Quotes about painting
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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.
Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen.
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.
There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
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.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
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