Best 175 of Painter quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 13 Sep

Minoru Yamasaki

I have been criticized rather strenuously by painters and sculptors for not incorporating their work in our buildings.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Norman Spinrad

If I had parallel lives to pursue, I would also want one as a painter.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sigmar Polke

Picabia is a very old painter who some people try to connect me to, but I refuse such comparisons very well.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best picture makes us say, I am a painter also.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard Linklater

Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Yoko Ono

Use your blood to paint. Keep painting until you faint. Keep painting until you die.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Frida Kahlo

You too know that all my eyes see, all I touch with myself, from any distance, is Diego. The caress of fabrics, the color of colors, the wires, the nerves, the pencils, the leaves, the dust, the cells, the war and the sun, everything experienced in the minutes of the non-clocks and the non-calendars and the empty non-glances, is him.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles De Lint

Sculptors, poets, painters, musicians-they're the traditional purveyors of Beauty. But it can as easily be created by a gardener, a farmer, a plumber, a careworker.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Salvador Dali

The two greatest strokes of luck that can happen to a painter are (1) to be Spanish, (2) to be called Dali

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joni Mitchell

I'm a painter first, and a musician second.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

I am primarily an oil painter and a studio painter, so originally I was going to do an oil painting.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kirsty Hume

I'd rather be remembered as a famous painter than a famous model, so I'll have to start the ball rolling now.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Claude Monet

Impression — I was certain of it. I was just telling myself that, since I was impressed, there had to be some impression in it … and what freedom, what ease of workmanship! Wallpaper in its embryonic state is more finished than that seascape.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marcel Proust

Le style, pour l'e  crivain aussi bien que pour le peintre, est une question non de technique mais de vision. For the writer as well as for the painter, style is not a question of technique, but of vision.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Our jobs determine what we deem more important: a painter is likely to claim that he or she would rather be deaf than be blind, whereas a singer is likely to claim the opposite.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Hazlitt

Painters... are the most lively observers of what passes in the world about them, and the closest observers of what passes in their own minds.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Schjeldahl

I have painted enough to have a lot of respect for mediocre painters. It's really hard.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John F. Carlson

The great paintings are the ones with the most subtle value relationships. The closer you could bring your values and still distinguish between them, the stronger you were as a painter.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Write the masterpiece that has not been written. Sing the masterpiece that has not been sung. Paint the masterpiece that has not been painted. Create the masterpiece that has not been created.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vincente Minnelli

I started out to be a painter and was born into the theater.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paterson Ewen

It's not so hard to become the best painter in Canada... The rest just quits!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

Controversy is a last resort for the talentless.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Wavy Gravy

I'm related to the portrait painter George Romney.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Paolo Veronese

We painters use the same license as poets and madmen.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Marie Burdett

i painted it because i dreamed it because we all dreamed it

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kelsey Brickl

It was a tribute to Raphael that lesser artists wanted to copy his work, but this… this was a travesty. The fresco consisted of Galatea’s apotheosis, wherein she is surrounded by mythical creatures. A beautiful scene, with all the potential in the world, but very poorly executed here. Galatea herself looked vapid and empty. The rest of the painting indicated pure ignorance on the part of the painter. I shook my head in confusion. The giant Polyphemus was depicted with two normal eyes, when clearly he ought to have but one. Triton, for his horn, was using not a shell but an actual trumpet of brass. I nearly laughed aloud at that observation; would not such an instrument be completely destroyed by seawater? Who the devil had painted this monstrosity?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Caspar David Friedrich

The painter should paint not only what he has in front of him, but also what he sees inside himself. If he sees nothing within, then he should stop painting what is in front of him.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Georg Baselitz

Talent seduces us into interpretation. My sister could draw wonderfully, but she would never have hit upon the idea of becoming a painter. I never had that extreme talent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vincent Van Gogh

I consciously choose the dog's path through life. I shall be poor; I shall be a painter.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pierre-auguste Renoir

With a limited palette, the older painters could do just as well as today what they did was sounder.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Claude Monet

No, I'm not a great painter. Neither am I a great poet.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alton Brown

The stubby French painter Toulouse-Lautrec supposedly invented chocolate mousse - I find that rather hard to believe, but there you have it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

I am not as these are, the poet saithIn youth's pride, and the painter, among menAt bay, where never pencil comes nor pem

By Anonym 14 Sep

Warren Mackenzie

I was a very hard-edged geometric painter, strongly influenced by [Piet] Mondrian and [Theo] van Doesburg and that sort of thing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

M. C. Escher

If I am not mistaken, the word "art" and "artist" did not exist during the Renaissance and before: there were simply architects, sculptors, and painters, practicing a trade.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

A painter paints to unload himself of feelings and visions.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lynne Rae Perkins

I know if I did that [career as painter] all the time I would get tired of it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Lynch

I always say Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is my biggest influence. But for painters, I like many, many painters, but I love Francis Bacon the most, and Edward Hopper.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pj Harvey

I'm probably much more influenced by film-makers and painters than I am by other songwriters or poets.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michelangelo

Whenever a great painter... does a work which appears to be false and lying, that falsity is very true.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I didn’t know that painters and writers retired. They’re like soldiers – they just fade away.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ross Wetzsteon

Finally, when someone asked [Pollack] how he knew when a painting was finished, he replied, “How do you know when you’ve finished making love?

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Salle

Art is something someone made. It's a product of human endeavor. As such, it's not that different from having a conversation with someone. The painter is telling us something. Just, how do they - what's their syntax? What's their inflection?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gerhard Richter

The painter sees the semblance of things and repeats it. That is, without fabricating the things himself, he fabricates their semblance; and, if that no longer recalls any object, this artificially produced semblance functions only because it is scrutinized for likeness to a familiar - that is, object-related - semblance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andrew Wyeth

I am not a juicy painter.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kamand Kojouri

I became an artist because I wanted to be an active participant in the conversation about art.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Laura Anderson Kurk

Look at this one.” I picked up a small painting of a man with dark hair and a short, dark beard. He wore a loose shirt, cobalt blue, unbuttoned at the top, showing a prominent, knobby collarbone. He looked…complicated and hungry. She’d captured him focused intensely on a book, his face pressed against a wall like he was resting. Or waiting.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin West

Is the painter a plagiarist because he sets his palette to nature?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Oksana Rus

I am the Constellation of my own

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edward Dahlberg

A painter can hang his pictures, but a writer can only hang himself.