Painting Related Quotes



Last year my boyfriend gave me a painting - a very personal one. I really prefer personal gifts or ones made by someone for me. Except diamonds. That's the exception to the rule.

Minnie Driver


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“I would advise young artists . . . to paint as they can, as long as they can, without being afraid of painting badly . . . . If their painting doesn't improve by itself, it means that nothing can be done - and I wouldn't do anything!”

Claude Monet


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“I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create”

Vincent Van Gogh


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“Do not go overboard and get trapped into a situation that can be used by elements bent on painting an image of Indonesia's Islam as an intolerant, rigid and anarchic society.”

Din Syamsuddin


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“In a movie, you're raw material, just a hue of some color and the director makes the painting.'”

Viggo Mortensen


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“In a purely technical sense, each species of higher organism is richer in information than a Caravaggio painting, Bach fugue, or any other great work of art.”

Edward O. Wilson


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“A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.”

Edmond De Goncourt


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“I would want students to be exposed to the idea that these are works of art just like a painting or a sculpture is a work of art.”

Chris Wilson


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“I'm an outdoor painter painting from life. All of my paintings are oil paintings. They are characterized by short brush strokes and bright light and use of complimentary colors.”

William North


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

Ambrose Bierce


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