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I wasnt a good student, I  wasnt an athlete, and Ithink that helped focus me      early in my life.       -Chuck Close
Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should  somehow be able to effect ma...
When I paint, the searoars. The others splash   about in the bath.     -Salvador Dali
What counts most is  finding new ways to getthe world down in paint on       my own terms.            -Michelangelo
I think about my workevery minute of the day.  -Jeff Koons
The job of the artist isalways to deepen the      mystery.   -Francis Bacon
The Louvre is the book inwhich we learn to read.         -Paul Cezanne
I always feel attackedwhen Im asked about my        painting.       -Georges Baselitz
I start a picture and I  finish it. I dont thinkabout art while I work. I try to think about life.     -Jean Michel Basquiat
Will God or someone else give me the strength to breathe the breath of prayer and mourninginto my paintings, the breath of...
Ive always thought thatproblem solving is highly   overrated and that problem creation is far    more interesting.     -Ch...
The habit of ignoring Nature isdeeply implanted in our times.  This attitude reminds me of people who never look you inthe...
Where the spirit doesnot work with the handthere is no art.    -Leonardo Di Vinci
My hands were too soft.. I hadto find some special occupation, some kind of work that wouldnot force me to turn away from ...
I paint for myself. I don’tknow how to do anythingelse, anyway. Also I have  to earn my living, and      occupy myself.   ...
A work of art which didnot begin in emotion is not            art.               -Paul Cezanne
My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive  and my purse is empty,but they say I have talent.       -Marc Chagall
What counts most is  finding new ways to getthe world down in paint on       my own terms.        -Georges Baselitz
But perhaps my art is theart of a lunatic, I thought,mere glittering quicksilver,  a blue soul breaking in    upon my pict...
All artists are vain, they long to   be recognized and to leave  something to posterity. They  want to be loved, and at th...
Inspiration is highly overrated.  If you sit around and wait forthe clouds to part, its not liableto ever happen. More oft...
Great art is the outwardexpression of an inner life      in the artist.       -Edward Hopper
I never paint dreams ornightmares. I paint my      own reality.   -Frida Kahlo
A good painter has two main objects  to paint, man and the intention of   his soul. The former is easy, the latter hard as...
Im always trying to create work that doesnt make viewers feel theyre being spoken down to,      so that they feel open    ...
Drawing is the honesty of   the art. There is nopossibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.    -Salvador Dali
I think a painter looking ata painting sees the image, but they also see how the  image was constructed.    -Chuck Close
The only thing I know is that Ipaint because I need to, and Ipaint whatever passes through  my head without any other     ...
You know the worst thing is freedom. Freedom ofany kind is the worst for        creativity.      -Salvador Dali
If I could say it in wordsthere would be no reason          to paint.   -Edward Hopper
People love mystery, andthat is why they love my        paintings.      -Salvador Dali
I myself do nothing. TheHoly Spirit accomplishes    all through me.     -William Blake
Art is either plagiarism or        revolution.    -Paul Gauguin
Look at any inspired painting. Its like a gongsounding; it puts you in a  state of reverberation.      -Philip Guston
Those who do not want toimitate anything, produce         nothing.      -Salvador Dali
No amount of skillfulinvention can replace the   essential element of       imagination.         -Edward Hopper
I paint self-portraits because I am so oftenalone, because I am the  person I know best.   -Frida Kahlo
An empty canvas is aliving wonder.. far lovelier   than certain pictures.       -Wassily Kandinsky
I try to be a truthful artist and I try to show a level of courage. I enjoy that.     Im a messenger.       -Jeff Koons
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  1. 1. I wasnt a good student, I wasnt an athlete, and Ithink that helped focus me early in my life. -Chuck Close
  2. 2. Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to effect mankind, to make the word a better place. -Jeff Koons
