Painting Quotes

Most popular painting quotes

Like a guide dog, paintings help you see.
Soul is as necessary in a painting as body.
As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight.
Painting is the intermediate somewhat between a thought and a thing.
Painting is only a bridge linking the painter's mind with that of the viewer.
In painting as in eloquence, the greater your strength, the quieter your manner.


A painting is like a man.  If you can live without it, then there isn't much point in having it.
Painting is not made to decorate apartments.  It's an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.
It isn't enough to have the eyes of a gazelle . . . you also need the claws of a cat in order to capture your bird alive and play with it before you eat it, and so join its life to yours. This is the mystery of painting.
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.

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