Quotations Topic: Painters and Painting (21 Quotations)
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
Honore De Balzac
Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.
Miguel De Cervantes
A good painter is to paint two main things, men and the working of man's mind.
Leonardo Da Vinci
I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
Vincent Van Gogh
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
Vincent Van Gogh
Painting does not come from intelligence so much, as from sight and feeling and invention.
Sunlight is painting.
Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear.
I paint things as they are. I don't comment. I record.
Henri De Toulouse Lautrec
The best portraits are those in which there is a slight mixture of caricature.
Thomas B. Macaulay
What a strange vanity painting is; it attracts admiration by resembling the original, we do not admire.
I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
I've been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black.
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.
In old times men used their powers of painting to show the objects of faith, in later times they use the objects of faith to show their powers of painting.
Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
John Singer Sargent
Painting is silent poetry and poetry spoken, painting.
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