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"You can't make either life or art, you have to work in the hole in between, which is undefined. That's what makes the adventure of painting." - Robert Rauschenberg

"Wine pricing is an art - like painting." - Joe Bastianich

"Painting is more important than art." - Wayne Thiebaud

"The real self of an artiste lies in art, so when an artiste performs, all the pain, trauma and tension get released through art, be it dancing, painting, singing, writing or even martial arts." - Mrinalini Sarabhai

"Pop Art is not painting because painting must have content and emotion." - Grace Hartigan

"Painting is the art of hollowing a surface." - Georges Seurat

"Love is art, not truth. It's like painting scenery." - Lorrie Moore

"Love is art, not truth. It's like painting scenery." - Lorrie Moore

"What has reason to do with the art of painting?" - William Blake

"Love is art, not truth. It's like painting scenery." - Lorrie Moore

"Only thanks to Pop Art, my painting has become understandable." - Domenico Gnoli

"The art of the word is painting + architecture + music." - Yevgeny Zamyatin

"I feel that when I am painting, it is a form of worship. I see how wonderful nature is and how wonderful art is... and by trying to produce these works of art, I feel that I am just showing my appreciation of these creations." - E. J. Hughes

"Enough of Art. It's Art that kills us. People no longer want to do painting: they make art." - Pablo Picasso

"People want Art. And they are given it. But the less Art there is in painting the more painting there is." - Pablo Picasso

"All art began as sacred art, you know? I mean, all painting began as religious painting. All writing began as religious writing." - Salman Rushdie

"There are three forms of visual art: Painting is art to look at, sculpture is art you can walk around, and architecture is art you can walk through" - Dan Rice

"Science for me is very close to art. Scientific discovery is an irrational act. It's an intuition which turns out to be reality at the end of it-and I see no difference between a scientist developing a marvellous discovery and an artist making a painting." - Carlo Rubbia

"The science of design, or of line-drawing, if you like to use this term, is the source and very essence of painting, sculpture, architecture... Sometimes... it seems to me that... all the works of the human brain and hand are either design itself or a branch of that art." - Michelangelo

"Laying out grounds may be considered a liberal art, in some sort like poetry and painting." - William Wordsworth

"Beginning with audacity is a very great part of the art of painting." - Winston Churchill

"The new painting has broken down every distinction between art and life." - Harold Rosenberg

"The key to understanding any people is in its art: its writing, painting, sculpture." - Louis L'Amour

"Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made." - Robert Rauschenberg

"Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture." - Kak Sri

"But where there is no art show, I would still be painting." - Tony Curtis

"The world of painting has nothing to do with the art world." - Caio Fonseca

"I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting." - Paul Cezanne

"There's a Chinese proverb that says it all: Painting is an old man's art." - David Hockney

"I believe all painting and art should be uplifting for the viewer." - Damien Hirst

"I'm not knocking conceptual art; it's another department, but it doesn't move me like painting." - Paul Simonon

"Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues." - Robert Smithson

"My hobbies away from horse racing would be reading and painting; I love art." - Chantal Sutherland

"Painting is a means of self-enlightenment." - John Olsen

"Art has become more than painting, sculpture or music: art is more than Van Gogh painting a landscape or Wagner composing an opera. The whole of reality itself has become the object of art." - Paul Virilio

"Painting is like breathing to me. It's what I do all the time. Every day I make art, whether it is painting, writing or making a movie." - Julian Schnabel

"Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask." - Robert Motherwell

"The Academies of Art are nothing but great painting factories - those with talent are fed in at one end, and they come out as mechanical painting machines." - Edvard Munch

"Art isn't only a painting. Art is anything that's creative, passionate, and personal. And great art resonates with the viewer, not only with the creator." - Seth Godin

"I went to the Chicago Art Institute, which was the best painting school in the area at that time. And I took painting classes - basic elementary painting classes and drawing classes of all sorts." - Warren MacKenzie

"You know, the way art history is taught, often there's nothing that tells you why the painting is great. The description of a lousy painting and the description of a great painting will very much sound the same." - Chuck Close

"I had the impression in art school that cartooning was thought of as a lesser art than painting because cartoons are reproduced, so the "work" is not the single thing like a painting, but instead is the reproduced image." - Roz Chast

"Our experience of any painting is always the latest line in a long conversation we've been having with painting. There's no way of looking at art as though you hadn't seen art before." - Brian Eno

"The most joyous painting is not done for the art world, it is done for the inner world." - Michael Leunig

"The art of painting does not proceed so much by intelligence as by sight and feeling and invention." - Philip Gilbert Hamerton

"Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made - I try to act in the gap." - Robert Rauschenberg

"What lives in art and is eternally living, is first of all the painter and then the painting." - Vincent Van Gogh

