Much Paintings Rarely Rewarding Translate Translation Very Writing]
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- If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens.
[ Chickens Painting Raised Start Would]
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- I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!
[ Beautiful Horror Must Painting Problems Speak]
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- One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail.
[ Detail Does Just Opposite Painting Particular Peach Think Whole]
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- One must act in painting as in life, directly.
[ Act Directly Life Must Painting]
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- Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.
[ Blind Feels Himself Man Painting Paints Profession Seen Sees Tells]
Topic:
- Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
[ Another Diary Just Keeping Painting Way]
Topic: Art
- Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.
[ Best Comment Make Painter Painting Sculpture]
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- Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language.
[ Appeals Art Auditory Because Certain Depend Depends Details Faculties Language Literature Mind Music Painting Poetry Sculpture System Visual Works]
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- Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
[ Painting Poetry Silent Speaks]
Topic: Poetry
- I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.
[ Almost Architecture Art Aspect Certainly Dance Every Film Form Into Mean Painting Photography Some Useful Way Writing]
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- Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was.
[ Abstract Any Back Beginning Compliment Confronts End Mean Painting Pictures Reviewer While Wrote]
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- He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced right into nonobjective painting.
[ Bounced Drove Hard His Into Kind Painting Realism Right]
Topic:
- I don't work from drawings. I don't make sketches and drawings and color sketches into a final painting.
[ Color Drawings Final Into Make Painting Sketches Work]
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- I hardly ever stretch the canvas before painting.
[ Before Canvas Ever Hardly Painting Stretch]
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- I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
[ Because Changes Destroying Etc Fear Image Life Making Own Painting]
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- I'm very representational some of the time, and a little all of the time. But when you're painting out of your unconscious, figures are bound to emerge.
[ Bound Emerge Figures Little Out Painting Representational Some Time Unconscious Very Your]
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- It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.
[ Comes Contact Easy Give Harmony Lose Mess Only Otherwise Out Painting Pure Result Take Well]
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- My painting does not come from the easel.
[ Come Does Painting]
Topic: Art
- My paintings do not have a center, but depend on the same amount of interest throughout.
[ Amount Center Depend Interest Paintings Same Throughout]
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- On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.
[ Am Around Ease Feel Floor Four Literally More Nearer Painting Part Sides Since Walk Way Work]
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- Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
[ Artist Every Good Painting Paints Self-Discovery]
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- The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.
[ Come Life Own Painting Through Try]
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- When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing.
[ Am Aware Doing Painting]
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- When I'm painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It's only after a get acquainted period that I see what I've been about. I've no fears about making changes for the painting has a life of its own.
[ Acquainted After Aware Been Changes Doing Fears Get Life Making Only Own Painting Period See]
Topic:
- I never consciously said, 'I want to be an actor.' It sounds stupid, but it's kind of like being a painter or something. You don't say, 'From today on I'm going to be a painter.' It's not something conscious - you've just been painting pictures all your life.
[ Actor Been Being Conscious Consciously Going Just Kind Life Never Painter Painting Pictures Said Say Something Sounds Stupid Today Want Your]
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- I liked sculpting better than painting. You have more freedom in sculpting.
[ Better Freedom Liked More Painting Sculpting Than]
Topic:
- I studied all about Gauguin. He was a banker. He was a banker who - he used to paint on Sundays. And one day he hated himself for painting on Sundays.
[ Banker Day Hated Himself Paint Painting Studied Sundays Used]
Topic:
- And all of this, all these physical aspects of painting at that time excited me very much. You could do a picture in just black and white. I mean all the things, whether you're soliciting permission or not, do give you permission.
[ Aspects Black Could Excited Give Just Mean Much Painting Permission Physical Picture These Things Time Very Whether White]
Topic:
- And also the new excitement and variety of ways that the abstract expressionists were applying paint. You could put it on as though it were colored air and it would be painting.
