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Painting With Light Quotes


"Photography is painting with light" - Miroslav Tichy

"Even with painting, even abstract paintings, you need the incoming of, light on the canvas." - Jean-Luc Godard

"Painting seems like impossibility, with only a sign now and then of its own light." - Philip Guston

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

"My still-life painting has more to do with light and shadow than with the objects themselves." - William C. Wright

"photography is not only drawing with light, though light is the indispensable agent of its being. It is modeling or sculpturing with light, to reproduce the plastic form of natural objects. It is painting with light ..." - Berenice Abbott

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

"Ideas are to literature what light is to painting." - Paul Bourget

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

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

"Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"There are different kinds of painting, some with lights and some without, but still if you look at any painting here (in the light) and then over here (out of the light) it's an entirely different thing. The consciousness of this came to the Impressionists and I'm very interested in that." - Jean-Luc Godard

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

"Values create dimension, but color usually receives all of the attention. When painting with oils, placing dark and light pigments next to each other can be an accident waiting to happen." - Robert Warren

"My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light, in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature." - Hans Hofmann

"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

"Painting doesn't freeze time. It circulates and recycles time like a wheel that turns. Those who were first might well be last. Painting is a very slow art. It doesn't travel with the speed of light. That's why dead painters shine so bright." - Marlene Dumas

"Usually I draw in relation to my painting, what I am working on at the time. On a lucky day a surprising balance of forms and spaces will appear... making itself, the image taking hold. This in turn moves me toward painting - anxious to get to the same place, with the actuality of paint and light." - Philip Guston

"That's what all painting is about, it's space and light occupied by human presences." - Leon Kossoff

"If light is the spiritual quality of painting, color is surely its heart and passion." - Robert Reynolds

"Light tomorrow with today!" - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Light tomorrow with today!" - Elizabeth Barrett Brownin

"Remember the enemy of all painting is gray: a painting will almost always appear grayer than it is, on account of its oblique position under the light." - Eugene Delacroix

"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

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

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

"TV has nothing to do with painting. It's just transmission." - Jean-Luc Godard

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

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

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

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

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

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

"My painting represents the victory of the forces of darkness and peace over the powers of light and evil." - Ad Reinhardt

"If I came out a photographer it's because I knew about painting, composition, and the handling of light." - Lola Alvarez Bravo

"Tone is light in another shape. In music, instruments perform the functions of the colours employed in painting." - Honore De Balzac

"I did not want windows, only skylights. I chose my painting wall as it has the best morning light." - Ellsworth Kelly

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

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

"You can stick with a few clear-cut values, which are stronger than a multitude of values and will obviously yield a stronger painting. But not all subjects or light conditions appear that way... be sensible and paint with values that are appropriate and faithful to your subject." - Richard Schmid

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

"Usually people start with painting and then go on to make installations; my painting came from installation." - Michael Craig-Martin

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

"For 338 paragraphs the Franks report painted a splendid picture, delineated the light and the shade, and the glowing colours in it, and when Franks got to paragraph 339 he got fed up with the canvas he was painting and chucked a bucket of whitewash over it." - James Callaghan

"When you're telling stories, you are actually trying to illuminate some portion of the truth in an artful way. The story may immediately seem to be a lie, but it's like an impressionistic painting - you see the light and the color better than you would with a photo-realistic piece." - Christopher Moore

"The vivacity and brightness of colors in a landscape will never bear any comparison with a landscape in nature when it is illumined by the sun, unless the painting is placed in such a position that it will receive the same light from the sun as does the landscape." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"I hate darkness. Claude Monet once said that painting in general did not have light enough in it. I agree with him. We painters, however, can never reproduce sunlight as it really is. I can only approach the truth of it." - Joaquin Sorolla

"My work is about your seeing. There is a rich tradition in painting of work about light, but it is not light - it is the record of seeing. My material is light, and it is responsive to your seeing." - James Turrell

