Painting Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Painting quotes and Painting sayings, and Painting proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk. "

"Comedy is the one absolutely self-aware art form. Actually, hip-hop’s another one, I suppose. Because in your songs you’re talking about how good a hip-hop artist you are. It’s like a painter painting a panting of himself painting a painting."

"Painting calmed the chaos that shook my soul."

"Painting does what we cannot do – it brings a three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional plane."

"Painting is the frozen evidence of a performance."

"Painting contains a divine force which… makes the dead seem almost alive."

"Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions to the order of the possible."

"For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh."

"One learns about painting by looking at and imitating other painters."

"Painting is the aesthetic side of the object but it has never been original, has never been its own goal."

"Painting becomes interesting when it becomes timeless."

"Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely with life and nature’s phenomena before it can again become great."

"In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false."

"Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things."

"The point of painting is not really deception or imitation."

"Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion."

"Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas."

"Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one’s sensations."

"A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires."

"Painting is by nature a luminous language."

"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."

"Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour."

"The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through."

"Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality."

"Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do."

"Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation."

"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."

"Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see."

"Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained."

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