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A good painter is to paint two main things, men and the working of man's mind.
~ Leonardo Da Vinci

 

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Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear.
~ Joseph Joubert

 

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Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
~ John Singer Sargent

 

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Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.
~ Miguel De Cervantes

 

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I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
~ Salvador Dali

 

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I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
~ Vincent Van Gogh

 

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I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.
~ Pablo Picasso

 

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I paint things as they are. I don't comment. I record.
~ Henri De Toulouse Lautrec

 

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I've been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black.
~ Pierre Auguste Renoir

 

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If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
~ Honore De Balzac

 

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In old times men used their powers of painting to show the objects of faith, in later times they use the objects of faith to show their powers of painting.
~ John Ruskin

 

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Painting does not come from intelligence so much, as from sight and feeling and invention.
~ Hamerton

 

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Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
~ Vincent Van Gogh

 

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Painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.
~ Georges Rouault

 

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Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
~ Pablo Picasso

 

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Painting is silent poetry and poetry spoken, painting.
~ Simonides

 

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Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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Sunlight is painting.
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

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The best portraits are those in which there is a slight mixture of caricature.
~ Thomas B. Macaulay

 

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