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Great artists have no country. Alfred de Musset (1810 - 1857) French poet and playwright.



I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait. Salvador Dalí (1904 - 1989) Spanish surrealist painter. Diary of a Genius (Richard Howard (tr.)) ========================== I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) Spanish painter and sculptor.

========================== It doesn't hurt an artist to taste a bit of madness... Ayi Kwei Armah (1939 - ) Ghanaian writer and educator. Fragments ========================= Rejection, derision, poverty, failure, the constant struggle against one's own limitations these are the chief events in the lives of most great artists. Stephen Vizinczey (1933 - ) Hungarian-born British writer, editor, and broadcaster. Truth and Lies in Literature =============================

Esthetic . ============================== Art is ruled uniquely by the imagination.1962) U. and politician.1930) Russian poet and playwright. Benedetto Croce (1866 .1792) British painter and writer.1744) English courtier. André Malraux (1901 .1952) Italian philosopher. Les voix du silence ========================== Art is not a mirror to reflect the world. Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 . but a hammer with which to shape it. painter. Attributed to Eugene Speicher (1883 . Sarah Churchill (1660 . Discourse to the students of the Royal Academy =========================== A portrait is a picture in which there is something wrong with the mouth.For painters.S. Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893 .1976) French writer and statesman. =========================== Art is a revolt against fate. but they must be kept d own. historian. 1925?. poets and builders have very high flights. Letter to the Duchess of Bedford =========================== A mere copier of nature can never produce anything great.

S. it would never occur to me to do the Grand Canyon. caricaturist.' any more than I 'like. composer.S. He paints not what he sees. John Singer Sargent (1856 . but what he fe els.' I love or hate.1973) Spanish painter and sculptor. Letter to W.============================== Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.S. I never 'appreciate. these mandarins who 'appreciate' beauty. what he tells himself about what he has seen. Remark ============================= Painting is a blind man's profession. Arnold Schoenberg (1874 . Schlamm ============================ I've always been interested in the insanities of people rather than nature. Al Hirschfeld (1903 .2003) U. Pablo Picasso (1881 .1951) Austrian-born U. ============================== .1925) U. played by these connoisseurs .1973) Spanish painter and sculptor. What is beauty anyway? There's no such thing. ============================ I hate that aesthetic game of the eye and the mind. Referring to his caricatures. S. ============================ If it is art. Pablo Picasso (1881 . it is not for the masses. portrait painter.

Heretics ============================= The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.The artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.S. The New York Times Magazine. Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904 . G.1991) Polish-born U.1936) British writer and poet. K. Chesterton (1874 . Interview ============================== . writer.