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Edvard Munch

Quote of Edvard Munch - No longer shall I paint interiors...


Biography - Edvard Munch:

Norwegian painter and printmaker.
Born: 1863 - Died: 1944
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Norway
Norway

No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Je ne peindrai plus d'intérieurs et les gens en train de lire, et les femmes à leur tricot. Je peindrai des êtres qui respirent, sentent, souffrent et aiment.

German
Es sollen nicht mehr Interieurs mit lesenden Männer und strickenden Frauen gemalt werden. Es müssen lebende Menschen sein, die atmen, fühlen, leiden und lieben.




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Quotes for: love


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Quotes about love:


Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.
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Love, love, all the rest is nothing.
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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.
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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
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Love, and do what you will.
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Quotes for: painting


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Quotes about painting:


I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
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Eloquence is a painting of thought.
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Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
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It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
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If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.
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I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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Quotes for: Woman


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Quotes about woman:


In fact, as a woman, I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.
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No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.
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One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.
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Never forget that it will be enough for a political, economic or religious crisis for the rights of women to be called into question. These rights are never acquired. You will have to remain vigilant throughout your life.
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The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
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For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
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Quotes for: pain


I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.
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Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
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Who fears to suffer, already suffers what he fears.
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I have only one passion, that for light, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and which has the right to happiness.
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We do not suffer from things to which we are accustomed.
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To tolerate is to take upon oneself; a tolerance that comes into being on the backs of others is no longer tolerance. To tolerate the suffering of others, to tolerate an injustice of which we are not a victim or an atrocity that we are spared is not tolerance but selfishness, indifference, or worse.
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Edvard Munch also said...


Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.
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For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art.
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Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.
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I build a kind of wall between myself and the model so that I can paint in peace behind it. Otherwise, she might say something that confuses and distracts me.
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From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.
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I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.
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