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Sitting in the Oval Office, beneath a painting of George Washington, with a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. over his right shoulder and a bust of Abraham Lincoln over his left shoulder, Obama told 'National Journal' that the country's economic woes are deep and endemic.
Nature engenders the science of painting.
You can't work in the movies. Movies are all about lighting. Very few filmmakers will concentrate on the story. You get very little rehearsal time, so anything you do onscreen is a kind of speed painting.
A painting probably is the most shocking increase in value, from what it costs to make to what you sell it for.
I'm 38 years old and Limp Bizkit is just something I do. If I was a painter, it would just be a type of painting I make.
My mother was the most creative, fantastic person and would come up with great things for us to do. She'd buy art supplies and all of us would sit around painting. I was lucky.
Used to be, conservatives revered the Average American, that Norman Rockwell oil painting of diner food, humble faith, honest toil, and Capraesque virtue.
I started formal piano training when I was 4. From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons of every sort and description, and painting lessons. I had German. And shorthand.
Because I'm so busy and because I think of myself as a painter, I desperately guard the time that I have to paint. And sometimes I'm irresponsible to my career in order to paint. Because painting is obsessive. I forget to eat. I forget to sleep.
Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.
The painting develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives me the sense of complete liberty, and for this reason I am incapable of forming a plan or making a sketch beforehand.
Painting seems like some kind of peculiar miracle that I need to have again and again.
Painting and writing are solitary arts.
Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting.
I believe that the reason why I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective. There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality.
Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity.
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.
The artist himself is actually the subject in everything after, say, 1900. Eventually, art becomes so removed from the community that you have to know about the artist before you can even look at the painting, because there is a conceptual idea going on.
Gus Van Sant
The surrealists, and the modern movement in painting as a whole, seemed to offer a key to the strange postwar world with its threat of nuclear war. The dislocations and ambiguities, in cubism and abstract art as well as the surrealists, reminded me of my childhood in Shanghai.
J. G. Ballard
I'm a storyteller. I love to tell stories about brands. I love to tell stories, period. I like painting pictures through the words, and that's what I do.
I can tell really early on in a painting if I'm going to toss it or not.
Wrestling needs to be about the art form again. It needs to be about painting a picture and having a really good match.
The substance of painting is light.
I think people have to choose between living with contradictions or painting themselves into a corner. I have a lot of contradictions.
Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.
Giotto di Bondone
I'd like to think, that were he alive today, Warhol would be painting the Housewives.
Last year my boyfriend gave me a painting - a very personal one. I really prefer personal gifts or ones made by someone for me. Except diamonds. That's the exception to the rule.
A painting is a symbol for the universe. Inside it, each piece relates to the other. Each piece is only answerable to the rest of that little world. So, probably in the total universe, there is that kind of total harmony, but we get only little tastes of it.
It wouldn't be right for me to clown around when I'm painting a president.
After my divorce, painting took me out of panic mode and into a serene, calm place. I could absolutely lose myself.
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