"The theme, or harmony, of a painting can be created by any one of its visual elements. A single colour... repetition of shapes... Light can be a theme." - Mike Svob

"I'm glad . . . that Edison didn't give up on the light bulb. That Luther refused to back down. That Michelangelo kept painting. That Lindbergh kept flying." - Charles R Swindoll

"A painting, you know, it's all dirty material. But it's about transformation. Taking that earth, that heavy earthen kind of thing, turning it into air and light." - Brice Marden

"Light, colour, love - let me come under your spell. Life can be represented only by a lively kind of painting. There is clarity in passion." - Stefan Szczesny

"Poetry and painting continue to be companions: they cast their shadow and light, their silences and tones, at the edges of each other." - Pierre Coupey

"Critic asks: 'And what, sir, is the subject matter of that painting?' - 'The subject matter, my dear good fellow, is the light." - Claude Monet

"Easel painting means small painting." - David Hockney

"Contradictions of perspective. Contrasts of light. Contrasts of form. Points of view impossible to achieve in drawing and painting. Foreshortenings with a strong distortion of the objects, with a crude handling of matter. Moments altogether new, never seen before compositions whose boldness outstrips the imagination of painters Then the creation of those instants which do not exist, contrived by means of photomontage. The negative transmits altogether new stimuli to the sentient mind and eye." - Alexander Rodchenko

"Sometimes I feel we express more with dancing or acting or painting than with words." - Penelope Cruz

"A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth." - John Singer Sargent

"Fill each day with light and heart." - John Tillotson

""...light-skinned," and with "no negro dialect."" - Harry Reid

"Outside the sky is light with stars" - Katherine Mansfield

"The whole switch from film to digital has changed some of the ways I use color and the juxtaposition of light and dark. It's getting better with digital, the separation's gotten better, but I still feel like it's really flatter than film, so I do a lot of screening and subtle textural printing and painting on clothes for film to get it not to look flat." - Colleen Atwood

"Your eyes, accustomed to semi-darkness, will soon open to more radiant visions of light. The shadows which we shall paint shall be more luminous than the high-lights of our predecessors, and our pictures, next to those of the museums, will shine like blinding daylight, compared with deepest night. We conclude that painting cannot exist today without divisionism... ...Divisionism, for the modern painter, must be an innate complementariness which we declare to be essential and necessary." - Umberto Boccioni

"Good painting is nothing else but a copy of the perfections of God and a reminder of His painting. Finally, good painting is a music and a melody which intellect only can appreciate, and with great difficulty." - Michelangelo

"I needed an outlet in high school and came across painting. I've actually been painting longer than I've been acting. A movie is a collaborative effort, and with painting you just have yourself." - James Franco

"(Landscapes) are too close to painting. And TV has nothing to do with painting. It's just transmission. And you can't transmit a landscape, happily enough." - Jean-Luc Godard

"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

"The burden God places on each of us is to become who we are meant to be. We are most fully ourselves when Christ most fully lives in us and through us. The mother shines brightest with her child in her arms, the father when he forgives his wandering son, and the artist when he or she is drawing attention to grace, by showing the pinprick of light overcoming the darkness in the painting, or the story, or the song. The world knows darkness. Christ came into the world to show us light. I have seen it, have been blinded by it, invaded by it. I will tell its story." - Andrew Peterson

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

"I switched to painting with my left hand to be in better company." - Helen Van Wyk

"... the true seeing is within; and painting stares at you with an insistent imperfection." - George Eliot

"We amuse ourselves painting our prison-walls with bright figures and brilliant landscapes." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I am very depressed and deeply disgusted with painting. It is really a continual torture." - Claude Monet

"I hope with all my heart there will be painting in heaven." - Jean-Baptiste Corot

"I always dream a painting like that, with a group of lively figures of the pals." - Vincent Van Gogh

"I hope with all my heart there will be painting in heaven." - Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

