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Picture quote by Vincent Van Gogh about dream

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. ⏤ Vincent Van Gogh

Picture quote by Mark Rothko about art

A painting is not a picture of an experience, but is the experience. ⏤ Mark Rothko

Picture quote by Mark Rothko about experience

A painting is not a picture of an experience; It is an experience. ⏤ Mark Rothko

Picture quote by Bob Ross about art

Think that's what attracted me to painting so much. I could create any kind of world that I wanted. Nothing hurts here, no pain, nobody's unhappy, it's a pleasant place. Everything's nice here. ⏤ Bob Ross

Picture quote about painting

Painting is not about what you see, its about what you don't see.

Picture quote by Pablo Picasso about sense

The world doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do. ⏤ Pablo Picasso

Picture quote by Vincent Van Gogh about art

Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony, and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven toward these things with an irresistible momentum. ⏤ Vincent Van Gogh

Picture quote by Frida Kahlo about art

I paint flowers so they will not die. ⏤ Frida Kahlo

Picture quote by Salvador Dali about art

I don't do drugs, I am drugs ! ⏤ Salvador Dali

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I dream my painting and I paint my dream.

Vincent Van Gogh, painter

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.

Plutarch, philosopher

One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail.

Pablo Picasso, painter

I don't like painting flowers in my music. I like painting guts and pain.

Jonathan Davis, musician

Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.

Pablo Picasso, painter

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.

Mao Zedong, leader

Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.

Edgar Degas, artist

One learns about painting by looking at and imitating other painters.

Frank Stella, artist

All my album artwork is body painting.

Kimbra, musician

It was in the 1920s, when nobody had time to reflect, that I saw a still-life painting with a flower that was perfectly exquisite, but so small you really could not appreciate it.

Georgia O'Keeffe, artist

A sculpture is just a painting cut out and stood up somewhere.

Frank Stella, artist

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

I was not out to paint beautiful pictures; even painting good pictures was not important to me. I wanted only to help the truth burst forth.

Alice Miller, psychologist

The final test of a painting, theirs, mine, any other, is: does the painter's emotions come across?

Franz Kline, artist

In a movie, you're raw material, just a hue of some color and the director makes the painting.

Viggo Mortensen, actor

A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.

Hedy Lamarr, actress

It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.

Aime Cesaire, poet

Painting completed my life.

Frida Kahlo, artist

On occasion I have drawn as a release from painting. The economy in using paper, pencil, charcoal and crayon can help towards a greater gamble and higher rewards. I also find that drawing can generate ideas more rapidly than painting.

William Scott,

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.

William Blake, poet

I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.

Sydney Pollack, director

The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.

Milton Friedman, economist

My painting carries with it the message of pain.

Frida Kahlo, artist

I hope that my painting has the impact of giving someone, as it did me, the feeling of his own totality, of his own separateness, of his own individuality.

Barnett Newman, artist

I don't believe in making pencil sketches and then painting landscape in your studio. You must be right under the sky.

William Merritt Chase, artist

A painting means as much to you as a string of pearls to an ape.

Paul Scofield, actor

I sometimes use a lot of light greens and greys when I feel there is sadness in the painting.

Robert Ryan, actor

And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art.

Albrecht Durer, artist

Milos said, You're my first choice. From my point of view, that doesn't pay the rent. I said, Tell me what I have to do next because I'm busy painting my kitchen.

F. Murray Abraham, actor

But where there is no art show, I would still be painting.

Tony Curtis, actor

When the painting is hanging on your wall for a long time, you don't notice it. You get tired of it, even if it's a Picasso. When the next generation inherits the painting, they sell it. I don't want to be sold.

Julio Iglesias, musician

Painting is, I think, inevitably an archaic activity and one that depends on spiritual values.

Bridget Riley, artist

At the point where I'm trying to force something and it's not happening, and I'm getting frustrated with, say, writing a poem, I can go and pick up the brushes and start painting. At the point where the painting seems to not be going anywhere, I go and pick up the guitar.

