Best 175 of Painter quotes - MyQuotes
I have been criticized rather strenuously by painters and sculptors for not incorporating their work in our buildings.
If I had parallel lives to pursue, I would also want one as a painter.
Picabia is a very old painter who some people try to connect me to, but I refuse such comparisons very well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best picture makes us say, I am a painter also.
Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint.
Use your blood to paint. Keep painting until you faint. Keep painting until you die.
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.
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.
The two greatest strokes of luck that can happen to a painter are (1) to be Spanish, (2) to be called Dali
I'm a painter first, and a musician second.
I am primarily an oil painter and a studio painter, so originally I was going to do an oil painting.
I'd rather be remembered as a famous painter than a famous model, so I'll have to start the ball rolling now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have painted enough to have a lot of respect for mediocre painters. It's really hard.
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.
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.
I started out to be a painter and was born into the theater.
It's not so hard to become the best painter in Canada... The rest just quits!
Controversy is a last resort for the talentless.
I'm related to the portrait painter George Romney.
We painters use the same license as poets and madmen.
i painted it because i dreamed it because we all dreamed it
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?
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.
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.
Vincent Van Gogh
I consciously choose the dog's path through life. I shall be poor; I shall be a painter.
With a limited palette, the older painters could do just as well as today what they did was sounder.
No, I'm not a great painter. Neither am I a great poet.
The stubby French painter Toulouse-Lautrec supposedly invented chocolate mousse - I find that rather hard to believe, but there you have it.
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
I was a very hard-edged geometric painter, strongly influenced by [Piet] Mondrian and [Theo] van Doesburg and that sort of thing.
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.
A painter paints to unload himself of feelings and visions.
Lynne Rae Perkins
I know if I did that [career as painter] all the time I would get tired of it.
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.
I'm probably much more influenced by film-makers and painters than I am by other songwriters or poets.
Whenever a great painter... does a work which appears to be false and lying, that falsity is very true.
I didn’t know that painters and writers retired. They’re like soldiers – they just fade away.
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?
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?
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.
I am not a juicy painter.
I became an artist because I wanted to be an active participant in the conversation about art.
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.
Is the painter a plagiarist because he sets his palette to nature?
I am the Constellation of my own
A painter can hang his pictures, but a writer can only hang himself.