Not every painter has a gift for painting, in fact, many painters are disappointed when they meet with difficulties in art. Painting done under pressure by artists without the necessary talent can only give rise to formlessness, as painting is a profession that requires peace of mind. The painter must always seek the essence of things, always represent the essential characteristics and emotions of the person he is painting...
If modern Painters feel qualms about applying the term "masterpiece" to describe a work of capital importance, this is because it has come to convey a notion of perfection: a notion that leads to much confusion when applied to artists other than those who made perfection their ideal.andré malraux
...there is a striking similarity in the surrealist and abstract Painters attitude to the object;both have a horror of it in its proper context.john piper
I define Inner Space as an imaginary realm in which on the one hand the outer world of reality, and on the other the inner world of the mind meet and merge. Now, in the landscapes of the surrealist Painters, for example, one sees the regions of Inner Space; and increasingly I believe that we will encounter in film and literature scenes which are neither solely realistic nor fantastic. In a sense, it will be a movement in the interzone between both spheres.j. g. ballard
Poets paint with words, Painters speak with works.
Theartof painting cannot betrulyjudgedsave bysuchas are themselves good Painters; from others verily it is hidden even as a strange tongue.Albrecht Du« r er
The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I'm one of the best Painters.Georgia O'Keeffe
Poets like Painters, thus unskilled to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is Nature to advantage dressed, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed.Alexander Pope
Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to thegod he worships, aftera style purely his own, norcan he get off by hammering marble instead.We are all sculptors and Painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.Henry David Thoreau
Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated with no technical knowledge, although with plenty of care and diligence. Now the sole reason why Painters of this sort are not aware of their own error is that they have not learnt Geometry, without which no one can either be or become an absolute artist; but the blame for this should be laid upon their masters, who are themselves ignorant of this art.albrecht dürer
Unlike writers or Painters, we don't sit down in front of a blank canvas and say, 'How do I start? Where do I start?' We're given the springboard of the text, a plane ticket, told to report to Alabama, and there's a group of people all ready to make a film and it's a marvelous life.albert finney
I think half the point of painting a picture is that you don't know what will happen ... that if Painters did know what was going to happen they wouldn't bother to do it.lucian freud
Art itself cannot be taught, but craftsmanship can. Architects, Painters, sculptors are all craftsmen in the original sense of the word. Thus it is a fundamental requirement of all artistic creativity that every student undergo a thorough training in the workshops of all branches of the crafts.walter gropius
Helnwein is one of the few exciting Painters we have today.gottfried helnwein
These days there are Painters that go inside a factory in order to be inspired by the noise of machines, so that it affects their works. Of course, artists need sensibility; sensibility towards their environment and their community, but when they are stirred enough by their experiences in their society they can create their art in small studios.guity novin
School and things that Painters have taught me even keep me from painting as I want to. I decided I was a very stupid fool not to be at least paint as I wanted to and say what I wanted to when I painted as that seemed to be the only thing I could do that didn’t concern anybody but myself … I found that I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say in any other way things that I had no words for.Georgia O'Keeffe
There are Painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence transform a yellow spot into a sun.pablo picasso
A painter must not only be of necessity an imitator of the works of nature...but he must be as necessarily an imitator of the works of other Painters: this appears more humiliating, but is equally true; and no man can be an artist, whatever he may suppose, upon any other terms.joshua reynolds
Those who present directly and immediately the new forms and symbols are the artists the dramatists, the musicians, the Painters, the dancers, the poets, and those poets of the religious sphere we call saints. They portray the new symbols in the form of images poetic, aural, plastic, or dramatic, as the case may be. They live out their imaginations.rollo may
Artists encounter the landscape they propose to paint they look at it, observe it from this angle and that. They are, as we say, absorbed in it. Or, in the case of abstract Painters, the encounter may be with an idea, an inner vision, that in turn may be led off by the brilliant colors on the palette or the inviting rough whiteness of the canvas.rollo may
The thing that interests me is that today Painters do not have to go to a subject-matter outside themselves. Modern Painters work in a different way. They work from within.jackson pollock
The progression of a painter’s work, as it travels in time from point to point, will be toward clarity: toward the elimination of all obstacles between the painter and the idea, and between the idea and the observer. As examples of such obstacles, I give (among others) memory, history or geometry, which are swamps of generalization from which one might pull out parodies of ideas (which are ghosts) but never an idea in itself. To achieve this clarity is, inevitably, to be understood.mark rothko
The need to make music, and to listen to it, is universally expressed by human beings. I cannot imagine, even in our most primitive times, the emergence of talented Painters to make cave paintings without there having been, near at hand, equally creative people making song. It is, like speech, a dominant aspect of human biology.lewis thomas
Already, a conscious courage is coming to life. Here are some of the Painters: Picasso , Braque , Delaunay , Le Fauconnier. . . they are highly enlightened, and do not believe in the stability of any system, even if it were to call itself classical art. . . Their reason is poised between the pursuit of the fleeting and a mania for the eternal.
The intellectual abstraction of the second (analytical, fh) period of Cubism was of great importance, however. By its aspirations to the eternal and its "concept of proportion inspired by the Classics" it revived the sense of craftsmanship concept in many Painters. And this perfectly coincided with another of my ambitions – which was to make, with paint, an object having the same perfection of craftsmanship that a cabinet-maker would put into a piece of furniture.
Minimal sculpture is composed of extremely simple, monumental geometric forms made of fibreglass , plastic , sheet metal, or aluminum , either left raw or solidly painted with bright industrial colours. Like the Painters , minimalist sculptors attempted to make their works totally objective, unexpressive, and non-referential.
Never had the critics been so violent as they were at that time. From which it became clear that these paintings – and I specify the names of the Painters who were, alone, the reluctant causes of all this frenzy: Jean Metzinger, Le Fauconnier, Fernand Léger, Robert Delaunay and myself – appeared as a threat to an order that everyone thought had been established forever.
Poets like Painters, thus unskill'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover every part, And hide with ornaments their want of art.Alexander Pope