"What is painting but the act of embracing, by means of art, the surface of the pool?" - Leon Battista Alberti

"I've always been doing some sort of art. I started off, when I was very young, painting." - Dennis Hopper

"It is what is painted between the outlines that makes the difference between merely competent painting and really meaningful art." - Philip Pearlstein

"I love art. I used to have a painting of Gorbachev that was given to my family by Gorbachev." - Armie Hammer

"Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things." - Gustave Courbet

"Painting is something that requires a lot of time - it's not just one good idea out of art school." - Caio Fonseca

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

"I began to see cinema as the perfect combination of so many wonderful art forms - painting, photography, music, dance, theater." - James Gray

"I think that's why ultimately painting ends up being the most valuable thing in art: because it's cash-and-carry." - Rachel Feinstein

"Maybe in that earlier phase I was painting the woman in me. Art isn't a wholly masculine occupation, you know." - Willem De Kooning

"The syllogism art for art's sake refers to that kind of painting which disregards, or is contrary to, public taste." - Walter J. Phillips

"If art depended on content, then one painting of an apple would be as good as the next one." - Walter Darby Bannard

"Good art in general aspires to something, as a good painting aspires to something, almost spiritual or holy." - Gerhard Richter

"Painting is seen as picture making, the making of an art object, something that can stand on its own." - Peter Wright

"The art of painting is entering a new golden age. It is in no danger of becoming obsolete." - Joseph Plaskett

"I'm trying to get every man involved in art, into experimental music, or painting, or novel-writing." - Harvey Pekar

"In America, the only truly popular art form is the movies. Most people consider painting a hobby and literature, schoolwork." - Brad Holland

"More important than a work of art itself is what it will sow. Art can die, a painting can disappear. What counts is the seed." - Joan Miro

"Painting, which is essentially a rhythmic harmony of coloured spaces. Realism was the death of art. Great art should come from the harmony of two lines." - Arthur Wesley Dow

"My art is representational by choice....if the art of painting is to survive, it must describe and express people, their lives and times. It must communicate." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"I have never understood, for instance, why some people see contemporary art as divided between 'painting' and 'conceptual art', as though this represented a genuine division." - Michael Craig-Martin

"Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all." - Ray Bradbury

"A simple equation for the production of successful art work is lots of reference material plus lots of art supplies equals lots of painting happiness." - Robert Genn

"Art isn't only a painting. Art is anything that is creative, passionate and personal. Art is the unique work of a human being created to touch another. Art is created to have an impact, to change someone else." - Seth Godin

"For me, architecture is an art the same as painting is an art or sculpture is an art. Yet, architecture moves a step beyond painting and sculpture because it is more than using materials. Architecture responds to functional outputs and environmental factors. Yet, fundamentally, it is important for me to stress the art in architecture to bring harmony." - Santiago Calatrava

"The thing is that the money issue looms so large in art now. And it has absolutely nothing to do with art. If you're painting goes for ten grand or a hundred grand, it doesn't make painting any easier. And it doesn't make the painting any better if it goes for a hundred grand." - Joe Bradley

"Easel painting means small painting." - David Hockney

"I am only interested in painting the actual person; in doing a painting of them, not in using them to some ulterior end of art. For me, to use someone doing something not native to them would be wrong." - Lucian Freud

"Painting and art cannot be taught. You can save time if someone tells you to put blue and yellow together to make green, but the essence of painting is a self-disciplined activity that you have to learn by yourself." - Romare Bearden

"Initially I explored the tension between illustration and fine art when I first encountered miniature painting in my late teens. Championing the formal aspects of the Indo-Persian miniature-painting genre has often been at the core of my practice." - Shahzia Sikander

"I don't think it's necessary for artists to have any formal training in painting or art history, but I do think it's essential to continually experiment with different subject matter, types of paint and methods of painting." - Ron Parker

"I am only interested in painting the actual person, in doing a painting of them, not in using them to some ulterior end of art. For me, to use someone doing something not native to them would be wrong." - Lucian Freud

"Art used to be painting, sculpture, music, etc, but now, all technology has become art. Of course, this form of art is still very primitive, but it is slowly replacing reality." - Paul Virilio

"This kind of painting with its large frames is a bourgeois drawing-room art. It is an art dealer's art-and that came in after the civil wars following the French Revolution." - Edvard Munch

"I loved surrealism and abstract painting, and anything related to those. I always thought painting was the highest form of art. What led me to drawing was seeing so much self-important, pretentious, conceptual-type art in university. I wanted to reject that by making quick, fun art." - Neil Farber

"The cinema is not an art which films life: the cinema is something between art and life. Unlike painting and literature, the cinema both gives to life and takes from it, and I try to render this concept in my films. Literature and painting both exist as art from the very start; the cinema doesn't." - Jean-Luc Godard

