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One fine day as my mother was putting the bread in the oven, I went up to her and taking her by her flour-smeared elbow I said to her, "Mama I want to be a painter."
In painting, as in the other arts, there's not a single process, no matter how insignificant, which can be reasonably made into a formula. You come to nature with your theories, and she knocks them all flat.
I did my sculpture as a painter. I did not work as a sculptor.
If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush.
In my painting of the 'All -Night Cafe' I've tried to express the idea that the cafe is a place where one can ruin oneself, become crazy and criminal. Through the contrast of the delicate pink, blood red and dark red, of mild Louis XV and Veronese gr
Vincent Van Gogh
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.
My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature.
Vermont's a place where barns come painted, Red as a strong man's heart, Where stout carts and stout boys in freckles, Are highest forms of art.
Robert Tristram Coffin
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Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.
It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.
Every good picture leaves the painter eager to start again, unsatisfied, inspired by the rich mine in which he is working, hoping for more energy, more vitality, more time - condemned to painting for life.
I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive.
My curves are not crazy.
There is no interruption between my older paintings and my cutouts. Just that with an increasing sense of the absolute, and more abstraction, I have achieved a form that is simplified to its essence,
If no one ever took risks, Michaelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.
The majority of (painters), because they aren't colorists, do not see yellow, orange or sulphur in the South (of France) and they call a painter mad if he sees with eyes other than theirs
Vincent Van Gogh
An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint.
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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.
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.
I inherited a painting and a violin which turned out to be a Rembrandt and a Stradivarius. Unfortunately, Rembrandt made lousy violins and Stradivarius was a terrible painter.
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