[ Abstract Air Also Applying Colored Could Excitement New Paint Painting Put Though Variety Ways Were Would]
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- And I think a painting has such a limited life anyway.
[ Anyway Life Limited Painting Such Think]
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- But I was in awe of the painters; I mean I was new in New York, and I thought the painting that was going on here was just unbelievable.
[ Awe Going Here Just Mean New Painters Painting Thought Unbelievable York]
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- I think a painting is more like the real world if it's made out the real world.
[ Made More Out Painting Real Think World]
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- I'm not so facile that I can accomplish or find out what I want to know or explore enough of the possibilities and a way of making a painting, say, in just one painting or two paintings.
[ Accomplish Enough Explore Facile Find Just Know Making Out Painting Paintings Possibilities Say Two Want Way]
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- I'm sure we don't read old paintings the way they were intended.
[ Intended Old Paintings Read Sure Way Were]
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- Pollock also... wanted one to be wrapped in the painting.
[ Also Painting Pollock Wanted Wrapped]
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- There was a whole language that I could never make function for myself in relationship to painting and that was attitudes like tortured, struggle, pain.
[ Attitudes Could Function Language Make Myself Never Pain Painting Relationship Struggle Tortured Whole]
Topic:
- Very quickly a painting is turned into a facsimile of itself when one becomes so familiar with with it that one recognizes it without looking at it.
[ Becomes Familiar Into Itself Looking Painting Quickly Recognizes Turned Very Without]
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- I taught a lot of art history, especially Chinese, Japanese, and Indian. But the painting classes came back. The nudes came back. Not so much the still lifes. So now our department is the worst department, partly because it has the worst facilities.
[ Art Back Because Came Chinese Classes Department Especially Facilities History Indian Japanese Lifes Lot Much Now Nudes Our Painting Partly Still Taught Worst]
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- If some student came up and wanted to know where to study painting, you'd want to suggest someplace, but there's no place. I wouldn't know where to send a student to study.
[ Came Know Painting Place Send Some Someplace Student Study Suggest Up Want Wanted Where]
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- Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected with some school or some museum school, and even in New York the majority are. That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money, making a living selling paintings. Only a dozen or two painters do that.
[ Almost Artist Connected Dozen Even Every Fact Idea Interesting Living Majority Making Money Museum New Now Only Outside Painters Paintings School Selling Some Take Two York]
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- In my earlier paintings, I wanted the space between the picture plane and the spectator to be active.
[ Active Between Earlier Paintings Picture Plane Space Spectator Wanted]
Topic:
- Painting is, I think, inevitably an archaic activity and one that depends on spiritual values.
[ Activity Archaic Depends Inevitably Painting Spiritual Think Values]
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- I think that has been a benefit to me because I think most people understand quilts and not a lot of people understand paintings. But yet they're looking at one.
[ Because Been Benefit Looking Lot Most Paintings Think Understand Yet]
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- Through her paintings, she breaks all the taboos of the woman's body and of female sexuality.
[ Body Breaks Female Her Paintings Sexuality She Taboos Through Woman]
Topic:
- Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama.
[ Anarchy Appeared Arrangement Arts Creative Culmination Culture Drama Flower Gardening Greatest Japanese Landscape Most Overall Painting Periods Skill]
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- Painting directly from nature is difficult as things do not remain the same; the camera helps to retain the picture in your mind.
[ Camera Difficult Directly Helps Mind Nature Painting Picture Remain Retain Same Things Your]
Topic:
- The Japanese have a wonderful sense of design and a refinement in their art. They try to produce beautiful paintings with the minimum number of strokes.
[ Art Beautiful Design Japanese Minimum Number Paintings Produce Refinement Sense Strokes Their Try Wonderful]
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- They decided to establish a museum of modern art where works by contemporary artists would be shown. Mother was viewed as a very progressive person, and not everybody liked the paintings she bought.
