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

By : Franz Kline 0 Likes          


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.

By : Jodie Foster

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But the Spain which emerged around 1960, beginning with its economic miracle, created by the invasion of tourists, can no longer result in impassioned dedication on the part of its intellectuals, and even less on the part of foreign intellectuals.

By : Juan Goytisolo

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I always work out of uncertainty but when a painting's finished it becomes a fixed idea, apparently a final statement. In time though, uncertainty returns... your thought process goes on.

By : Georg Baselitz

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I wanted to be a painter.

By : Max Cannon

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Painting is damned difficult - you always think you've got it, but you haven't.

By : Paul Cezanne

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Poverty is relative, and the lack of food and of the necessities of life is not necessarily a hardship. Spiritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy, are what constitute the pain of poverty.

By : Alice Foote MacDougall

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The natural response of the old-timers is to build a strong moral wall against the outside. This is where the world starts to be painted in black and white, saints inside, and sinners outside the wall.

By : Mary Douglas

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As a teenager I started painting and playing guitar.

By : Buffy Sainte-Marie

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Some manufacturers illustrate their advertisements with abstract paintings. I would only do this if I wished to conceal from the reader what I was advertising.

By : David Ogilvy

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Democracy is supposed to give you the feeling of choice, like Painkiller X and Painkiller Y. But they're both just aspirin.

By : Gore Vidal

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

By : Claude Monet

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A painting is a symbol for the universe. Inside it, each piece relates to the other. Each piece is only answerable to the rest of that little world. So, probably in the total universe, there is that kind of total harmony, but we get only little tastes of it.

By : Corita Kent

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