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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Quotes and Sayings

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A painter paints the appearance of things,
not their objective correctness, in fact he creates
new appearances of things.
- Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

The canvas of life awaits you -
the painter of your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the painter of my heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the poet of my mind.
I am the painter of my heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Every good painter paints what he is.
- Jackson Pollock

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

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Time extracts various values from a painter's work.
When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten,
and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
- Henri Matisse

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier,
you will become a general.
If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.'
Instead,
I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
- Claude Monet

I adore the theater and I am a painter.
I think the two are made for a marriage of love.
I will give all my soul to prove this once more.
- Marc Chagall

I think there are a lot of pictures to make.
I sometimes question whether I'm even an artist or just a painter.
To me, the making of the pictures is the most important thing.
- Martin Mull

With a painter's temperament, all that's needed are
the means of expression sufficient to be intelligible to the wide public.
- Paul Cezanne

I am a night painter, so when I come into the studio
the next morning the delirium is over.
- Philip Guston

Clem had made it known that Pollock was a great painter.
- Kenneth Noland

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

Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer,
the mirror, or the painter?
- Pablo Picasso

The painter must give a completely free rein to any
feeling or sensations he may have and reject nothing
to which he is naturally drawn.
- Lucian Freud

I have tried to preserve in my relationship to the
film the same closeness and intimacy that exists between
a painter and his canvas.
- Norman McLaren

Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does
the painter do good things.
- Edgar Degas

Art doesn't alter things.
It points things out, but it doesn't alter them.
It can't, no matter what a painter wants to do.
- Arthur Boyd

The painter's obsession with his subject is all that
he needs to drive him to work.
- Lucian Freud

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.
- Tony Curtis

Father, in spite of all this spending of money in learning Latin,
I will be a painter.
- William Allan

I'm reading a book about Romaine Brooks,
a wonderful painter from early in the last century.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative
painter than to paint a rose,
because before he can do so he has first to forget
all the roses that were ever painted.
- Henri Matisse

The painter leaves his mark.
And I just put in two statues in Rhode Island that I'm working on.
And I think that's going to make me last longer than me.
- Anthony Quinn

As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform.
But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty,
other things may come into play.
- Bridget Riley

My grandfather was not a musician but he was an artist -
a painter,
a decorative painter.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

A kiss from my mother made me a painter.
- Benjamin West

There are two things in the painter,
the eye and the mind; each of them should aid the other.
- Paul Cezanne

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.
- Jasper Johns

I hope to be a producer, a musician,
a painter,
a photographer - I'm going to push myself to do as
many things as I can and see where it goes.
- Lucas Grabeel

In fact, I thought my calling was to be a painter.
- Patti Smith

I am not a painter, nor an artist.
Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing.
- Alfred Stieglitz

If I had parallel lives to pursue, I would also want one as a painter.
- Norman Spinrad

It was my family that wanted me to be a teacher.
That was safe, you see.
To be a painter was terrible.
- Josef Albers

I wanted to be a painter.
- Max Cannon

Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.
- Pablo Picasso

The painter should paint not only what he has in front of him,
but also what he sees inside himself.
- Caspar David Friedrich

I wish there was a painter who could paint as well
as Ted Williams could hit.
- Jack Levine

I am following Nature without being able to grasp her,
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
- Claude Monet

A mathematician, like a painter or poet,
is a maker of patterns.
If his patterns are more permanent than theirs,
it is because they are made with ideas.
- G. H. Hardy

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.
- Steve Guttenberg

If you're a painter, you're not alone.
There's no way to be alone.
- Franz Kline

A painter's tastes must grow out of what so obsesses
him in life that he never has to ask himself what it
is suitable for him to do in art.
- Lucian Freud

Many times I asked myself, 'Who is a painter in your own eyes?'
- Peter Malkin

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.
- John Dyer

Hands are the tool of the painter, the artist.
- Agnes Varda

I will be a historical painter.
- William Allan

A painter must think of everything he sees as being
there entirely for his own use and pleasure.
- Lucian Freud

To me, a painter, if not the most useful,
is the least harmful member of our society.
- Man Ray

There is nothing that special to see when looking at me.
I'm a painter who paints day in day out,
from morning till evening - figure pictures and landscapes,
more rarely portraits.
- Gustav Klimt

The painter who feels obligated to depict his subjects
as uniformly beautiful or handsome and without flaws
will fall short of making art.
- Joyce Maynard

I didn't have any real art training,
but when I was about twelve nad thirteen,
another boy and I went to a sign painter's house every
Friday night and took lessons.
- Rube Goldberg

When I said I no longer wanted to be a painter,
that I wanted to be an actor, the first thing I did
was get a stinking job in an insurance building.
- Rod Taylor

I write because I write - as anyone in the arts does.
You're a painter because you feel you have no choice but to paint.
You're a writer because this is what you do.
- Richard Price

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

The model should only serve the very private function
for the painter of providing the starting point for his excitement.
- Lucian Freud

To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is,
is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano.
- James Whistler

Every top player has his own style, just as every painter
has his own personal signature.
- Vladimir Kramnik

The poet ranks far below the painter
in the representation of visible things,
and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

An architect should live as little in cities as a painter.
Send him to our hills, and let him study there what
nature understands by a buttress,
and what by a dome.
- John Ruskin

The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.
- Susan Sontag

As a painter you're responsible yourself,
100 percent.
In film, you have the editor, the director,
the other actors.
It has the advantage of not being solitary.
- Sylvia Kristel

The humblest painter is a true scholar;
and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.
- William Hazlitt

I want to direct films, because I am a painter and
a sculptor and I've done a lot of writing.
- Xander Berkeley

The power of daring anything their fancy suggest,
as always been conceded to the painter and the poet.
- Horace

I started out to be a painter and was born into the theater.
- Vincente Minnelli

I think a poet, like a painter, should be a craftsperson.
- Anne Stevenson

No one can be a painter unless he cares for painting above all else.
- Edouard Manet


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