[ Art Artists Bought Contemporary Decided Establish Everybody Liked Modern Mother Museum Paintings Person Progressive She Shown Very Viewed Where Works Would]
Topic:
- I didn't know what to expect from a famous movie star; maybe that he'd be sort of stuck-up, you know. But not Gary Cooper. He horsed around so much... that I had a hard time painting him.
[ Around Cooper Expect Famous Gary Had Hard Him Know Maybe Movie Much Painting Sort Star Time]
Topic:
- It wouldn't be right for me to clown around when I'm painting a president.
[ Around Clown Painting President Right]
Topic:
- The '20s ended in an era of extravagance, sort of like the one we're in now. There was a big crash, but then the country picked itself up again, and we had some great years. Those were the days when American believed in itself. I was happy and proud to be painting it.
[ Again American Believed Big Country Crash Days Ended Era Extravagance Great Had Happy Itself Now Painting Picked Proud Some Sort Then Those Up Were Years]
Topic:
- The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.
[ Adventure Ahead Always Artists Back Every Exciting Living Long Look Looking Many New Painting Secret See Something]
Topic:
- I don't like food that's too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.
[ Arranged Arranging Buy Carefully Chef Cooking Enough Food Makes Much Painting Picture Spending Think Time Too Wanted]
Topic: Food
- Never invest in anything that eats or needs painting.
[ Anything Eats Invest Needs Never Painting]
Topic:
- Wherever you look there are inspirations, books, literature, paintings, landscapes, everything. Just living is an inspiration.
[ Books Everything Inspiration Inspirations Just Landscapes Literature Living Look Paintings Wherever]
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- There is no such thing as good painting about nothing.
[ Good Nothing Painting Such Thing]
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- For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.
[ Cry Forget Laugh Life Night Painting Strangled Way]
Topic:
- I'm passionately involved in life: I love its change, its color, its movement. To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle.
[ Able Alive Change Color Houses Involved Life Love Miracle Movement Music Paintings Passionately See Walk]
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- To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle.
[ Able Adopted Alive Houses Life Living Miracle Music Paintings See Technique Walk]
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- I have not written in vain if I have heretofore done anything towards diminishing the reputation of the Renaissance landscape painting.
[ Anything Diminishing Done Heretofore Landscape Painting Renaissance Reputation Towards Vain Written]
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- I sometimes use a lot of light greens and greys when I feel there is sadness in the painting.
[ Feel Greens Light Lot Painting Sadness Sometimes Use]
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- As a teenager I started painting and playing guitar.
[ Guitar Painting Playing Started Teenager]
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- The artistic process in digital art is very much the same as for making other kinds of paintings.
[ Art Artistic Digital Kinds Making Much Other Paintings Process Same Very]
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- The key is in remaining just aloof enough from a painting so that you know when to stop.
[ Aloof Enough Just Key Know Painting Remaining Stop]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Computer Disk Hand Hawaii House Lines Modem Over Painting Paintings Phone Printer Transferred Way]
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- A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth.
[ Mouth Painting Portrait Something Wrong]
Topic:
- I never was very capable of expressing my feelings or emotions in words. I don't know whether this is the cause why I did it in music and also why I did it in painting. Or vice versa: That I had this way as an outlet. I could renounce expressing something in words.
[ Also Capable Cause Could Did Emotions Expressing Feelings Had Know Music Never Outlet Painting Renounce Something Versa Very Vice Way Whether Why Words]
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- A painting means as much to you as a string of pearls to an ape.
[ Ape Means Much Painting Pearls String]
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- Every painting I do is related to the last one: it may be a continuation of a previous painting or it may be a reaction against it.
[ Against Continuation Every Last May Painting Previous Reaction Related]
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- I no longer worry whether a painting is about something or not. I am only concerned with the expectation, from a flat surface, of an illusion.
[ Am Concerned Expectation Flat Illusion Longer Only Painting Something Surface Whether Worry]
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- On occasion I have drawn as a release from painting. The economy in using paper, pencil, charcoal and crayon can help towards a greater gamble and higher rewards. I also find that drawing can generate ideas more rapidly than painting.
