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Biography - Oscar Wilde:

Irish playwright, novelist, essayist and poet.
Born: 1854 - Died: 1900
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.



Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Tout portrait qu'on peint avec âme est un portrait, non du modèle, mais de l'artiste.

German
Jedes Porträt, das mit Gefühl gemalt wurde, ist ein Porträt des Künstlers, nicht dessen, der ihm dafür gesessen hat.




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Thus, reader, I am myself the matter of my book.




Quotes for: painting


Quotes

Quotes about painting:


I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.





Eloquence is a painting of thought.





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.





If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.





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





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.











Quotes for: artist


Quotes

Quotes for: artist


Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want.





The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.





Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.





Great artists have no country.





Every human being should be an artist. Everything can become beautiful art.





True artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.











Quotes

Quotes for: Feeling


Our deeds, our feelings, our thoughts, and our sensations just happen of themselves, as the rain falls and the water flows along the valley.





Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.





Like great works, deep feelings always mean more than they are conscious of saying.





Love is not merely a sentiment, it is an art.





Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.





I do not withdraw the wise man from the category of man, nor do I deny to him the sense of pain as though he were a rock that has no feelings at all.











Quotes

Oscar Wilde also said...


Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.





When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.





Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.





There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.





Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.





A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.












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