Joni Mitchell, musician

Painting does what we cannot do - it brings a three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional plane.

Chuck Jones, director

Being in the studio is like painting, you know, you can really take your time, and try different things, and kind of go deep into it.

Rosanne Cash, musician

So about twenty years ago I gave up on painting - and got into terrible debt after buying a load of camera gear!

Nigel Dennis, writer

It's Frank's painting on the cover. We were originally going to use a Salvador Dali painting that we got permission from Salvador Dali to use, and Frank found this one, and it really did fit the music much more.

Alice Cooper, musician

Painting and writing are solitary arts.

Conrad Hall, film cinematographer

In the fairy tale the painting represents the here and now. The book is actually divided into five sections, through which the key character, the muse, leads us.

Kit Williams, author

No one blames themselves if they don't understand a cartoon, as they might with a painting or "real" art; they simply think it's a bad cartoon.

Chris Ware, artist

I hope to actually get back to painting someday... soon. I sort of transitioned into cartooning from painting.

Max Cannon, comic strip creator

I found I have to stay painting.

Alan Bean, astronaut

Nothing's sacred anymore. Those girls and I got so close. They were painting me naked every day for months. It was kind of like going to a really bizarre sleepover. It's what you guys imagine we do: One naked girl and seven pairs of hands all over her.

Jennifer Lawrence, actress

Many of the articles printed over the last few months have ended up painting a picture of me that is more than a little distorted.

Phil Collins, musician

The dog, the rabbit and the hoop all feature in the painting, and take the place of the orrery.

Kit Williams, author

I much prefer playing the bad guys. I think they are always the most interesting characters. I liken it to painting: if you're playing the good guy, you get three colors: red, white and blue. But if you're the bad guy, you get the whole palette.

Ronny Cox, actor

When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art.

Marc Chagall, artist

A painting is a symbol for the universe. Inside it, each piece relates to the other. Each piece is only answerable to the rest of that little world. So, probably in the total universe, there is that kind of total harmony, but we get only little tastes of it.

Corita Kent, artist

I felt I was painting with a Popsicle.

Robert Merrill, musician

If people only knew as much about painting as I do, they would never buy my pictures.

Edwin Henry Landseer, artist

So when I'm playing, I'm sort of painting a feeling in the air.

Pharrell Williams, musician

With a painting, you don't have to go back and paint it again.

Joni Mitchell, musician

The crucial discovery was made that, in order to become painting, the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.

Andre Malraux, author

I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.

Vincent Van Gogh, painter

The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.

Jackson Pollock, artist

I've been attracted to imagery and occasionally I've drawn from it, but I never thought I'd be painting these paintings. I didn't have any desire to. I didn't think there was any reason to.

William Wiley, soldier

Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens.

Grandma Moses, artist

It all has to do with art - writing, painting, things I've done for a long time but just never had enough time to pursue. I have poetry - things that are designed for songs, but they're always poems first.

Jason Newsted, musician

When I'm painting the picture, I'm really painting a picture. I may have a flat-footed technique, or something like that, but still, to me, the thrill, or the meat of the thing, is the actual painting. I don't get any thrill out of laying it out.

Frank Stella, artist

I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention.

Michael Graves, architect

Turning one's novel into a movie script is rather like making a series of sketches for a painting that has long ago been finished and framed.

Vladimir Nabokov, novelist

What is the use of good painting? We want a spell cast upon the optical part of our existence! We seldom really see the world, but when we do, we become as still as a picture.

Robert Musil, writer

I'm just a landscape painter. I look out the window and I see what's going on, and I paint it. While I'm painting it, I also write thoughts about what I see going on out there.

William Wiley, soldier

Well, I've been painting for years. I just started doing a lot more in the last couple.

Robyn Hitchcock, musician

But painting can be too lonely... I like being with people too much to have ever made that my life's work.

Marie Windsor, actress

I have not written in vain if I have heretofore done anything towards diminishing the reputation of the Renaissance landscape painting.

