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“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen”
Leonardo da Vinci
“A ship is always referred to as she because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder”
Chester W. Nimitz
“Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.”
Vincent van Gogh
“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.”
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”
“Life obliges me to do something, so I paint”
“Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.”
“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.”
“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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