  3. 3. When I paint, the searoars. The others splash about in the bath. -Salvador Dali
  4. 4. What counts most is finding new ways to getthe world down in paint on my own terms. -Michelangelo
  5. 5. I think about my workevery minute of the day. -Jeff Koons
  6. 6. The job of the artist isalways to deepen the mystery. -Francis Bacon
  7. 7. The Louvre is the book inwhich we learn to read. -Paul Cezanne
  8. 8. I always feel attackedwhen Im asked about my painting. -Georges Baselitz
  9. 9. I start a picture and I finish it. I dont thinkabout art while I work. I try to think about life. -Jean Michel Basquiat
  10. 10. Will God or someone else give me the strength to breathe the breath of prayer and mourninginto my paintings, the breath of prayer for redemption and resurrection? -Marc Chagall
  11. 11. Ive always thought thatproblem solving is highly overrated and that problem creation is far more interesting. -Chuck Close
  12. 12. The habit of ignoring Nature isdeeply implanted in our times. This attitude reminds me of people who never look you inthe ye; I find them disturbingand always have to look away. -Marc Chagall
  13. 13. Where the spirit doesnot work with the handthere is no art. -Leonardo Di Vinci
  14. 14. My hands were too soft.. I hadto find some special occupation, some kind of work that wouldnot force me to turn away from the sky and the stars, that would allow me to discover the meaning of life. -Marc Chagall
  15. 15. I paint for myself. I don’tknow how to do anythingelse, anyway. Also I have to earn my living, and occupy myself. -Francis Bacon
  16. 16. A work of art which didnot begin in emotion is not art. -Paul Cezanne
  17. 17. My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive and my purse is empty,but they say I have talent. -Marc Chagall
  18. 18. What counts most is finding new ways to getthe world down in paint on my own terms. -Georges Baselitz
  19. 19. But perhaps my art is theart of a lunatic, I thought,mere glittering quicksilver, a blue soul breaking in upon my pictures. -Marc Chagall
  20. 20. All artists are vain, they long to be recognized and to leave something to posterity. They want to be loved, and at thesame time they want to be free. But nobody is free. -Francis Bacon
  21. 21. Inspiration is highly overrated. If you sit around and wait forthe clouds to part, its not liableto ever happen. More often than not work is salvation. -Chuck Close
  22. 22. Great art is the outwardexpression of an inner life in the artist. -Edward Hopper
  23. 23. I never paint dreams ornightmares. I paint my own reality. -Frida Kahlo
  24. 24. A good painter has two main objects to paint, man and the intention of his soul. The former is easy, the latter hard as he has to represent itby the attitude and movement of the limbs. -Leonardo Di Vinci
  25. 25. Im always trying to create work that doesnt make viewers feel theyre being spoken down to, so that they feel open participation. -Jeff Koons
  26. 26. Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is nopossibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. -Salvador Dali
  27. 27. I think a painter looking ata painting sees the image, but they also see how the image was constructed. -Chuck Close
  28. 28. The only thing I know is that Ipaint because I need to, and Ipaint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration. -Frida Kahlo
  29. 29. You know the worst thing is freedom. Freedom ofany kind is the worst for creativity. -Salvador Dali
  30. 30. If I could say it in wordsthere would be no reason to paint. -Edward Hopper
  31. 31. People love mystery, andthat is why they love my paintings. -Salvador Dali
  32. 32. I myself do nothing. TheHoly Spirit accomplishes all through me. -William Blake
  33. 33. Art is either plagiarism or revolution. -Paul Gauguin
  34. 34. Look at any inspired painting. Its like a gongsounding; it puts you in a state of reverberation. -Philip Guston
  35. 35. Those who do not want toimitate anything, produce nothing. -Salvador Dali
  36. 36. No amount of skillfulinvention can replace the essential element of imagination. -Edward Hopper
  37. 37. I paint self-portraits because I am so oftenalone, because I am the person I know best. -Frida Kahlo
  38. 38. An empty canvas is aliving wonder.. far lovelier than certain pictures. -Wassily Kandinsky
  39. 39. I try to be a truthful artist and I try to show a level of courage. I enjoy that. Im a messenger. -Jeff Koons
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