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I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
Claude MonetTranslations available
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I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.

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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.
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the WoodsTranslations available
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Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian GrayTranslations available
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Eloquence is a painting of thought.
Blaise PascalTranslations available
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I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Pablo PicassoTranslations available
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If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.
Pablo PicassoTranslations available
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Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen.
Leonardo da VinciTranslations available
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Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen.

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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.
Edvard MunchTranslations available
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Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
Salvador Dalí
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Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.
Pablo Picasso
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Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Pablo Picasso
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Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
Pablo Picasso
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There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
Jean de La Bruyere
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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.
Edvard Munch
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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.
Pablo PicassoTranslations available
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