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“I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it.”
“I consciously choose the dog's path through life. I shall be poor; I shall be a painter...”
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
“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.”
“Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things”
“One never knows what one is going to do. One starts a painting and then it becomes something quite different.”
“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.”
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen”
“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”
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