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Every song is like a painting.
Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained.
Maurice de Vlaminck
A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
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.
Through a painting we can see the whole world.
The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.
One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail.
I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.
Vincent Van Gogh
Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.
The dog, the rabbit and the hoop all feature in the painting, and take the place of the orrery.
The most difficult thing about painting is the self-discipline. When I finish a job, I give myself a few days, but then I have to discipline myself quite fiercely if I want to do some painting that's worthwhile. Otherwise, you're just doodling. It's much easier when you're just told what you have to do.
Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama.
J. M. Roberts
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.
The reason I play music is to touch people - for selfish reasons, as well. It feels good to make someone else feel something, whether it's a kiss, a painting, good idea or it's a song.
Painting completed my life.
Photography, painting or poetry - those are just extensions of me, how I perceive things; they are my way of communicating.
The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.
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
Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.
E. O. Wilson
Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
I was always most interested in drawing - most of my childhood drawings are black-and-white line work. And when I kind of abandoned comics, through college and art school, I was doing a lot of painting. But once I started doing comics again, everything else just fell by the wayside.
Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners.
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