"I'd rather produce art than become art." - Steven Morrissey

"What thou art, that thou art." - Thomas A Kempis

"Art is nothing tangible. We cannot call a painting 'art' as the words 'artifact' and 'artificial' imply. The thing made is a work of art made by art, but not itself art. The art remains in the artist and is the knowledge by which things are made." - Ananda Coomaraswamy

"I'm not anti conceptual art. I don't think painting must be revived, exactly. Art reflects life, and our lives are full of algorithms, so a lot of people are going to want to make art that's like an algorithm. But my language is painting, and painting is the opposite of that. There's something primal about it. It's innate, the need to make marks. That's why, when you're a child, you scribble." - Jenny Saville

"All art is probably erotic in its ultimate character, but painting more than anything else is a purely nervous erotic activity." - Patrick Swift

"Whether you think you like Rubens or not, his influence runs through the pathways of painting. Like Warhol, he changed the game of art." - Jenny Saville

"A fine work of art - music, dance, painting, story - has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place." - Robert Mckee

"Man needs music, literature, and painting - all those oases of perfection that make up art - to compensate for the rudeness and materialism of life." - Fernando Botero

"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

"The greatest productions of art, whether painting, music, sculpture or poetry, have invariably this quality-something approaching the work of God." - D.T. Suzuki

"Art is a jealous mistress; and if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesnt look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself." - Roy Lichtenstein

"Poetry, with all its obscurity, has a more general as well as a more powerful dominion over the passions than the art of painting." - Edmund Burke

"There are dance artists, painting artists and writing artists. Authors are writing artists. You can practice art in whatever medium you choose, and words are mine." - Ursula K Le Guin

"Art isn't only a painting; it's anything that changes someone for the better, any nonanonymous interaction that leads to a human (not simply a commercial) conclusion." - Seth Godin

"There is something particularly fascinating about seeing places you know in a piece of art - be that in a film, or a photograph, or a painting." - Sara Sheridan

"There is no civilization that did not begin with art, Whether it was drawing a line in the sand, painting a cave or dancing." - Toni Morrison

"The Best of the artist's art, which will one day be in a Museum wall, the Painting that sets the artist apart of all other artist artists." - Kelly Miller

"I was born knowing that I had to be a painter, because my father, an art historian, always presented painting as the only acceptable thing in life." - Domenico Gnoli

"For many years it was difficult for me to paint because I didn't feel the informal painting that was then tyrannically dominating painters and art collectors." - Domenico Gnoli

"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

"Art is a jealous mistress, and, if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Learning the art of painting is not an easy task. It takes a great deal of intelligence, keen analysis, study and practice." - Edgar Alwin Payne

"If a work of art is to explore new environments, it is not to be regarded as a blueprint but rather as a form of action-painting." - Marshall Mcluhan

"I'd been painting rats for three years before someone said 'that's clever it's an anagram of art' and I had to pretend I'd known that all along." - Banksy

"I've always been a creative person, and I'd always wanted to paint, so I went to art school and began painting and sculpting." - Shirley Eaton

"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

"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

"If commercialization is putting my art on a shirt so that a kid who can't afford a $30,000 painting can buy one, then I'm all for it." - Keith Haring

"It's hard to get hot over a painting; there's no equivalent for teenage obsessiveness. Art obsession is ideology. Ideology can be made sexy, but it's easier in music." - Kim Gordon

"Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn't look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself." - Roy Lichtenstein

"I enjoyed art in school. I've always done little drawings and stuff like that. I don't really know what I'm doing with the painting, but I experiment." - Alex Lifeson

"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

"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

"There is in art the notion of less is more, which is to say, you don't torture a painting that has already confessed." - Robert Breault

"He that would be a painter must have a natural turn thereto. Love and delight therein are better of the Art of Painting than compulsion." - Albrecht Durer

"Art is not arbitrary. A fine painting is not there by accident; it is not arrived at by chance. We are sensitive to tonalities." - Frederick Sommer

"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

"For me, acting is about the art of it and it's about being on a film set and doing your thing, painting a blank canvas." - Shailene Woodley

"It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture." - Tom Stoppard

"Wrestling needs to be about the art form again. It needs to be about painting a picture and having a really good match." - Hulk Hogan

"I had an idea for a technologically advanced luxury watch. I got involved in digital art and neon painting and put on shows of my work." - Giorgio Moroder

"90% of every art form is garbage - dance and stand-up, painting and music. Focus on the 10% that's good, suck it up, and drive on." - Patton Oswalt

"You know, when I was younger I was into all kinds of art - drawing, painting, all that stuff. But I played drums, played piano forever." - Shooter Jennings