[ Also Charcoal Drawing Drawn Economy Find Gamble Generate Greater Help Higher Ideas More Occasion Painting Paper Pencil Rapidly Release Rewards Than Towards Using]
Topic:
- Some say they see poetry in my paintings; I see only science.
[ Only Paintings Poetry Say Science See Some]
Topic:
- If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.
[ London New Oil Painting Watercolor York]
Topic:
- I think people have to choose between living with contradictions or painting themselves into a corner. I have a lot of contradictions.
[ Between Choose Contradictions Corner Into Living Lot Painting Themselves Think]
Topic:
- Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent - not with how things are but with how they might be - in short, with design.
[ Architecture Business Concerned Contingent Design Engineering How Medicine Might Necessary Painting Short Things]
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- The animation of the canvas is one of the hardest problems of painting.
[ Animation Canvas Hardest Painting Problems]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Again Condemned Eager Energy Every Good Hoping Inspired Leaves Life Mine More Painter Painting Picture Rich Start Time Unsatisfied Vitality Which Working]
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- Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues.
[ Architecture Art Continues Finished Habit Painting Sculpture]
Topic:
- My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.
[ Being Condition Enlarged Enriches Horizon Human Humanity Listening Music Nothing Opera Painting Poems Reading Seeing Some Struggle Volatile Whatever Which Writers]
Topic:
- We have as many planes of speech as does a painting planes of perspective which create perspective in a phrase. The most important word stands out most vividly defined in the very foreground of the sound plane. Less important words create a series of deeper planes.
[ Create Deeper Defined Does Foreground Important Less Many Most Out Painting Perspective Phrase Plane Planes Series Sound Speech Stands Very Vividly Which Word Words]
Topic:
- A sculpture is just a painting cut out and stood up somewhere.
[ Cut Just Out Painting Sculpture Somewhere Stood Up]
Topic:
- But, after all, the aim of art is to create space - space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live.
[ After Aim Art Compromised Create Decoration Illustration Live Painting Space Subjects Which Within]
Topic:
- I was worried in the '80s that the best abstract painting had become obsessed with materiality, and painterly gestures and materiality were up against the wall.
[ Abstract Against Become Best Gestures Had Obsessed Painterly Painting Up Wall Were Worried]
Topic:
- One learns about painting by looking at and imitating other painters.
[ Imitating Learns Looking Other Painters Painting]
Topic:
- Up until 35 I had a slightly skewed world view. I honestly believed everybody in the world wanted to make abstract paintings, and people only became lawyers and doctors and brokers and things because they couldn't make abstract paintings.
[ Abstract Became Because Believed Brokers Doctors Everybody Had Honestly Lawyers Make Only Paintings Skewed Slightly Things Until Up View Wanted World]
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- When I'm painting the picture, I'm really painting a picture. I may have a flat-footed technique, or something like that, but still, to me, the thrill, or the meat of the thing, is the actual painting. I don't get any thrill out of laying it out.
[ Actual Any Get Laying May Meat Out Painting Picture Really Something Still Technique Thing Thrill]
Topic:
- I'm sickened by all religions. Religion has divided people. I don't think there's any difference between the pope wearing a large hat and parading around with a smoking purse and an African painting his face white and praying to a rock.
[ African Any Around Between Difference Divided Face Hat His Large Painting Parading Pope Praying Purse Religion Religions Rock Sickened Smoking Think Wearing White]
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- One of the best things about paintings is their silence - which prompts reflection and random reverie.
[ Best Paintings Prompts Random Reflection Reverie Silence Their Things Which]
Topic:
- It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture.
[ Around Art Hangs Hard Modern Painting Sculpture Understand Walk Wall]
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- Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.
[ Expression Highest Ideas Moral Music Namely Painting Spiritual Strong Weakest Where]
Topic:
- When we don't have information, we go to the simplest outlook, to black and white. But then we have to lie to ourselves. Black is never as black as you're painting it and white is never as white.
