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Emil Nolde Quotes and Sayings

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The artist need not know very much; best of all let
him work instinctively and paint as naturally as he breathes or walks.
- Emil Nolde

Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and
create fresh difficulties.
- Emil Nolde

What an artist learns matters little.
What he himself discovers has a real worth for him,
and gives him the necessary incitement to work.
- Emil Nolde

The art of an artist must be his own art.
It is...
always a continuous chain of little inventions,
little technical discoveries of one's own,
in one's relation to the tool, the material and the colors.
- Emil Nolde

 

Art is exalted above religion and race.
Not a single solitary soul these days believes in the
religions of the Assyrians,
the Egyptians and the Greeks...
Only their art, whenever it was beautiful,
stands proud and exalted, rising above all time.
- Emil Nolde

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not.
The work is a private matter for the artist.
The house is not.
- Adolf Loos

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An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James Whistler

To an engineer, good enough means perfect.
With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
- Alexander Calder

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
- George Santayana

I love power.
But it is as an artist that I love it.
I love it as a musician loves his violin,
to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
- Franz Liszt

I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist,
but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.
- Michael Palin

That's the motivation of an artist -
to seek attention of some kind.
- James Taylor

The writer, when he is also an artist,
is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.
- Elia Kazan

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.
- Jodie Foster

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
- Andy Warhol

I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't
doubt what they're doing.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Even a true artist does not always produce art.
- Carroll O'Connor

Every human is an artist.
The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,
and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Every production of an artist should be the expression
of an adventure of his soul.
- W. Somerset Maugham

A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his.
- Bobby Darin

An artist is always alone - if he is an artist.
No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
- Henry Miller

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
- Eugene Delacroix

The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
- Novalis

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist.
I never think about money.
Beautiful things make money.
- Lord Acton

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts -
such is the duty of the artist.
- Robert Schumann

An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
- Edgard Varese

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

An artist never really finishes his work,
he merely abandons it.
- Paul Valery

The artist in me cries out for design.
- Robert Frost

I've been called many names like perfectionist,
difficult and obsessive.
I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the
details for any artist to be good.
- Barbra Streisand

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place:
from the sky,
from the earth, from a scrap of paper,
from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
- Pablo Picasso

The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty,
you know you're an artist.
- David Hockney

A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
- George Edward Moore

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas,
a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
- Edward Steichen

To be a good artist, you have to serve the work of
art and allow it to be what it is supposed to be.
- Larry Wall

The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics.
The ones who want to be writers read the reviews,
the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews.
- William Faulkner

I think we have to bottom out.
When the studios jump out of the ring,
perhaps the artist can get back in.
- Don Bluth

I have always thought of myself as a performer first
and way down the line as a recording artist.
- Leo Kottke

An artist is he for whom the goal and center of life is to form his mind.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

I think they want to keep it separate,
but I've never been a crossover artist for some reason.
- Reba McEntire

Why do we pigeonhole and label an artist? It is a sure
way of missing the important,
the contradictory, the things that make him or her unique.
- Lukas Foss

Whenever I fill out the job description I put 'songwriter,'
never 'singer' or 'artist.' Singers come and go.
- Brian McKnight

I decided on the spot that I would be an artist,
and I assure you, it was no ordinary artist I had in mind.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

I started crying, because there's nothing like hearing
that the artist who originally did the song likes your version.
- Kelly Rowland

I guess if you take yourself seriously as an artist
there starts either the problem or the beauty of doing good artwork.
- Bill Griffith

I have never been able to understand the artist whose image never changes.
- Lee Krasner

I don't think any one person, whether artist or not,
has been given permission by anyone to put the responsibility
of the way things are on anyone else.
- Robert Rauschenberg

I'm having fun just being a musician as well as an artist at this point.
- Peabo Bryson

An artist is nothing without his or her obsessions,
and I have mine.
- Andres Serrano

I am an artist, art has no color and no sex.
- Whoopi Goldberg

Remember I'm an artist.
And you know what that means in a court of law.
Next worst to an actress.
- Joyce Cary

There are two men inside the artist,
the poet and the craftsman.
One is born a poet.
One becomes a craftsman.
- Emile Zola

With the Ford Foundation grant all of a sudden instead
of being an artist that had made a couple of short films,
I became a filmmaker who dabbled in the arts.
- Bruce Conner

It's like Willie Nelson.
You're an artist and you have different styles inside of you.
- Suzy Bogguss

The difference between a bad artist and a good one is:
the bad artist seems to copy a great deal;
the good one really does.
- William Blake

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.
Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
- Robert Hughes

The primary distinction of the artist is that he must
actively cultivate that state which most men,
necessarily, must avoid; the state of being alone.
- James Baldwin

Copy nature and you infringe on the work of our Lord.
Interpret nature and you are an artist.
- Jacques Lipchitz

An artist cannot speak about his art any more than
a plant can discuss horticulture.
- Jean Cocteau

An artist cannot do anything slovenly.
- Jane Austen

The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.
- Richard Wright

In art, the only one who really knows whether what
you've done is honest is the artist.
- Bruce Nauman


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