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Painting Furniture Quotes


"Cats regard people as warm-blooded furniture." - Jacquelyn Mitchard

"A great painting is a great painting." - Larry Poons

"Sunlight is painting." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Photography is 10% inspiration and 90% moving furniture." - Helmut Newton

"Men do cry, but only when assembling furniture." - Rita Rudner

"We can never understand other people's motives, nor their furniture." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"Theatre is life. Cinema is art. Television is furniture." - Anonymous

"I was painting furniture, learning to stencil, and explore all kinds of traditional techniques of decoration. I learned from books that I picked up." - Paul Smith

"Painting was called silent poetry and poetry speaking painting." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I like fishing, I like painting; I like painting fish." - Daniel Craig

"Painting is literature in colors. Literature is painting in language." - Pramoedya Ananta Toer

"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry painting that speaks." - Simonides of Ceos

"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks." - Plutarch

"Photography is painting with light" - Miroslav Tichy

"Painting is a jeu d'esprit." - Pablo Picasso

"Painting taught literature to describe." - Orhan Pamuk

"Painting demands an intelligent model." - Vincent Van Gogh

"I wish to die painting." - Paul Cezanne

"Painting is a strange business." - J M W Turner

"It wasn't that I had any great dream of being an architect. I just wanted to make things. Whether it was furniture, painting, interior design, or architecture. I just wanted to create something." - Tadao Ando

"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

"The conceptual artist Ai WeiWei illustrates the schizoid society that rapid change has produced - sometimes by reassembling Ming-style furniture into absurd and useless arrangements, or by carefully painting and antiquing a Coca-Cola logo on an ancient Chinese pot." - Arne Glimcher

"Abstract art: a construction site for high fashion, for advertising, for furniture." - Adrienne Monnier

"A house with old furniture has no need of ghosts to be haunted." - Hope Mirrlees

"...Louis Fourteenth Street furniture..." - Addison Mizner

"I like Church furniture." - Andres Serrano

"Rearranging furniture, adding some candles, or making even small tweaks can really make the difference." - Anthea Turner

"I look at every piece of furniture and every object as an individual sculpture." - Kelly Wearstler

"I'm a designer, which includes interiors, architecture, fashion, furniture, and lifestyle." - Kelly Wearstler

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

"Nature engenders the science of painting" - Robert Delaunay

"Geometry is the foundation of all painting." - Albrecht Durer

"Eloquence is the painting of thought ..." - Blaise Pascal

"Each painting evolves freely and independently." - Fernando Araujo Perdomo

"For me, painting is like meditation." - Janet Fish

"Painting is saying "Ta" to God." - Stanley Spencer

"Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you...." - Jackson Pollock

"A man posing for a painting." - David Hume

"Painting is another form of thinking." - Gerhard Richter

"Painting is an investigation of being." - Squeak Carnwath

"Writing is fifty years behind painting." - Brion Gysin

"Painting, because of its universality, becomes speculation." - El Greco

"Painting is by nature a luminous language." - Robert Delaunay

"Nature engenders the science of painting." - Robert Delaunay

"The substance of painting is light." - Andre Derain

"I will keep painting until I die." - Yayoi Kusama

"Painting is a hobby for me." - Renee O'Connor

"We must always apologize for talking painting." - Paul Valery

"What has reasoning to do with painting?" - William Blake

"Painting, like passion, is a living voice." - Barnett Newman

"Painting is a state of being." - Jackson Pollock

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

"Painting is a coalescing of experience." - Richard Phillips

"If you call painting dumb poetry, the painter may call poetry blind painting." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"There is no light painting or dark painting, but simply relations of tones." - Paul Cezanne

"Photoshop came out of painting, and now it's going back to painting." - David Hockney

"It's not a matter of painting life, it's a matter of giving life to painting." - Pierre Bonnard

"Objective painting is not good painting unless it is good in the abstract sense." - Georgia O'Keeffe

"Painting is the supreme form of expression; you don't need to 'read' painting." - Peter Greenaway

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

"Painting is no problem. The problem is what to do when you're not painting." - Jackson Pollock

"I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious." - Andrew Wyeth

"When the ship is going down we trouble ourselves little enough about the style of the cabin furniture." - Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

"A loafer never works except when there is a fire; then he will carry out more furniture than anybody." - E W Howe

"Men don't live well by themselves. They don't even live like people. They live like bears with furniture." - Rita Rudner

"... if they [your children] write their names in the dust on the furniture, don't let them put the year." - Phyllis Diller

"How full of trifles everything is! It is only one's thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture." - Wallace Stevens

"I also have intense relationships with furniture... probably because we practically had none when I was growing up." - Barbra Streisand

"Eighteenth century American furniture and the design of the architects Greene and Greene are my special love." - Barbra Streisand

"I just realized that I never look at a painting and ask, 'Is this painting fictional or non-fictional?' It's just a painting." - Scott McClanahan

"In a way, there's nothing more intimate than a piece of jewelry. A painting is hung on somebody's wall. You put a piece of furniture in your home. But jewelry is worn by a person, so there is a fascination with the history of a piece." - Simon de Pury