[ Black Go Information Lie Never Ourselves Outlook Painting Simplest Then White]
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- The painting develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives me the sense of complete liberty, and for this reason I am incapable of forming a plan or making a sketch beforehand.
[ Am Before Beforehand Complete Develops Eyes Forming Gives Incapable Liberty Making Painting Plan Progresses Reason Sense Sketch Surprises Unfolding Which]
Topic:
- I started formal piano training when I was 4. From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons of every sort and description, and painting lessons. I had German. And shorthand.
[ Dancing Description Every Formal German Had Lessons Little Painting Piano Shorthand Sort Started Training]
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- I don't have much of a problem with interruptions. I keep a detailed record of paint and materials as a work on each painting. I can restart exactly where I left off.
[ Detailed Each Exactly Interruptions Keep Left Materials Much Off Paint Painting Problem Record Restart Where Work]
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- I make paintings, try to get others to look at them and hopefully buy them.
[ Buy Get Hopefully Look Make Others Paintings Them Try]
Topic:
- I think it is an inborn talent - just luck. Some people can learn languages; some can throw a ball. Most people have something. My talent is drawing and painting.
[ Ball Drawing Inborn Just Languages Learn Luck Most Painting Some Something Talent Think Throw]
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- I believe that painting should come through the avenues of meditation rather than the canals of action.
[ Action Avenues Believe Canals Come Meditation Painting Rather Should Than Through]
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- I also paint and enjoy acrylic medium; some of my close friends have paintings I did for them.
[ Also Close Did Enjoy Friends Medium Paint Paintings Some Them]
Topic:
- In our own time it has been seen... that simple children, roughly brought up in the wilderness, have begun to draw by themselves, impelled by their own natural genius, instructed solely by the example of these beautiful paintings and sculptures of Nature.
[ Beautiful Been Begun Brought Children Draw Example Genius Impelled Instructed Natural Nature Our Own Paintings Roughly Sculptures Seen Simple Solely Their Themselves These Time Up Wilderness]
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- Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained.
[ Cooking Explained Good Painting Tasted]
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- When I get my hands on painting materials I don't give a damn about other people's painting... every generation must start again afresh.
[ Afresh Again Damn Every Generation Get Give Hands Materials Must Other Painting Start]
Topic:
- The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it.
[ Also Because Brought Cannot Colors Contrary Contrast Each Effect Eye Great Ill Little May Near Other Painting Produce Said Shock Very Which]
Topic:
- American poetry, like American painting, is always personal with an emphasis on the individuality of the poet.
[ Always American Emphasis Individuality Painting Personal Poet Poetry]
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- A painting is like a man. If you can live without it, then there isn't much point in having it.
[ Having Live Man Much Painting Point Then Without]
Topic:
- No one blames themselves if they don't understand a cartoon, as they might with a painting or "real" art; they simply think it's a bad cartoon.
[ Art Bad Blames Cartoon Might Painting Real Simply Themselves Think Understand]
Topic:
- I'd asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions. Finally one lady friend asked the right question, 'Well, what do you love most?' That's how I started painting money.
[ Around Asked Finally Friend How Lady Love Money Most Painting Question Right Started Suggestions Well]
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- If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind it.
[ Am Andy Behind Films Just Know Look Nothing Paintings Surface Want Warhol]
Topic:
- I find myself gravitating towards drama. It interests me. In the books I read, the paintings I like, it's always the darker stuff.
[ Always Books Darker Drama Find Interests Myself Paintings Read Stuff Towards]
Topic:
- Butte was once a grand city. To me, that city is like one big stage for Edward Hopper. You could put your camera anywhere, and you felt you were looking at his paintings.
[ Anywhere Big Camera City Could Edward Felt Grand His Hopper Looking Once Paintings Put Stage Were Your]
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- I'd never painted anything before. I was quite content to take other people's work since I didn't care anyway about the subject matter. I approached subject matter as a scoundrel. I had nothing to say about it whatsoever. I only wanted to make these exciting paintings.
