Paintings Related Quotes



I have some beautiful 20th-century drawings and a few paintings, but I'm not a collector, and I'm not particularly attached to objects.

Eric-emmanuel Schmitt


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People live for love. They kill for love. They die for love. They have songs, poems, novels, sculptures, paintings, myths, legends. It's one of the most powerful brain systems on Earth for both great joy and great sorrow.

Helen Fisher


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Twombly, frankly, was an acquired taste. I was not in love with Twombly the first time I saw one of his paintings.

Eli Broad


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One can easily tell that the creator of the paintings in the Sistine Chapel was above all a sculptor.

Edvard Munch


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When Robert Benton was doing the movie 'In the Still of the Night,' I'd choreographed the auction scene and supplied the paintings and had a bit part - I was bidding against Meryl Streep.

Arne Glimcher


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People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings.

Salvador Dali


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Imagine if all those kings and dukes hadn't commissioned those crazy cathedrals, paintings and music... we'd still be living in sticks and mud. Because none of those things made any economic sense. Human beings' capacity to 'waste time' is a miracle - but that's exactly what art is for.

Ha-joon Chang


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The air we see in the paintings of the old masters is never the air we breathe.

Edgar Degas


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I need to see the original paintings just as little as I have to read the original manuscripts of books.

Rene Magritte


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The paint for the grey paintings was mixed beforehand and then applied with different implements - sometimes a roller, sometimes a brush. It was only after painting them that I sometimes felt that the grey was not yet satisfactory and that another layer of paint was needed.

Gerhard Richter


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