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"Through a painting, we can see the whole world." - Hans Hofmann

"I do believe that painting can change the world." - David Hockney

"Through a painting we can see the whole world." - Hans Hofmann

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

"Painting is the subject of painting." - Joseph Raffael

"Imagine painting all the statues in the world in the color of the sky" - Yoko Ono

"I'd like to get all the colors in the world into one painting" - Willem De Kooning

"The moon was up, painting the world silver, making things look just a little more alive." - N.D. Wilson

"My painting Two Worlds actually changed the way people see the world." - Robert Lyn Nelson

"Painting is a form of incarnation. It is spirit made manifest in the world." - Jeffrey Smart

"Painting must be fertile. It must give birth to a world.. ..it must fertilize the imagination." - Joan Miro

"Nothing in the whole world is of interest to me but my painting and my flowers." - Claude Monet

"There is no reason not to consider the world as one gigantic painting," - Robert Rauschenberg

"A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world." - Edmond De Goncourt

"Experience is real. Painting, which comes out of experience, is real. The world is an illusion." - Walter Darby Bannard

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

"My painting is what I have to give back to the world for what the world gives to me." - Georgia O'Keeffe

"I think a painting is more like the real world if it's made out the real world." - Robert Rauschenberg

"Never trust an ugly woman. She's got a grudge against the world,' said Grandma who was no oil painting herself." - Richard Peck

"That which probably hears more stupidities than anything else in the world is a painting in a museum." - Jules de Goncourt

"If you ask me what the world looks like to me, it looks like a painting by Pissarro." - Ernst Gombrich

"I am anxious that the world should be inclined to look to painters for information about painting." - John Constable

"I think everyone on the planet is a fan of a painting because everyone is a fan of visual stimulation, but I've had freedom in the world [of painting] because I've kept it to myself." - Scott Avett

"I'm never interested in the painting being a mirror to culture. I think that's really boring. What I'm interested in is painting as an affective space. The place where the hierarchies of the world can be rearranged within the space of a painting. And they can be articulated in different ways." - Dana Schutz

"Writing is the painting of the voice." - Voltaire

"I tried different techniques during my career, but I especially fell in love with painting with oil and pallette-knife. Every artwork is the result of long painting process; every canvas is born during the creative search; every painting is full of my inner world." - Leonid Afremov

"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

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

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

"Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts." - Blaise Pascal

"If the world could remain within a frame like a painting on the wall, I think we'd see the beauty then and stand staring in awe." - Conor Oberst

"Painting puts me into an alpha state. It's a private event. I make all the decisions in the process and never have to deal with the outside world." - Callum Keith Rennie

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

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

"Surface is a modernist concept. What surface does is to encourage one to see the painting as object rather than as a window on the world." - Kay WalkingStick

"If painting is no longer needed, it seems a pity that some of us are born into the world with such a passion for line and color." - Mary Cassatt

"Somehow, in painting I try to make some logic out of the world that has been given to me in chaos." - Grace Hartigan

"The edge in modern painting is charged with neurosis; it meets a world that no longer confirms it but which is hostile or at best indifferent." - Andrew Graham-Dixon

"Every milieu has something ridiculous about it - film-making, the music world, painting - because people who take themselves seriously become funny pretty quickly." - Rebecca Miller

"Surrealism in painting amounted to little more than the contents of a meagerly stocked dream world: a few witty fantasies, mostly wet dreams and agoraphobic nightmares." - Susan Sontag

"Painting is self-discovery. You arrive at the image through the act of painting." - Adolph Gottlieb

"I am the thing that I am painting at the time of painting." - Douglas Lockwood

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

"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

"It's not your painting anymore. It stopped being your painting the moment that you finished it." - Jeff Melvoin

"You're going to react to a painting in a way that the painting demands you react." - Greil Marcus

"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 you think of painting as painting it is rather absurd. The real world is before us - glorious sunlight and activity and fresh air, and high speed motor cars and television, all the animation - a world apart from a little square of canvas that you smear paint on." - Wayne Thiebaud

"What gems of painting or statuary are in the world of art, or what flowers are in the world of nature, are gems of thought to the cultivated and thinking." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"When you come up in the art world, whatevers in the air, the issues of the moment, end up becoming part of the working method or modus operandi of how you think about doing a painting. And I came up at a time when-actually painting was dead when I came up. Sculpture sort of ruled." - Chuck Close

