Munch on Painting

"No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love."

O'Keeffe on Painting

"So I said to myself-I'll paint what I see-what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking the time to look at it-I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers."

Pollock on Working on the Floor

"On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting."

Pollock on Good Painters

"Every good painter paints what he is."

Richter on Intent

"What I'm attempting in each picture is nothing other than this.. to bring together in a living and viable way, the most different and the most contradictory elements in the greatest possible freedom."

Rousseau on Nature

"Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see."

Cézanne on Emotion

"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art."

Cézanne on Painting

"Don't be an art critic, but paint, there lies salvation."

de Kooning on Ideas

"In art, one idea is as good as another. If one takes the idea of trembling, for instance, all of a sudden most art starts to tremble. Michelangelo starts to tremble. El Greco starts to tremble. All the Impressionists start to tremble."

Chagall on Talent

"My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive and my purse is empty, but they say I have talent."

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Goethe on Daily Life

"A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life."