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Pierre Bonnard Quotes and Sayings

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A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard

Related topics: Art

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design -
it reinforces it.
- Pierre Bonnard

The precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing.
- Pierre Bonnard

You reason color more than you reason drawing...
Color has a logic as severe as form.
- Pierre Bonnard

 

Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure,
and express your pleasure strongly.
- Pierre Bonnard

It is still color, it is not yet light.
- Pierre Bonnard

The important thing is to remember what most impressed
you and to put it on canvas as fast as possible.
- Pierre Bonnard

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Work on the accent, it will enliven the whole.
- Pierre Bonnard

You cannot possibly invent painting all by yourself.
- Pierre Bonnard

Art will never be able to exist without nature.
- Pierre Bonnard

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

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Painting is easy when you don't know how,
but very difficult when you do.
- Edgar Degas

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.
- Paul Cezanne

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
- Salvador Dali

A good painting to me has always been like a friend.
It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
- Hedy Lamarr

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
- Pablo Picasso

All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

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

My movement from painting to film was a very conscious one.
- Kathryn Bigelow

There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured,
such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted,
but not explained.
- Maurice de Vlaminck

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.
- Barnett Newman

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.
- Gustav Klimt

Writing and Painting are the same for me.
- Peter Malkin

Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon -
it is the very heart of painting.
- Josef Albers

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.
- Mike Thompson

I believe the reason I love painting so much is that
it forces one to be objective.
- Max Beckmann

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

I believe that painting should come through the avenues
of meditation rather than the canals of action.
- Mark Tobey

Pop Art looks out into the world.
It doesn't look like a painting of something,
it looks like the thing itself.
- Roy Lichtenstein

It is no use painting the foot of the tree white,
the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.
- Aime Cesaire

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

Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session
and instead study my Japanese books in the open.
- Gustav Klimt

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.
- Denis Diderot

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.
- Edvard Munch

Well, I've been painting for years.
I just started doing a lot more in the last couple.
- Robyn Hitchcock

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

You don't need a framework.
You need a painting, not a frame.
- Klaus Kinski

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.
- Robert Rauschenberg

So about twenty years ago I gave up on painting -
and got into terrible debt after buying a load of camera gear!
- Nigel Dennis

Look at any inspired painting.
It's like a gong sounding; it puts you in a state of reverberation.
- Philip Guston

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.
- Andre Malraux

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.
- Ad Reinhardt

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.
- John Erskine

American poetry, like American painting,
is always personal with an emphasis on the individuality of the poet.
- Diane Wakoski

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

I always feel attacked when I'm asked about my painting.
- Georg Baselitz

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.
- Tom Stoppard

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

If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens.
- William Lyon Phelps

Painting does what we cannot do - it brings a three-dimensional
world into a two-dimensional plane.
- Chuck Jones

Nature engenders the science of painting.
- Robert Delaunay

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.
- Kathryn Bigelow

I have sworn to die painting.
- Paul Cezanne

I don't believe in making pencil sketches and then
painting landscape in your studio.
You must be right under the sky.
- William Merritt Chase

Through a painting we can see the whole world.
- Hans Hofmann

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting,
two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
- Lord Byron

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.
- Robert Musil

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.
- Andy Warhol

I've been trying to pick up painting but it's hard.
- George Eads

If people only knew as much about painting as I do,
they would never buy my pictures.
- Edwin Landseer

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

Well, I have a very simple method of painting.
- Edward Hopper

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.
- Minnie Maddern Fiske


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