"The edge of a painting is its frontier... where the artist negotiates his boundaries with the real world... where art begins and ends and where the eye enters and leaves the image. It determines, in an infinitely subtle number of ways, how you read a painting - which, unlike a book or a piece of music, has no pre-determined beginning or end." - Andrew Graham-Dixon

"Photography is painting with light! The blurs, the spots, those are errors! But the errors are part of it, they give it poetry and turn it into painting. And for that you need as bad a camera as possible! If you want to be famous, you have to do whatever you're doing worse than anyone else in the whole world." - Miroslav Tichy

"A creative act enhances the beauty of the world; it gives something to the world, it never takes anything from it. A creative person comes into the world, enhances the beauty of the world - a song here, a painting there. He makes the world dance better, enjoy better, love better, meditate better." - Rajneesh

"There was a belief after World War I that painting could be an act of civil revolt. I want this exhibition, 'New Museum,' to be an act of civil disobedience. It's not so much about the New Museum on the Bowery, but the idea of challenging museums as projections of cultural authority. It's painting as insurgency." - Richard Phillips

"The freer the soul, the more abstract painting becomes." - Marc Chagall

"A society person who is enthusiastic about modern painting or Truman Capote is already half a traitor to his class. It is middle-class people who, quite mistakenly, imagine that a lively pursuit of the latest in reading and painting will advance their status in the world." - Mary Mccarthy

"Poetry ... is the music and painting of the mind." - Sonia Orwell

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

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

"A painting only lives in the eye of the beholder" - Pablo Picasso

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

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

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

"...if photos can reproduce the world more perfectly than any painter, can capture an instant, a look, a gesture, then what makes a painting good anymore? Painting subverts this subversion of its traditional nature by redefining itself - art is idea, not simply skillful execution. So, a work can be crudely made, or even machine made - but it has to be practically and functionally useless." - David Byrne

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

"Wherever you are in the world, there's always something about the Australian light. There's something about the sharpness of it, something about the clarity of it, something about the colours of Australia. And hopefully, something optimistic about Australian painting too." - Ken Done

"Painting and sculpture help other people to see what a wonderful world we live in." - Henry Moore

"Teach the children! It is painting in fresco." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

"At the same time I really enjoy painting flesh." - Kehinde Wiley

"Aesthetics is for painting as Ornithology is for the birds." - Barnett Newman

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

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

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

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

"The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting." - Vincent Van Gogh

"My painting carries with it the message of pain." - Frida Kahlo

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

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

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

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

"Writing and Painting are the same for me." - Peter Malkin

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

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

"Never ruin a good painting with the truth." - Henri Matisse

"In a painting, what counts is the unexpected." - Georges Braque

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

"Painting is so much more than the materials." - Brian Johnson

"The successful painter is continually painting still life." - Charles Webster Hawthorne

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

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

"Children's finger-painting came under the arts, but movies didn't." - Nicolas Roeg

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

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

"My only worry is the painting I'm doing. Nothing else." - David Hockney

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

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

"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

"If you can see a world within a portrait I would be happy with that. I don't want to tell the story with a painting, though. I'm trying to get away from the story- from the beginning and the ending." - Danny Fox

"If it weren't for how esoteric the art world likes to be, I would love actually to play the music in the shows, painting the music that influences me most." - Damian Loeb

"A German officer visited Picasso in his Paris studio during the Second World War. There he saw Guernica and, shocked at the modernist «chaos» of the painting, asked Picasso: «Did you do this?» Picasso calmly replied: «No, you did this!»" - Slavoj Zizek

"Pop Art is industrial painting. I think the meaning of my work is that it is industrial, it's what all the world will soon become. Europe will be the same way, soon, it won't be American; it will be universal." - Roy Lichtenstein

"For many years, and like many British people, I had little feeling for the most expressive and roughest form of early twentieth century European painting, the expressionism of German artists around the First World War like Kirchner." - Nicholas Serota

"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

"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

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

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

"The older I get, the more I feel that color is what painting is. Painting is primarily color." - Joseph Raffael

"When you are painting a landscape, assume the painting is real and the landscape is an illusion." - Walter Darby Bannard

"Im sick of the foodies who need every morsel that goes into their mouth to be a Picasso painting, a Giacometti sculpture, a Proust novel, evoking the world with each crumb." - Jessi Klein