"I paint as I feel like painting; to hell with all their studies." - Edouard Manet

"I have a lot of problems with Western European easel painting." - Kehinde Wiley

"Making a record is like painting a school bus with a toothbrush" - Quincy Jones

"Just as with the quartet, each part of a painting is telling a different story." - Guido Molinari

"With monochrome painting... the idiosyncrasy of the work, its difference, its expression, lies in shape." - Guido Molinari

"Painting is at once a form of meditation and an utter, complete personal engagement with life." - Steven Whitney

"With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice." - Oprah Winfrey

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

"Painting is a companion with whom one may walk a great part of life's journey." - Winston Churchill

"Painting can never show her nose in company with architecture but to have it snubbed." - J M W Turner

"Photography freed painting from a lot of tiresome chores, starting with family portraits." - Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"Painting a young maiden is similar to cavorting with great abandon. It is the finest refreshment." - Peter Paul Rubens

"A painting has an intrinsic value which has nothing to do with critical assessments." - Robert Genn

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

"Frankly, these days, without a theory to go with it, I can't see a painting." - Tom Wolfe

"The painting is always done very much with [the model's] co-operation. The problem with painting a nude, of course, is that it deepens the transaction. You can scrap a painting of someone's face and it imperils the sitter's self-esteem less than scrapping a painting of the whole naked body." - Lucian Freud

"What I can't tell with a photo I will tell with a painting, and what I can't tell with a painting I will tell with a video or text sometimes, et cetera." - Francis Alys

"Scribal culture and Gothic architecture were both concerned with light through, not light on." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Where there is truth, there is also light, but don't confuse light with the flash." - Pope Francis

"The difference between light and hard is that you can sleep with a light on." - Anonymous

"I was in love. With a two-dimensional object. A mute in love with a painting. Lovely. Just lovely." - Leanna Renee Hieber

"Painting is a visceral experience, one loaded with subtle information. Only Cezanne could get away with a system." - Wolf Kahn

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

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

"Painting from life was incredibly important for me because it allowed me to train my eyes to see everything that is there. But I realized early on that painting from life wasn't something that I was all that invested in. I was always more interested in the painting than I was the people. For me, removing that as a compulsion offered me a lot more freedom to actually paint and think about color, form, movement, and light." - Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

"The word "photography" can be interpreted as "writing with light" or "drawing with light." Some photographers are producing beautiful photographs by drawing with light.. Some other photographers are trying to tell something with their photographs. They are writing with light..." - Philippe Halsman

"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

"Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade, just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself." - Truman Capote

"Often when I write I am trying to make words do the work of line and color. I have the painter's sensitivity to light. Much of my writing is verbal painting." - Elizabeth Bowen

"It looked like an old painting, but real - everything achingly idyllic in the morning light - and I thought about how wonderfully strange it would be to live in a place where almost everything had been built by the dead." - John Green

"The intellectual attainments of a man who thinks for himself resemble a fine painting, where the light and shade are correct, the tone sustained, the colour perfectly hamonized; it is true to life." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"My Father is a photographer, so it was always around. I was trained in painting, so I learnt a lot of skills about composition, light, colour, the formal attributes of images." - Patricia Piccinini

"Collect impressions. Don't be in a hurry to write them down. Because that's something music can do better than painting: it can centralise variations of colour and light within a single picture - a truth generally ignored, obvious as it is." - Claude Debussy

"Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself." - Truman Capote

"I would have artists be convinced that the supreme skill and art in painting consists in knowing how to use black and white... because it is light and shade that make objects appear in relief." - Leon Battista Alberti

"The temple of art is built of words. Painting and sculpture and music are but the blazon of its windows, borrowing all their significance from the light, and suggestive only of the temple's uses." - J. G. Holland

"There are many things one thinks about in a painting. Often, it's how to handle your chosen medium and how to best reveal the light in a three-dimensional form on a two-dimensional surface." - Janice Tanton

