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Pictures must not be too picturesque. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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. (Quote by - John Ruskin)

Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend. (Quote by - John Singer Sargent)

There are certain things in which mediocrity is intolerable: poetry, music, painting, public eloquence. What torture it is to hear a frigid speech being pompously declaimed, or second-rate verse spoken with all a bad poet's bombast! (Quote by - Jean De La Bruyere)

A flattering painter, who made it his care To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are. (Quote by - Oliver Goldsmith)

There's a Chinese proverb that says it all: Painting is an old man's art. (Quote by - David Hockney)

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. (Quote by - Corita Kent)

He best can paint them who shall feel them most. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Paint me as I am, said Cromwell, "Rough with age and gashed with wars; Show my visage as you find it, Less than truth my soul abhors." (Quote by - James Thomas Fields)

If they were starting their careers today, Rockwell and Picasso would probably both be painting on black velvet. (Quote by - Brad Holland)

I have always loved drawing and painting and art was something I loved to do when younger (Quote by - Jerome Friedman)

If it is the love of that which your work represents--if, being a landscape painter, it is love of hills and trees that moves you--if, being a figure painter, it is love of human beauty, and human soul that moves you--if, being a flower or animal painter, it is love, and wonder, and delight in petal and in limb that move you, then the Spirit is upon you, and the earth is yours, and the fullness thereof. (Quote by - John Ruskin)

Thirst will parch your tongue and your body will waste through lack of sleep ere you can describe in words that which painting instantly sets before the eye (Quote by - Leonardo Da Vinci)

I only feel, but want the power to paint. (Quote by - Juvenal)

A Test match is like a painting. A one day match is like a Rolf Harris painting. (Quote by - Ian Chappell)

If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush... (Quote by - Dawn French)

Painting is a form of profound creative release. (Quote by - Jan Van Eyck)

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world. (Quote by - Edmond De Goncourt)

The temple of art is built of words. Painting and sculpture and music are but the blazon of its windows, borrowing all their significance from the light, and suggestive only of the temple's uses (Quote by - Josiah Gilbert Holland)

Paint me as I am. If you leave out the scars and wrinkles, I will not pay you a shilling. (Quote by - Oliver Cromwell)

If they could forget for a moment the correggiosity of Correggio and the learned babble of the sale-room and varnishing Auctioneer. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour. (Quote by - Giotto Di Bondone)

When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music. (Quote by - Denis Diderot)

Well, something must be done for May, The time is drawing nigh-- To figure in the Catalogue, And woo the public eye. Something I must invent and paint; But oh my wit is not Like one of those kind substantives That answer Who and What? (Quote by - Thomas Hood)

The picture that approaches sculpture nearest Is the best picture. (Quote by - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)


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