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My paintings do not have a center, but depend on the
by Jackson Pollock

My paintings do not have a center, but depend on the
same amount of interest throughout.
- Jackson Pollock

My painting does not come from the easel.
- Jackson Pollock

Every good painter paints what he is.
- Jackson Pollock

I continue to get further away from the usual painter's tools such as easel,
palette, brushes, etc.
- Jackson Pollock

 

When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing.
- Jackson Pollock

I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image,
etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
- Jackson Pollock

The painting has a life of its own.
I try to let it come through.
- Jackson Pollock

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Painting is self-discovery.
Every good artist paints what he is.
- Jackson Pollock

The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover
the deeper meanings in modern art.
- Jackson Pollock

The modern artist...
is working and expressing an inner world -
in other words -
expressing the energy,
the motion, and other inner forces.
- Jackson Pollock

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.
- Jackson Pollock

Today painters do not have to go to a subject matter outside of themselves.
Most modern painters work from a different source.
They work from within.
- Jackson Pollock

He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced
right into nonobjective painting.
- Jackson Pollock

Bums are the well-to-do of this day.
They didn't have as far to fall.
- Jackson Pollock

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.
- Jackson Pollock

It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put
on as long as something has been said.
Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.
- Jackson Pollock

The modern artist is working with space and time,
and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.
- Jackson Pollock

I hardly ever stretch the canvas before painting.
- Jackson Pollock

I don't work from drawings.
I don't make sketches and drawings and color sketches into a final painting.
- Jackson Pollock

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.
- Jackson Pollock

New needs need new techniques.
And the modern artists have found new ways and new
means of making their statements...
the modern painter cannot express this age,
the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio,
in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.
- Jackson Pollock

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.
- Jackson Pollock

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.
- Jackson Pollock

When I say artist I mean the man who is building things -
creating molding the earth - whether it be the plains of the west -
or the iron ore of Penn.
It's all a big game of construction -
some with a brush - some with a shovel -
some choose a pen.
- Jackson Pollock

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
- Ansel Adams

I think of my peace paintings as one long poem,
with each painting being a single stanza.
- Robert Indiana

I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue,
but I've done many.
- Robert Indiana

I will always find even the worst paintings that attempt
some kind of representation better than the best invented paintings.
- Balthus

Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.
- Vincent Van Gogh

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.
- John Guare

I'm sure we don't read old paintings the way they were intended.
- Robert Rauschenberg

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.
- Faith Ringgold

The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all
further forms of expression,
whether they are paintings, sculptures,
tragedies, or musical compositions.
- Paul Klee

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.
- Bill Dixon

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.
- Georg Baselitz

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.
- Howard Hodgkin

One can easily tell that the creator of the paintings
in the Sistine Chapel was above all a sculptor.
- Edvard Munch

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.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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.
- Andy Warhol

I also paint and enjoy acrylic medium;
some of my close friends have paintings I did for them.
- Kiana Tom

Painters of paintings, writers of books,
never could tell the half.
- Lorenz Hart

Never buy four C-plus paintings when you can buy one A. - Walter Annenberg

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.
- John Dyer

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.
- Chuck Close

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.
- Wim Wenders

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!
- Norman MacCaig

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.
- Jacqueline Bisset

One of the best things about paintings is their silence -
which prompts reflection and random reverie.
- Mark Stevens

My paintings are not about what is seen.
They are about what is known forever in the mind.
- Agnes Martin

I don't very much enjoy looking at paintings in general.
I know too much about them.
I take them apart.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

People are predominant in my paintings.
Although they are not obvious, you can feel their presence.
- Ralph Allen

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.
- Brian Eno

The paintings that really excite me have an erotic
element or side to them irrespective of subject matter.
- Lucian Freud

In my earlier paintings, I wanted the space between
the picture plane and the spectator to be active.
- Bridget Riley

That's why people listen to music or look at paintings.
To get in touch with that wholeness.
- Corita Kent

I'm working on a very long series of paintings based on desert folklore.
- Terri Windling

Through her paintings, she breaks all the taboos of
the woman's body and of female sexuality.
- Diego Rivera

I find myself gravitating towards drama.
It interests me.
In the books I read, the paintings I like,
it's always the darker stuff.
- Naomi Watts

The painter must enclose himself within his work;
he must respond not with words,
but with paintings.
- Paul Cezanne

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.
- Ralph Allen

The paintings by Van Gough and Chagall had a big influence on me.
- John Dyer

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.
- Balthus

Dwight is a sad clown.
You've seen those paintings of sad clown.
- Rainn Wilson

I feel like there's too many paintings left unpainted
that I just don't want to take the time away.
- Alan Bean

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.
- David Rockefeller

Art, after all, is traditionally displayed against vacancies:
paintings on dun walls,
sculptures in empty spaces, music in quiet halls.
- John Hart

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.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat

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.
- John Guare

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.
- Balthus

It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.
- Albert Camus

Casting is sort of like looking at paintings.
You don't know what you'll like, but you recognize it when you see it.
- Steven Bochco


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