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Painters Quotes

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Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

Related topics: Art

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot,
others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
- Pablo Picasso

I like all those painters who loved and had a strong feeling for nature.
- Alfred Sisley

I'm not, by nature, a collaborator.
My biggest influences were people like painters and poets.
These are solitary workers.
- Robert Wyatt

 

Painters were also attorneys, happy storytellers of anecdote,
psychologists, botanists, zoologists,
archaeologists, engineers, but there were no creative painters.
- Kazimir Malevich

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

I do not think men have more talent.
There are a great many women in the arts;
novelists,
painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far
lower in the field of song writing.
- Dorothy Fields

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I took to wearing a black tie known as the Ascot,
with long drooping ends.
I had seen pictures of painters, sculptors,
poets, wearing this style of tie.
- Carl Sandburg

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

My friends tend to be writers.
I think writers and painters are really all the same-we just sit in our rooms.
- Howard Hodgkin

I think that most people think painters are kind of ridiculous,
you know?
- Roy Lichtenstein

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

Painters must speak through paint, not through words.
- Hans Hofmann

It is this research into pure painting that is the
problem at the present moment.
I do not know any painters in Paris who are really
searching for this ideal world.
- Robert Delaunay

Youth must go ahead and prosper.
These young painters are all very talented people,
but they all paint frescoes.
- Edvard Munch

I like to move among painters, mathematicians,
psychologists, people who can tell me something.
- George Woodcock

I believe that the great painters with their intellect
as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium
of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions.
- Edward Hopper

But I was in awe of the painters; I mean I was new in New York,
and I thought the painting that was going on here was just unbelievable.
- Robert Rauschenberg

The craft of painting has virtually disappeared.
There is hardly anyone left who really possesses it.
For evidence one has only to look at the painters of this century.
- Balthus

I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters.
It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward.
Art should always be an exchange.
- Nick Cave

David is purely a conceptual artist.
He didn't play any instruments or paint or anything.
We were painters.
- Tina Weymouth

Real painters understand with a brush in their hand.
- Berthe Morisot

Good art theory must smell of the studio,
although its language should differ from the household
talk of painters and sculptors.
- Rudolf Arnheim

I have been criticized rather strenuously by painters
and sculptors for not incorporating their work in our buildings.
- Minoru Yamasaki

I make movies just as painters paint:
I work where I can.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

My father's parents were carpenters.
They were also builders partly.
They were painters.
And several of them were very, active in the theatre and all such nonsense,
you know.
- Josef Albers

One learns about painting by looking at and imitating other painters.
- Frank Stella

It is a widely accepted notion among painters that
it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted.
This is the essence of academicism.
- Mark Rothko

They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they
do goldfinches in order that they can sing better.
- Pablo Picasso

Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint.
- Richard Linklater

Digital art software has empowered both the painterly side of photographers,
and the photographer side of painters.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

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

A thousand painters ought to be killed yearly.
Say what you like: I'm every inch a painter.
- Paul Cezanne

Many Japanese painters and calligraphers would change
their names intentionally to keep their relationship to the art always fresh.
This way, others' expectations can be avoided.
- Tina Weymouth

I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great
painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work:
human creation is never perfect.
- Madeleine L'Engle

It is not the language of painters but the language
of nature which one should listen to,
the feeling for the things themselves,
for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
- Vincent Van Gogh

It's the duty of all novelists, all painters,
all musicians, all people who try to make art move:
to look for something they feel authentically,
without paying attention to styles.
- Nathalie Sarraute

I take this art very seriously and passionately.
I love what I do.
You can't help but grow.
That's not to say you don't make mistakes or make bad choices,
but that's part of the art.
Painters paint bad paintings.
- Christopher Meloni

San Francisco has long been a leader in the arts,
nurturing generations of painters, sculptors,
poets, novelists, playwrights, film-makers,
and performing artists and innovators of every kind.
- Gavin Newsom

Artist - musicians, painters, writers,
poets, always seem to have had the most accurate perception
of what is really going on around them,
not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.
- Billy Joel

The cult of individuality and personality,
which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself,
is really a business.
The greater the 'genius' of the personage,
the greater the profit.
- George Grosz

It's a marvellous life, a gregarious life that we've had.
We're very lucky in that way.
Unlike writers or painters, we don't sit down in front
of a blank canvas and say,
'How do I start? Where do I start?'
- Albert Finney

I paint German artists whom I admire.
I paint their pictures, their work as painters,
and their portraits too.
But oddly enough, each of these portraits ends up as
a picture of a woman with blonde hair.
I myself have never been able to work out why this happens.
- Georg Baselitz

Painters have always needed a sort of veil upon which
they can focus their attention.
It's as though the more fully the consciousness is absorbed,
the greater the freedom of the spirit behind.
- Bridget Riley

Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected
with some school or some museum school,
and even in New York the majority are.
That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money,
making a living selling paintings.
Only a dozen or two painters do that.
- Ad Reinhardt

The men resent a woman getting any honour in what they
consider is essentially their field.
Men painters mostly despise women painters.
So I have decided to stop squirming,
to throw any honour in with Canada and women.
- Emily Carr

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

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

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

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

Every good painter paints what he is.
- Jackson Pollock

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

Death is pitch-dark, but colors are light.
To be a painter, one must work with rays of light.
- Edvard Munch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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