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Biography - Leonardo da Vinci:

Italian Renaissance polymath.
Born: 1452 - Died: 1519
Period:
16th century
15th century
Place of birth: Italy
Italy

Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen.



Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen.



Translation

Translation

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French
La peinture est une poésie qui se voit au lieu de se sentir et la poésie est une peinture qui se sent au lieu de se voir.

German
Die Malerei ist eine Poesie, die man sieht und nicht hört, und die Poesie ist eine Malerei, die man hört und nicht sieht.




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Why should poetry have to make sense?
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.
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Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
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Poesy dissolves foreign being into our own.
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Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.
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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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In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
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He who thinks little, errs much.
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Reprove your friend in secret and praise him openly.
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All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
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As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
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He who walks straight rarely falls.
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