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“I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream”
Vincent van Gogh
“The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.”
Leonardo da Vinci
“Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.”
“Most of our modern portrait painters are doomed to absolute oblivion. They never paint what they see. They paint what the public sees, and the public never sees anything.”
“Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?”
“It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.”
“I consciously choose the dog's path through life. I shall be poor; I shall be a painter...”
“I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it.”
“I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create”
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”
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