John Ruskin, writer

I think it is an inborn talent - just luck. Some people can learn languages; some can throw a ball. Most people have something. My talent is drawing and painting.

Mike Thompson, politician

Remember that a painting - before it is a battle horse, a nude model, or some anecdote - is essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order.

Maurice Denis, artist

I don't have much of a problem with interruptions. I keep a detailed record of paint and materials as a work on each painting. I can restart exactly where I left off.

Mike Thompson, politician

Every painting I do is related to the last one: it may be a continuation of a previous painting or it may be a reaction against it.

William Scott,

A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.

Abraham Maslow, psychologist

I no longer worry whether a painting is about something or not. I am only concerned with the expectation, from a flat surface, of an illusion.

William Scott,

The animation of the canvas is one of the hardest problems of painting.

Alfred Sisley, artist

And I like the idea of change. Because I don't see why we should hang a painting on the wall and then just not think of it anymore because it's there like a piece of furniture.

Minoru Yamasaki, architect

Without a good cultural policy, without adequate help, we will always have individualists, shooting stars who are rapidly forgotten or who stop painting for a more profitable occupation.

Ralph Allen, politician

The dance commonly begins about the middle of the afternoon or later, after sundown. When it begins in the afternoon, there is always an intermission of an hour or two for supper. The preliminary painting and dressing is usually the work of about two hours.

James Mooney, scientist

I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity with the minimum of means. It is this which has led me to give my painting a character of even greater bareness.

Joan Miro, artist

Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form, with a limited audience, I recognized film as this extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people.

Kathryn Bigelow, director

I'm working on a snow scene right now, and it's summer. It's hot, and I will get chilly. I'll have to turn on the heat. My wife walks in, and it's 95 degrees in the studio. I know it's nutty, but it's a projection you have where you step into the painting.

Thomas Kinkade, artist

In painting feathers, you want to create the look of feathers, but if you try to paint all the feathers, you have nothing but disaster.

John O'Neill, athlete

I work on words, mostly, toward them being poetry or short stories, and then some of those become songs. They all find their place in the world, but they all start off in the same place. I'm always painting and drawing as well, and it's an ongoing creative assignment.

P. J. Harvey, musician

Sculpture will last a lot longer than painting.

Richard MacDonald, sculptor

I started playing piano when I was 6. And I knew that wanted to be involved in that form of expression, whether it was through music, or acting, or dancing, or painting, or writing.

Alanis Morissette, musician

Yesterday, I did some painting then went out to buy an onion and came home and watched 'University Challenge.' The onion was probably the highlight.

Karl Pilkington, actor

I have always enjoyed drawing and painting but I don't always find the time to do much these days.

Kirsty Gallacher, entertainer

When I was younger, I had no interest. But after I went to Paris to see the collections for the first time a few years ago, they made a huge impression on me. I realized that fashion is an art form, like acting or painting.

Camilla Belle, actress

I grew up painting and playing piano so when I was a little kid I thought I was going to be an artist or a painter but my mom had me taking piano lessons for about 10-12 years as a young kid.

Mike Shinoda, musician

I don't understand it. Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting.

Jackie Kennedy, first lady

I don't like food that's too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.

Andy Rooney, journalist

The worlds I paint leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond the four edges of the painting. I think getting beyond the four edges of an opportunity or challenge is one of the basic skills you need in business.

Thomas Kinkade, artist

If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush.

Dawn French, comedian

Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.

Georges Braque, artist

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.

Salvador Dali, painter

A painting is like a man. If you can live without it, then there isn't much point in having it.

Lila Acheson Wallace, publisher

If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.

Peter Shaffer, playwright

God comes to us in theater in the way we communicate with each other, whether it be a symphony orchestra, or a wonderful ballet, or a beautiful painting, or a play. It's a way of expressing our humanity.

Julie Harris, actress

My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature.

Edward Hopper, artist

I started formal piano training when I was 4. From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons of every sort and description, and painting lessons. I had German. And shorthand.

Twyla Tharp, dancer

Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.

Gustave Courbet, artist

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