"Collect impressions. Don't be in a hurry to write them down. Because that's something music can do better than painting: it can centralise variations of colour and light within a single picture a truth generally ignored, obvious as it is." - Claude Debussy

"So Mo began filling the silence with words. He lured them out of the pages as if they had only been waiting for his voice, words long and short, words sharp and soft, cooing, purring words. They danced through the room, painting stained glass pictures, tickling the skin. Even when Meggie nodded off she could still hear them, although Mo had closed the book long ago. Words that explained the world to her, its dark side and its light side, words that built a wall to keep out bad dreams. And not a single bad dream came over that wall for the rest of the night." - Cornelia Funke

"During college, when I was working full time for my father [the decorator Mark Hampton], I rented an apartment and I just couldn't take time off to paint it. So I went there one evening and stayed up all night painting the place what I thought was a lovely pale yellow. When the sun came up, I realized I'd painted the walls the color of insanity. I had to immediately mix in all my trim color to tone it down. Yellow is an electric color and wholly misleading. It becomes more yellow with the sun's yellow light on it. The moral is, even if you think your yellow is the one, go paler." - Alexa Hampton

"The morphlings from District 6 are in the camouflage station, painting each other's faces with bright pink swirls." - Suzanne Collins

"Painting should never look as if it were done with difficulty, however difficult it may actually have been." - Robert Henri

"I see no thread running through my work; I simply get on with my life and my painting." - John Piper

"It is better to have a good painting with ten holes than ten bad paintings without any holes." - Edvard Munch

"A pair of socks is no less suitable to make a painting with than wood, nails, turpentine, oil and fabric." - Robert Rauschenberg

"Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings" - George Tooker

"Painting a line across canvas with a brush is similar to the motion of a wave breaking." - Mary Heilmann

"Generally, I am opposed to painting which is concerned with conceptions of simplicity. Everything looks busy to me." - Jasper Johns

"Poetry, Painting & Music, the three Powers in man of conversing with Paradise, which the flood did not sweep away." - William Blake

"In painting, you can suddenly come upon something so huge that no-one can deal with it." - Honore De Balzac

"Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings." - George Tooker

"The day was not far off when one solitary, original carrot [depicted in a painting] might be pregnant with revolution!" - Paul Cezanne

"I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza." - Robert Indiana

"I have always been concerned with painting that simultaneously insists on a flat surface and then denies it." - Helen Frankenthaler

"Reconcile the loss of the painting - no matter how many times it may happen - with the joy of beginning again." - Joshua L. Goldberg

"People who believe in painting... realize there is something greater than just coming up with an idea, and executing it." - Sam Messer

"American poetry, like American painting, is always personal with an emphasis on the individuality of the poet." - Diane Wakoski

"Coming out of college with a degree in fine arts and painting isn't worth much any more." - Dan Fogelberg

"Painting bodies with the patterns of Kusama's hallucinations obliterated their individual selves and returned them to the infinite universe." - Yayoi Kusama

"When I work alone, my process is like painting. With Fleetwood Mac, it's more like movie making." - Lindsey Buckingham

"The the illuminated mind the whole world sparkles with light." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A warrior of the light...never confuses tension with anxiety." - Paulo Coelho

"Darkness is only driven out with light, not more darkness." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"With determination and purpose, I head into the light." - Julie Anne Peters

"Every day you play with the light of the universe." - Pablo Neruda

"I empty myself with light Until I become morning." - Charles Wright

"light hearts seldom keep company with heavy coffers ..." - Fanny Fern

"I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair." - Stephen Foster

"A warrior of the light never confuses tension with anxiety." - Paulo Coelho

"You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light." - Edward Abbey

"You can't enjoy light verse with a heavy heart." - Russell Baker

"My latest works are these things with light bulbs." - Jim Hodges

"Modern writers are the moons of literature; they shine with reflected light, with light borrowed from the ancients." - Samuel Johnson



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