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Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.
Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.
As an artist I have always tried to be faithful to my vision of life, and I have frequently been in conflict with those who wanted me to paint not what I saw but what they wished me to see.
Poetry, Painting & Music, the three Powers in man of conversing with Paradise, which the flood did not sweep away.
A painting is music you can see and music is a painting you can hear.
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
For me there is no gap between my painting and my so-called 'decorative' work. I never considered the 'minor arts' to be artistically frustrating; on the contrary, it was an extension of my art.
The most interesting painting is one that expresses more of what one thinks than of what one sees
A painting is not a picture of an experience, but is the experience.
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
In painting, you have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains. You can bend rivers. But when i get home the only thing i have power over is the garbage.
People think that digital language is a fixed language, but it's not: it's very fluid. It's like I'm doing a painting where the paint refuses to dry.
You bring to a painting your own experience.
The act of painting is about one heart telling another heart where he found salvation.
When one is painting one does not think.
The fact I myself do not understand what my paintings mean while I am painting them does not imply that they are meaningless.
Destroying a tropical rainforest for profit is like burning all the paintings of the Louvre to cook dinner.
There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk.
Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was.
It took me twenty years to discover painting: twenty years looking at nature, and above all, going to the Louvre.
My work is about your seeing. There is a rich tradition in painting of work about light, but it is not light -- it is the record of seeing. My material is light, and it is responsive to your seeing.
Critic asks: 'And what, sir, is the subject matter of that painting?' - 'The subject matter, my dear good fellow, is the light.
Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.
The fine arts are five in number, namely: painting, sculpture, poetry, music, and architecture, the principal branch of the latter being pastry.
It wasn't that I had any great dream of being an architect. I just wanted to make things. Whether it was furniture, painting, interior design, or architecture. I just wanted to create something.
Painting is no problem. The problem is what to do when you're not painting.
Drink, sir, is a great provoker of three things . . . nose-painting, sleep, and urine. Lechery, sir, it provokes, and unprovokes; it provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance.
The great advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science or literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
I reduced painting to its logical conclusion and exhibited three canvases: red, blue, and yellow. I affirmed: this is the end of painting.
When people read erotic symbols into my painting, they're really thinking about their own affairs.
I would advise young artists to paint as they can, as long as they can, without being afraid of painting badly.
Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesnt look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.
More important than a work of art itself is what it will sow. Art can die, a painting can disappear. What counts is the seed.
I was a student at Harvard, and that's where I learned about so-called avant-garde music. Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism and painting were well known at this time.
Poetry and painting are done in the same way you make love; it's an exchange of blood, a total embrace - without caution, without any thought of protecting yourself.
The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.
It took me time to understand my water lilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them.
I am good at only two things, and those are gardening and painting.
Someday my paintings will be hanging in the Louvre. [Vincent Van Gogh]
I am painting with the same enthusiasm as a Marseillaise eats bouillabaisse ... I am painting big sunflowers.
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.
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
If commercialization is putting my art on a shirt so that a kid who can't afford a $30,000 painting can buy one, then I'm all for it.
When you start a painting, it is somewhat outside you. At the conclusion, you seem to move inside the painting.
Painting has been a smiling mistress to many, but she has been a cruel jilt to me; I did not abandon her, she abandoned me.
A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.
Pictures just come to my mind and I tell my heart to go ahead.
If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush.