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“Life obliges me to do something, so I paint”
“Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.”
“Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things”
“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.”
“I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it.”
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”
“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child”
“There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.”
“One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite -- that particular peach is but a detail.”
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