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  • Leonardo Da Vinci
    Leonardo Da Vinci
    Italian painter, inventor and musician 1452-1519
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    A good painter is to paint two main things, men and the working of man's mind.
  • Caio Fonseca
    Caio Fonseca
    American painter 1959-
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    All my siblings became artists. One's a novelist, my brother is a painter, my sister was a costume designer.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome.
  • Arthur Boyd
    Arthur Boyd
    Australian painter 1920-1999
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    Art doesn't alter things. It points things out, but it doesn't alter them. It can't, no matter what a painter wants to do.
  • Bridget Riley
    Bridget Riley
    English painter 1931-
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    As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform. But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty, other things may come into play.
    Source: Bridget Riley: dialogues on art
  • Bill Evans
    Bill Evans
    American jazz pianist and composer 1929-1980
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    As the painter needs his framework of parchment, the improvising musical group needs its framework in time.
    Source: Kind of blue liner notes
  • Paul Klee
    Paul Klee
    Swiss artist 1879-1940
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    Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.
  • Bo Burnham
    Bo Burnham
    American comedian, musician, actor and poet 1990-
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    Comedy is the one absolutely self-aware art form. Actually, hip-hop's another one, I suppose. Because in your songs you're talking about how good a hip-hop artist you are. It's like a painter painting a panting of himself painting a painting.
  • Billy Collins
    Billy Collins
    American poet 1941-
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    Cummings' career as a writer - and a painter - was as wobbly as his love life. He tried his hand at playwriting, satirical essays, and even a dance scenario for Lincoln Kirsten.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Every good painter invents a new way of painting.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    Heads of state are notoriously ill prepared for their mature careers; think of Adolf Hitler (landscape painter), Ho Chi Minh (seaman), and our own Ronald Reagan.
  • Anne Stevenson
    Anne Stevenson
    American-British poet and writer 1933-2020
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    I think a poet, like a painter, should be a craftsperson.
  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham Lewis
    British painter and author 1882-1957
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    If the world would only build temples to Machinery in the abstract then everything would be perfect. The painter and sculptor would have plenty to do, and could, in complete peace and suitably honored, pursue their trade without further trouble.
  • Vincent Van Gogh
    Vincent Van Gogh
    Dutch Painter 1853-1890
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    If you hear a voice within you saying, ''You are not a painter,'' then by all means paint… and that voice will be silenced.
  • Sinclair Lewis
    Sinclair Lewis
    American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright 1885-1951
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    In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti, but in America the successful writer or picture-painter is indistinguishable from any other decent businessman.
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