I can not evolve any concrete theory about painting.
There are only two styles of portrait painting, the serious and the smirk.charles dickens
It was as if a veil had been torn suddenly away; I had understood, I had grasped what painting could be.Claude Monet
Every intelligent painter carries the whole culture of modern painting in his head?everything he paints is both an homage and a critique.Robert Motherwell
Ethics are no more a part of poetry than theyare of painting.wallace stevens
The pure, frank sentiments we hold in our hearts are the only truthful sources of art. A painting which does not take its inspiration from the heart is nothing more than futile juggling. All authentic art is conceived at a sacred moment and nourished in a blessed hour; an inner impulse creates it, often without the artist being aware of it.Caspar David Friedrich
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
The essential of painting is that something, that 'ethereal glue', that intermediary product which the artist secretes with all his creative being and which he has to place, to encrust, to impregnate into the pictorial stuff of the painting.yves klein
I strive to make my art bear the same relation to painting that polyphony bears to music. Illustrative music is a thing of the past: it has become abstract and purely aesthetic, dependent for its effect upon rhythm and form.
If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.Peter Shaffer
painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen.leonardo da vinci
It is not the subject which matters but the translation of the subject into the abstraction of the surface by means of painting. Therefore I hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already, so unreal that I can only make it real by means of painting.max beckmann
If a symbol should be discovered in a painting of mine, it was not my intention. It is a result I did not seek. It is something that may be found afterwards, and which can be interepreted according to taste.marc chagall
I have always been concerned with painting that simultaneously insists on a flat surface and then denies it.Helen Frankenthaler
I didn’t choose painting … It chose me. I didn’t have any talent. I just had genius.grace hartigan
There is something in painting which cannot be explained, and that something is the essential. You come to Nature with your theories, and she knocks them all flat.pierre-auguste renoir
What seems most significant to me about our movement is that we have freed painting from the importance of the subject. I am at liberty to paint flowers and call them flowers, without their needing to tell a story.pierre-auguste renoir
What life means to me is to put the content of Shelley into the form of Zola . The proletarian writer is a writer with a purpose; he thinks no more of "art for art's sake" than a man on a sinking ship thinks of painting a beautiful picture in the cabin; he thinks of getting ashore and then there will be time enough for art.upton sinclair
The tradition of portrait painting, to embellish or idealize the subject, remains the aim of everyday and of commercial photography, but it has had a much more limited career in photography considered as art. Generally speaking, the honors have gone to the Cordelias.Susan Sontag
I wanted to create a labyrinth which would somehow help to prevent a compositional idea from establishing itself all too quickly. I had the idea of working on all the walls pretty well at the same time,as if they were one large painting completely surrounding me. By constantly wandering in the labyrinth I sought to realise a form of “de-composition”
I was always aware, reading Chesterton , that there was someone writing this who rejoiced in words, who deployed them on the page as an artist deploys his paints upon his palette. Behind every Chesterton sentence there was someone painting with words, and it seemed to me that at the end of any particularly good sentence or any perfectly-put paradox, you could hear the author, somewhere behind the scenes, giggling with:;delight.
The form of my painting is the content.
God does not justify man on the ground of human learning; attainments in chemistry, anatomy, geology, botany, astronomy, or skill in sculpture and painting, these do not prepare a man to die.
painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made. (I try to act in the gap between the two)Robert Rauschenberg
painting with all its technicalities, difficulties, and peculiar ends, is nothing but a noble and expressive language, invaluable as the vehicle of thought, but by itself nothing.john ruskin