[ Anything Anyway Approached Before Care Content Exciting Had Make Matter Never Nothing Only Other Painted Paintings Quite Say Scoundrel Since Subject Take These Wanted Whatsoever Work]
Topic:
- Photography suits the temper of this age - of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.
[ Accurately Active Acts Age Bodies Decisively Down Ideas Imagery Medium Mind Minds Painting Perfect Photography Prolific Quickly Sculpting Sees Slowed Suits Teeming Temper Whose Worker Would]
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- I tried painting for a short time and realized that I was not a child prodigy at painting.
[ Child Painting Prodigy Realized Short Time Tried]
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- I'm just a landscape painter. I look out the window and I see what's going on, and I paint it. While I'm painting it, I also write thoughts about what I see going on out there.
[ Also Going Just Landscape Look Out Paint Painter Painting See Thoughts While Window Write]
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- I've been attracted to imagery and occasionally I've drawn from it, but I never thought I'd be painting these paintings. I didn't have any desire to. I didn't think there was any reason to.
[ Any Attracted Been Desire Drawn Imagery Never Occasionally Painting Paintings Reason These Think Thought]
Topic:
- In the fairy tale the painting represents the here and now. The book is actually divided into five sections, through which the key character, the muse, leads us.
[ Actually Book Character Divided Fairy Five Here Into Key Leads Muse Now Painting Represents Sections Tale Through Us Which]
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- The dog, the rabbit and the hoop all feature in the painting, and take the place of the orrery.
[ Dog Feature Hoop Painting Place Rabbit Take]
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- So when I'm playing, I'm sort of painting a feeling in the air.
[ Air Feeling Painting Playing Sort]
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- Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.
[ Burning Cook Destroying Economic Gain Meal Painting Renaissance]
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- Dwight is a sad clown. You've seen those paintings of sad clown.
[ Clown Dwight Paintings Sad Seen Those]
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- I'm working on a very long series of paintings based on desert folklore.
[ Based Desert Folklore Long Paintings Series Very Working]
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- But painting can be too lonely... I like being with people too much to have ever made that my life's work.
[ Being Ever Life Lonely Made Much Painting Too Work]
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- Frankly, these days, without a theory to go with it, I can't see a painting.
[ Days Frankly Go Painting See Theory These Without]
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- I felt the need to get back to painting and I thought the best way was to start drawing, so I enrolled in a life drawing class. I soon discovered that people made very interesting subjects and I am still surprised that I had never discovered it before.
[ Am Back Before Best Class Discovered Drawing Enrolled Felt Get Had Interesting Life Made Need Never Painting Soon Start Still Subjects Surprised Thought Very Way]
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- I have never subscribed to the Dirty Pallet school of painting.
[ Dirty Never Painting Pallet School Subscribed]
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- I never know what it's going to look like. Wouldn't be much point in painting if I already knew the outcome. I have a subject in front of me and I start flooding colour and making marks, I don't know, it's improvisation isn't it?
[ Already Colour Flooding Front Going Improvisation Knew Know Look Making Marks Much Never Outcome Painting Point Start Subject]
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- Painting is seen as picture making, the making of an art object, something that can stand on its own.
[ Art Making Object Own Painting Picture Seen Something Stand]
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- At 18 I began painting steadily fulltime and at age 20 had my first New York show at the Macbeth Gallery.
[ Age Began First Fulltime Gallery Had Macbeth New Painting Show Steadily York]
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- I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
[ Dream Lot More Painting Subconscious]
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- I'm a secretive bastard. I would never let anybody watch me painting... it would be like somebody watching you have sex - painting is that personal to me.
[ Anybody Never Painting Personal Secretive Sex Somebody Watch Watching Would]
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- 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.
[ Anymore Because Change Furniture Hang Idea Just Painting Piece See Should Then Think Wall Why]
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