quote by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Photography freed painting from a lot of tiresome chores, starting with family portraits.

— Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Most Powerful Family Portrait quotations

Of what use are pedigrees, or to be thought of noble blood, or the display of family portraits, O Ponticus?

Family portrait quote If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.
If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.

I found it an interesting portrait of a marriage in exploring notions of how one partner supports the other, whilst not jeopardizing the greater good - which is the family.

Family portrait quote Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.
Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.

In The Moon, Come to Earth Philip Graham takes us on the best kind of journey, as he simultaneously reveals the fascinating city of Lisbon--its neighborhoods, its writers, its customs, its cuisine--and offers an intimate portrait of his beloved family. With his far-reaching intellect Graham is the ideal travelling companion, and The Moon, Come to Earth is a beautiful and surprising book.

Any one who knows what the worth of family affection is among the lower classes, and who has seen the array of little portraits stuck over a laborer's fireplace will perhaps feel with me that in counteracting the tendencies, social and industrial, which every day are sapping the healthier family affections, the sixpenny photograph is doing more for the poor than all the philanthropists in the world.

A city's like our family portrait. We don't rip our family portrait, even if we don't like the nose of our uncle, because this portrait is you.

Family portrait quote Family is not about blood. It's about who is willing to hold your hand when you
Family is not about blood. It's about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most.
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The diagram of the house is a portrait of the family, a true portrait, whether it's sad or happy.

In this deeply nuanced portrait of an American family, Bret Anthony Johnston fearlessly explores the truth behind a mythic happy ending. In Remember Me Like This, Johnston presents an incisive dismantling of an all-too-comforting fallacy: that in being found we are no longer lost.

A city is like a family portrait - you don't tear it up if you don't like your uncle's nose.

Family portrait quote Family is not an important thing. It's everything.
Family is not an important thing. It's everything.

I happened to take a photo, and there was my wife, my dog and my banjo, all in the same shot - and I thought, "Oh, that's like a family portrait right there."

A vivid portrait of a teenage girl and her family in disarray.

Meredith is a wonderful narrator, witty, feisty, full of yearning, and the story she tells is as complicated as life itself. This is a richly satisfying novel.

Life is a series of family photos in which you keep moving to the rear until finally you're a portrait in the background.

Family portrait quote The best thing in life are free.
The best thing in life are free.

For proper family portraits it's best to stick with classic, timeless looks that will not only be beautiful now but also in 20 years, and keep the wardrobe color palette similar so it looks like the group shot was well planned.

I think I was driven to paint portraits to commit images of friends and family to memory. I have face blindness, and once a face is flattened out, I can remember it better.

A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty is a beautifully written portrait of Eudora Welty and her amazing life. Carolyn J. Brown carries the reader through Welty's long, productive writing career and introduces her family and friends along the way. The book's very readable text, its lovely use of Welty quotes, and its excellent photographs make the work a treasure. This intimate look at Eudora Welty is a welcome addition for her readers.

Family portrait quote Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also grow
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
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The Shriver Report presents an accurate and detailed portrait of American women and families at this transformational moment in our history.

A family portrait is only complete with love to fill it's frame.

A study of family portraits is enough to convert a man to the theory of reincarnation.