"I was at an art museum with my parents, and was quite taken with a [Vincent] Van Gogh painting. I stood admiring the painting for some time, and then realized that in addition to feeling moved by the beauty of the painting, I felt a little jealous of the painter." - Liza Campbell

"Like most sensible people, you probably lost interest in modern art about the time that Julian Schnabel was painting broken pieces of the crockery that his wife had thrown at him for painting broken pieces of crockery instead of painting the bathroom and hall." - P J Orourke

"When I was painting in art school - and I think many painters in the 1980s worked similarly - a finished painting would often be constructed from lots of other paintings underneath. Some of these individual layers of painting were better than others, but that was something that you would often only realise retrospectively." - Chris Ofili

"Comedy is the one absolutely self-aware art form. Actually, hip-hop's another one, I suppose. Because in your songs you're talking about how good a hip-hop artist you are. It's like a painter painting a panting of himself painting a painting." - Bo Burnham

"What makes art Christian art? Is it simply Christian artists painting biblical subjects like Jeremiah? Or, by attaching a halo, does that suddenly make something Christian art? Must the artist's subject be religious to be Christian? I don't think so. There is a certain sense in which art is its own justification. If art is good art, if it is true art, if it is beautiful art, then it is bearing witness to the Author of the good, the true, and the beautiful" - R C Sproul

"To the question, 'Is the cinema an art?' my answer is, 'what does it matter?'... You can make films or you can cultivate a garden. Both have as much claim to being called an art as a poem by Verlaine or a painting by Delacroix... Art is 'making.' The art of poetry is the art of making poetry. The art of love is the art of making love... My father never talked to me about art. He could not bear the word." - Jean Renoir

"What makes art Christian art? Is it simply Christian artists painting biblical subjects like Jeremiah? Or, by attaching a halo, does that suddenly make something Christian art? Must the artist's subject be religious to be Christian? I do' think so. There is a certain sense in which art is its own justification. If art is good art, if it is true art, if it is beautiful art, then it is bearing witness to the Author of the good, the true, and the beautiful" - R C Sproul

"To the question, 'Is the cinema an art?' my answer is, 'what does it matter?'... You can make films or you can cultivate a garden. Both have as much claim to being called an art as a poem by Verlaine or a painting by Delacroix... Art is 'making.' The art of poetry is the art of making poetry. The art of love is the art of making love... My father never talked to me about art. He could not bear the word." - Jean Renoir

"To the question, "Is the cinema an art?" my answer is, "what does it matter?"... You can make films or you can cultivate a garden. Both have as much claim to being called an art as a poem by Verlaine or a painting by Delacroix... Art is "making." The art of poetry is the art of making poetry. The art of love is the art of making love... My father never talked to me about art. He could not bear the word." - Jean Renoir

"Art is frightening. Art isn't pretty. Art isn't painting. Art isn't something you hang on the wall. Art is what we do when we're truly alive. An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it (all of it, the work, the process, the feedback from those we seek to connect with) personally." - Seth Godin

"Art isn't only a painting. Art is anything that's creative, passionate, and personal. And great art resonates with the viewer, not only with the creator... Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn't matter. The intent does. Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another." - Seth Godin

"All art requires courage." - Anne Wilkes Tucker

"Art does not explain." - Chuck Cannon

"All art is exploitation." - Sherman Alexie

"Make good art." - Neil Gaiman

"He who has learned what is commonly considered the whole art of painting, that is, the art of representing any natural object faithfully, has as yet only learned the language by which his thoughts are to be expressed." - John Ruskin

"But not only medicine, engineering, and painting are arts; living itself is an art in fact, the most important and at the same time the most difficult and complex art to be practiced by man." - Erich Fromm

"The most important thing in art is The Frame. For painting: literally; for other arts: figuratively - because without this humble appliance, you can't know where The Art stops and The Real World begins." - Frank Zappa

"But now and then a complex personality took the place and assumed the office of art, was indeed, in its way, a real work of art, life having its elaborate masterpieces, just as poetry has, or sculpture, or painting." - Oscar Wilde

"Abstract art as it is conceived at present is a game bequeathed to painting and sculpture by art history. One who accepts its premises must consent to limit his imagination to a depressing casuistry regarding the formal requirements of modernism." - Harold Rosenberg

"I've come up through art school, through painting, through graphic design, through advertising, through TV commercials and music video. I've designed books, built billboards, matchbooks, corporate identities. I continuously paint, I've done conceptual art pictures." - Tony Kaye

"When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art." - Paul Cezanne

"I don't buy art. I'd rather buy a beautiful location or a beautiful site than buy art. A beautiful home is like owning a beautiful painting, except you can live in it." - Millard Drexler



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