144 Total Quotes

Painting Quotes

Abraham Maslow
A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting
Abraham Maslow
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Leonardo da Vinci
The most praiseworthy form of painting is one that most resembles what it imitates.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Abraham Maslow
A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
Abraham Maslow
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Berenice Abbott
Let us first say what photography is not. A photograph is not a painting, a poem, a symphony, a dance. It is not just a pretty picture, not an exercise in contortionist techniques and sheer print quality. It is or should be a significant document, a penetrating statement, which can be described in a very simple term - selectivity.
Berenice Abbott
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Pablo Picasso
Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.
Pablo Picasso
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Adolf Hitler
Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized.
Adolf Hitler
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It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.
Aime Cesaire
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Albert Camus
It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.
Albert Camus
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What is true for one relationship, for one painting, is not true for another... each possesses its own strange inevitability that resists us and we can never finally know what it is we are doing until the work is finished... It is as if the picture paints itself through us, the story tells itself through us, has a larger existence of which we know nothing.
Alex Miller
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The only thing stupider than making a painting was making a representational painting, and of all the genres the most dead and seemingly bankrupt was portraiture.
Chuck Close
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And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art
Albrecht Durer
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Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery; it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly and modestly.
Mao Tse-Tung
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A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.
Mao Zedong
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Andy Warhol
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.
Andy Warhol
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I was not out to paint beautiful pictures; even painting good pictures was not important to me. I wanted only to help the truth burst forth.
Alice Miller
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Leonardo da Vinci
The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Until Greenspan speaks on Wednesday, dollar trading will be like a kindergarten's finger painting -- messy with not a lot thematic clarity,
Andrew Busch
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Until Greenspan speaks on Wednesday, dollar trading will be like a kindergarten's finger painting -- messy with not a lot thematic clarity.
Andrew Busch
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There has been talk of the risks this painting took by leaving the Louvre. But the risks taken by the boys who landed one day in Normandy-to say nothing of those who had preceded them 25 years before-were much more certain.
Andre Malraux
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Pablo Picasso
One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite -- that particular peach is but a detail.
Pablo Picasso
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I think that the fact that it's black and that it has like this color in it and there's painting around it. It just doesn't seem real, and then the fact that it's functional too.
Anna Sui
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If your Rembrandt painting weighs ten pounds, you're going to get $6 for it if it's damaged or destroyed, ... not worth anything.
George Bennett
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My job is like painting in three dimensions,
Sean Dolan
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He was nothing but a tool. ... He had no thought, no part in the painting, except that he could do what I told him to do.
Georgia O'Keeffe
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A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.
Mao Tse-Tung
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Pablo Picasso
Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere.
Pablo Picasso
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We have to be very careful what we do with the Derby. It's like a classic painting. Someone already put the colors on the Derby. That part, we understand. Our job is not to add colors. Our job is to frame it, to make sure that frame is contemporary.
Tom Meeker
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Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
Edgar Degas
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In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false
Edgar Degas
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A painting in a museum probably hears more foolish remarks than anything else in the world.
Jules Goncourt
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