"You take a painting, you have a white, virginal piece of canvas that is the world of purity, and then you put your imagery on it, and you try to bring it back to the original purity." - Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

"... lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and ... stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to "walk about" into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?" - Wassily Kandinsky

"The visible is how we orient ourselves. It remains our principal source of information about the world. Painting reminds us of what is absent. What we don't see anymore." - Squeak Carnwath

"There is a definite moment when a work congeals and crystallizes. Once I am finished with a painting, I am happy to send it off into the world so I can get to work on the next one." - Mark Ryden

"Being with my wife and children in Kauai, seeing old friends there, being on the beach, painting, paddleboarding. Sitting under a Kauai moon with a bonfire going, buddies around. Those are the things that kind of make my world turn." - Pierce Brosnan

"Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and... stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to 'walk about' into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?" - Wassily Kandinsky

"It is this research into pure painting that is the problem at the present moment. I do not know any painters in Paris who are really searching for this ideal world." - Robert Delaunay

"I'm sick of the foodies who need every morsel that goes into their mouth to be a Picasso painting, a Giacometti sculpture, a Proust novel, evoking the world with each crumb." - Jessi Klein

"The painting world is awash with people who cannot paint. This is a condition that would not be tolerated in other professions such as Dentistry, Medicine, or among members of the Airline Pilot's Association." - Robert Genn

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

"Painting is so close, so personal, so immediate, and so ordinary... It is the ordinary resurrections that define your painting." - Joshua L. Goldberg

"Color is a language. It is the language of painting. How painting expresses itself is in large part with color." - Joseph Raffael

"Start a painting with fresh ideas, and then let the painting replace your ideas with its ideas." - Walter Darby Bannard

"I know the world that I am painting is not a reality. It is a whim, an entertainment to provoke something in people, whether as escapism or relief. I think that is very valid." - Tim Walker

"I'm interested in painting the most beautifully compelling pictures and images and metaphors and stories and explanations possible that will put Jesus in language for a world that desperately needs to hear it." - Rob Bell

"Easel painting means small painting." - David Hockney

"This is the essential distinction-even opposition-between the painting and the film: the painting is composed subjectively, thefilm objectively. However highly we rate the function of the scenario writer-in actual practice it is rated very low-we must recognize that the film is not transposed directly and freely from the mind by means of a docile medium like paint, but must be cut piece-meal out of the lumbering material of the actual visible world." - Herbert Read

"In Holman Hunt's painting, "The Light of the World, "Christ is shown in a garden at midnight, holding a lantern in His left hand. With His right hand He is knocking on a heavily paneled door. When the painting was unveiled, a critic remarked to the painter, "Mr. Hunt, the work is unfinished. There is no handle on the door." "That," Hunt answered, "is the door to the human heart. It can be opened only from the inside."" - James Keller

"In Holman Hunt's painting, "The Light of the World, "Christ is shown in a garden at midnight, holding a lantern in His left hand. With His right hand He is knocking on a heavily paneled door. When the painting was unveiled, a critic remarked to the painter, "Mr. Hunt, the work is unfinished. There is no handle on the door." "That," Hunt answered, "is the door to the human heart. It can be opened only from the inside."" - James Keller

"People want to know those details. They think it gives them greater insight into a piece of art, but when they approach a painting in such a manner, they are belittling both the artist's work and their own ability to experience it. Each painting I do says everything I want to say on its subject and in terms of that painting, and not all the trivia in the world concerning my private life will give the viewer more insight into it than what hangs there before their eyes. Frankly, as far as I'm concerned, even titling a work is an unnecessary concession." - Charles De Lint

"People want to know those details. They think it gives them greater insight into a piece of art, but when they approach a painting in such a manner, they are belittling both the artist's work and their own ability to experience it. Each painting I do says everything I want to say on its subject and in terms of that painting, and not all the trivia in the world concerning my private life will give the viewer more insight into it than what hangs there before their eyes. Frankly, as far as I'm concerned, even titling a work is an unnecessary concession." - Charles De Lint

"Unlike the marks of a painting, the photo seems to organize its 'opinions' in relation to the world; even when the photographs have clearly been manipulated, the 'opinions' seem to have all the more force, with the suggested 'participation of the world' articulating that 'opinion' as a difference." - Joseph Kosuth



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