Gaston Bachelard - Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
[ Believe Everybody Paintings Photographs Trusts]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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- 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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- 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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- It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.
[ Painting Paintings Your]
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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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- The paintings by Van Gough and Chagall had a big influence on me.
[ Big Had Influence Paintings Van]
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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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- 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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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.
[ Derives Life Own Painter Paintings Soul Their]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- Painters of paintings, writers of books, never could tell the half.
[ Books Could Half Never Painters Paintings Tell Writers]
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- 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]
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- I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue, but I've done many.
[ Done Exactly Many Paintings Protest Realize Vogue]
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- 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]
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- Many, many of my paintings have come from the first chapter of Moby Dick.
[ Chapter Come First Many Moby Paintings]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- My paintings are not about what is seen. They are about what is known forever in the mind.
[ Forever Known Mind Paintings Seen]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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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- 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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- I prefer to leave the paintings to speak for themselves.
[ Leave Paintings Prefer Speak Themselves]
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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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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]
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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]
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- 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]
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- 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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- 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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- 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 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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- Some say they see poetry in my paintings; I see only science.
[ Only Paintings Poetry Say Science See Some]
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- 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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- 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]
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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]
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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]
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- 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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- 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]
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- 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]
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- 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]
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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]
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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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