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Painter Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Every good painter paints what he is.
- Jackson Pollock

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

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

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

A painter paints his pictures on canvas.
But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
We provide the music, and you provide the silence.
- Leopold Stokowski

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

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

An icon painter starts not with Jesus Christ but by
finding earth and rubbing.
Now what is earth, what are you rubbing in directing?
- Peter Brook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding
of where he was in the history of where he came from
doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting.
- Jodie Foster

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

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

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

The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.
- Susan Sontag

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

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

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 was excited by what my painter friends were doing,
and they seemed to be interested in our poetry too,
and that was a wonderful little, fizzy sort of world.
- Kenneth Koch

I spend a lot of time working as a painter and in my
studio I go from upstairs where I paint to downstairs where I play and record,
so I get this thing crossing over.
- Andy Summers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I will be a historical painter.
- William Allan

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

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

The painter should not paint what he sees,
but what will be seen.
- Paul Klee

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

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

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

The final test of a painting, theirs,
mine, any other, is: does the painter's emotions come across?
- Franz Kline

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

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

The anarchist painter is not the one who will create anarchist pictures,
but the one who will fight with all his individuality
against official conventions.
- Paul Signac

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

Dali was the great painter then and surrealism was a way of life.
- Vincente Minnelli

I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter
likes especially to have other painters look at his
or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around.
- Chuck Close

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

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

I started doing cartoons when I was about 21.
I never thought I would be a cartoonist.
It happened behind my back.
I was always a painter and drawer.
- Lynda Barry

The unity in any painter's work arises from the fact that a person,
brought to a desperate situation, will behave in a certain way...
style.
- Frank Auerbach

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

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

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

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

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

Color possesses me.
I don't have to pursue it.
It will possess me always, I know it.
That is the meaning of this happy hour:
Color and I are one.
I am a painter.
- Paul Klee


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