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Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors - it's how you combine them that sets you apart.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
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
My room is dominated by the huge painting, which is a copy of 'The Violation' by the Belgian surrealist Paul Delvaux. The original was destroyed during the Blitz in 1940, and I commissioned an artist I know, Brigid Marlin, to make a copy from a photograph. I never stop looking at this painting and its mysterious and beautiful women.
J. G. Ballard
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
Vincent Van Gogh
Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see.
I don't like food that's too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.
Intuition is the key to everything, in painting, filmmaking, business - everything. I think you could have an intellectual ability, but if you can sharpen your intuition, which they say is emotion and intellect joining together, then a knowingness occurs.
When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art.
You can be creative in anything - in math, science, engineering, philosophy - as much as you can in music or in painting or in dance.
Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn't look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.
No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
You wind up creating from silence, like painting a picture on a blank canvas that could bring tears to somebody's eyes. As songwriters, our blank canvas is silence. Then we write a song from an idea that can change somebody's life. Songwriting is the closest thing to magic that we could ever experience. That's why I love songwriting.
My painting is visible images which conceal nothing... they evoke mystery and indeed when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question 'What does that mean'? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.
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?
Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained.
Maurice de Vlaminck
Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.
E. O. Wilson
John F. Kennedy
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