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35 Painting Quotes

The only good copies are those which exhibit the defects of bad originals.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld Quotes , Source: Maxims (no. 136)

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The picture that approaches sculpture nearest Is the best picture.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Michael Angelo (pt. II, 4)

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Vain is the hope by colouring to display The bright effulgence of the noontide ray Or paint the full-orb'd ruler of the skies With pencils dipt in dull terrestrial dyes.

William Mason Quotes , Source: Fresnoy's Art of Painting

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I mix them with my brains, sir.

John Opie ("The Cornish Wonder") Quotes , Source: answer when asked with what he mixed his colours

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He best can paint them who shall feel them most.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (last line)

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Lely on animated canvas stole The sleepy eye, that spoke the melting soul.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Second Book of Horace (ep. I, l. 149)

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The fellow mixes blood with his colors.

Guido Reni (Guido Reni of Rubens) Quotes , Source: said of Rubens

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Painting with all its technicalities, difficulties, and peculiar ends, is nothing but a noble and expressive language, invaluable as the vehicle of thought, but by itself nothing.

John Ruskin Quotes , Source: True and Beautiful--Painting (introduction)

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If it is the love of that which your work represents--if, being a landscape painter, it is love of hills and trees that moves you--if, being a figure painter, it is love of human beauty, and human soul that moves you--if, being a flower or animal painter, it is love, and wonder, and delight in petal and in limb that move you, then the Spirit is upon you, and the earth is yours, and the fullness thereof.

John Ruskin Quotes , Source: The Two Paths (lect. I)

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Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.

John Singer Sargent Quotes , Source: in Bentley and Esar's "Treasury of Humorous Quotations" (1951)

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