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“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.”
Vincent van Gogh
“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can”
“Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.”
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen”
Leonardo da Vinci
“Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.”
“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun.”
“I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.”
“One never knows what one is going to do. One starts a painting and then it becomes something quite different.”
“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”
“When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”
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