Quotes about Painters and painting

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I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.

A good painter is to paint two main things, men and the working of man's mind.
Painting is silent poetry and poetry spoken, painting.
I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.
Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.
If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
Painting does not come from intelligence so much, as from sight and feeling and invention.
I paint things as they are. I don't comment. I record.
Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear.
The best portraits are those in which there is a slight mixture of caricature.
What a strange vanity painting is; it attracts admiration by resembling the original, we do not admire.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
I've been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black.
Painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.
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.
Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.

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