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“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”
“I consciously choose the dog's path through life. I shall be poor; I shall be a painter...”
Vincent van Gogh
“I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it.”
“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”
“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.”
“Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things”
“Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?”
“Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it?”
“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun.”
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