"Soul is as necessary in a painting as body." - Marie Bashkirtseff

"Painting is something that takes place among the colors." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"You can't sweeten the well by painting the pump." - Adrian Rogers

"As a teenager I started painting and playing guitar." - Buffy Sainte-Marie

"A painting is more than the sum of its parts" - Wendelin Van Draanen

"The real purpose of painting is to give pleasure." - Robert Ryman

"Painting and drawing has been here for 35,000 years." - David Hockney

"The painting is finished when the idea has disappeared." - Georges Braque

"Different shades of life make the painting more beautiful." - Michael Dolan

"Flesh was the reason why oil painting was invented" - Willem De Kooning

"When I am finished painting, I paint again for relaxation." - Pablo Picasso

"Perspective is the rein and rudder of painting." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Painting is the intermediate between a thought and a thing." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Painting and tattooing the body is a return to animalism." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Painting doesn't mean just describing; it's a state of spirit." - Caryl Churchill

"Painting is with me but another word for feeling." - John Constable

"I would exchange every painting of Christ for one snapshot." - George Bernard Shaw

"A painting without something disturbing in it - what's that?." - Georges Braque

"I think I am beginning to learn something about painting." - Titian

"It's all one to me: opera, painting, drawing, faxes." - David Hockney

"Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries." - Neville Brody

"I want painting to be difficult to do." - Richard Diebenkorn

"The painting is usually finished before you are." - Rex Brandt

"Your painting is a measure of your mind." - Millard Sheets

"What painting is, is exactly what people see." - Robert Ryman

"We may call painting the grandchild of nature." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"It's not your pictures I like; it's your painting." - Albert Camus

"The real subject of every painting is light." - Claude Monet

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

"I am really enjoying media arts and digital painting." - St. Lucia

"Different shades of life make the painting more beautiful." - Mike Dolan

"I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream." - Vincent Van Gogh

"The form of my painting is the content." - Ellsworth Kelly

"Without good drawing, the foundation of a painting will collapse." - Ken Danby

"There is no standard way of using painting techniques." - Wu Guanzhong

"Atmosphere in a painting is nine-tenths fear." - John French Sloan

"Painting is drawing, with the additional means of color." - John French Sloan

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary." - Pablo Picasso

"One must act in painting as in life, directly." - Pablo Picasso

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

"Language is much closer to film than painting is." - Sergei Eisenstein

"Sculpture will last a lot longer than painting." - Richard Macdonald

"Her sculptured face was as perfect as a painting." - Christopher Paolini

"The painting has a life of its own" - Jackson Pollock

"Painting is founded on the heart controlled by the head." - Paul Cezanne

"Pollock also... wanted one to be wrapped in the painting." - Robert Rauschenberg

"As a teenager I started painting and playing guitar." - Buffy Saintemarie

"I always feel attacked when I'm asked about my painting." - Georg Baselitz

"Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting." - Robert Delaunay

"My first artistic love was drawing and painting." - Wood Harris

"Painting is the frozen evidence of a performance." - Chuck Close

"I love painting so much that nothing else matters." - Yayoi Kusama

"Now painting is different. It's something recollected in tranquility." - Jack Levine

"I felt I was painting with a Popsicle." - Robert Merrill

"Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas." - Georges Braque

"Painting calmed the chaos that shook my soul." - Niki De St Phalle

"I started painting when I was in high school." - James Best

"Landscape painting is the obvious resource of misanthropy." - William Hazlitt

"Every picture one paints involves not painting others." - Robert Motherwell

"God, I've frozen my ass off painting snow scenes!" - Andrew Wyeth

"Painters who are not colorists produce illumination, not painting." - Eugene Delacroix

"Painting cannot be the only activity of a mature artist." - Ad Reinhardt

"Keep painting - day in - day out. Be absorbed by it." - Milton Avery

"If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens." - William Lyon Phelps

"My painting does not come from the easel." - Jackson Pollock

"I hardly ever stretch the canvas before painting." - Jackson Pollock

"I always start a painting with the sky." - Alfred Sisley

"Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture." - Michelangelo

"The point of painting is not really deception or imitation." - A S Byatt

"Each painting is a plunge into the unknown." - Joseph Plaskett

"Fiction is an expressionist painting rather than a photograph." - Josip Novakovich

"Around 1980, I went back to painting with a vengeance." - Martin Mull

"When you start a painting, it is somewhat outside you. At the conclusion, you seem to move inside the painting." - Fernando Botero

"Each painting has its own way of evolving. When the painting is finished, the subject reveals itself." - William Baziotes

"I am painting with the same enthusiasm as a Marseillaise eats bouillabaisse ... I am painting big sunflowers." - Vincent Van Gogh

"For me, preparing the canvas takes longer than painting. The actual painting takes about half an hour." - Katherine Bernhardt

"Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Each painting has its own way of evolving...When the painting is finished, the subject reaveals itself." - William Baziotes

"We look at the mountain to see the painting, then we look at the painting to see the mountain." - Mark Tobey



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