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35 Painting Quotes

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?

Pablo Picasso Quotes

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A picture is a poem without words.

Confucius Quotes , Source: Anet. ad Her. (4, 28)

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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things

Edgar Degas Quotes

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Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?

Pablo Picasso Quotes

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I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream

Vincent van Gogh Quotes

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I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.

Pablo Picasso Quotes

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Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

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Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it?

Pablo Picasso Quotes

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I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it.

Stephen Wright Quotes

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And those who paint 'em truest praise 'em most.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: The Campaign (last line)

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As certain as the Correggiosity of Correggio.

Augustine Birrell Quotes , Source: Obiter Dicta--Emerson

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From the mingled strength of shade and light A new creation rises to my sight, Such heav'nly figures from his pencil flow, So warm with light his blended colors glow. . . . . The glowing portraits, fresh from life, that bring Home to our hearts the truth from which they spring.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Monody on the Death of the Rt. Hon. R.B. Sheridan (st. 3)

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If they could forget for a moment the correggiosity of Correggio and the learned babble of the sale-room and varnishing Auctioneer.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Frederick the Great (bk. IV, ch. III)

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Paint me as I am. If you leave out the scars and wrinkles, I will not pay you a shilling.

Oliver Cromwell Quotes , Source: Remark to the Painter, Lely

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Hard features every bungler can command: To draw true beauty shows a master's hand.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: To Mr. Lee, on his Alexander (l. 53)

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Pictures must not be too picturesque.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Essays--Of Art

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"Paint me as I am," said Cromwell, "Rough with age and gashed with wars; Show my visage as you find it, Less than truth my soul abhors."

James Thomas Fields Quotes , Source: On a Portrait of Cromwell

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A flattering painter, who made it his care To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: Retaliation (l. 63)

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One picture in ten thousand, perhaps, ought to live in the applause of mankind, from generation to generation until the colors fade and blacken out of sight or the canvas rot entirely away.

Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes , Source: Marble Faun (bk. II, ch. XII)

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Well, something must be done for May, The time is drawing nigh-- To figure in the Catalogue, And woo the public eye. Something I must invent and paint; But oh my wit is not Like one of those kind substantives That answer Who and What?

Thomas Hood Quotes , Source: The Painter Puzzled

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He paints a dolphin in the woods, a boar in the waves. [Lat., Delphinum sylvis appingit, fluctibus aprum.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Ars Poetica (XXX)

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He that seeks popularity in art closes the door on his own genius: as he must needs paint for other minds, and not for his own.

Mrs. Anna Jameson Quotes , Source: Memoirs and Essays--Washington Allston

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I only feel, but want the power to paint. [Lat., Nequeo monstrare et sentio tantum.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (VII, 56)

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