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I want to touch people with my art. i want them to say 'he feels deeply, he
feels tenderly.' -Vincent Van Gogh
I often think the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
-Vincent Van Gogh
Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life. -Vincent Van Gogh
In an artist's life, death is perhaps not the most difficult thing.
Vincent Van Gogh
The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The
strokes come like speech. -Vincent Van Gogh
How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun. -Vincent Van Gogh
The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting. -Vincent Van Gogh
Have you seen that portrait Gaugin did of me painting sunflowers? it was
really I, but it's I gone mad. -Vincent Van Gogh
They see poetry in what I have done. No. I apply my methods, and that is
all there is to it. -Georges Seurat
I build a painting by putting little marks together--some look like hot
dogs, some like doughnuts. -Chuck Close
Without fear and illness, I could never have accomplished all I have.
Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye--it also includes the
inner pictures of the soul. -Edvard Munch
No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I
will paint living people who breather and feel and suffer and love.
There is a battle that goes on between men and women. Many people call it
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any
other way--things I had no words for. -Georgia O'Keeffe
I'll make them big like huge buildings going up. People will be startled;
they will have to look at them. -Georgia O'Keeffe, commenting on the
Life obliges me to do something, so I paint. Rene Magritte
I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality. -Frida Kahlo
This woman's work is exceptional. Too bad she's not a man. -Edouard Manet
commenting on the work of Berthe Morisot
It is important to express oneself...provided the feelings are real and are
taken from you won experience. -Berthe Morisot
When I was a kid, a book I read advised young artist to be themselves. That
decided it for me. i was a corny kind of guy, so I went in for corn. -Walt
I never intended to make art. -Walt Disney, when his work was displayed at
the Metropolitan Museum of Art
I am interested in ideas, not merely in visual products. -Marcel Dechamp
I want to make high art that is funny, outrageous and also reveals the
human condition, which is not always high. -Robert Arneson
Abstract paintings must be as real as those created by the 16th century
Italians. -Frank Stella
People call me the painter of dancers, but I really wish to capture
movement itself. -Edgar Degas
Conversations in real life is full of half-finished sentences and
overlapping talk. Why shouldn't painting be too? -Edgar Degas
I feel as though I haven't seem an object until I actually start painting
it. -Janet Fish
Women at that time were supposed to look pretty and throw little
handkerchiefs around...well, I couldn't play that role. -Lousie Nevelson
When the subjct is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. -Claude Monet
The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a
revolution. -Paul Cezanne
I hope with all my heart that there will be painting in heaven.
-Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot