„I paint flowers so they will not die.“

Frida Kahlo photo
Frida Kahlo22
Pintora mexicana 1907 - 1954

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir photo

„What seems most significant to me about our movement is that we have freed painting from the importance of the subject. I am at liberty to paint flowers and call them flowers, without their needing to tell a story.“

—  Pierre-Auguste Renoir French painter and sculptor 1841 - 1919
undated quotes, Quoted in: Charles Altieri (1989) Painterly Abstraction in Modernist American Poetry, p. 169: Talking about the movement of Impressionism.

Reginald Heber photo

„When Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.“

—  Reginald Heber English clergyman 1783 - 1826
Hymn for Seventh Sunday after Trinity; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 746.

Georgia O'Keeffe photo
Emil Nolde photo

„It was in mid-summer [1906]. The colors of the flowers attracted me irresistibly and almost sudden I was painting. My first small gardens paintings were born.“

—  Emil Nolde German artist 1867 - 1956
1900 - 1920, Quote of Nolde, 1906 in Jahre der Kämpfe (The years of struggles); as cited by Francesco Mazzaferro in 'The Diaries of Paul Klee' - Part Three: Klee as a Secessionist and a Neo-Impressionist Artist http://letteraturaartistica.blogspot.nl/2015/05/paul-klee-ev.html

Georgia O'Keeffe photo

„I hate flowers — I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move!“

—  Georgia O'Keeffe American artist 1887 - 1986
1980s, quote in Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe, Laurie Lisle, Viking Press, New York, 1981, p. 180

„Even flowers, to exhale their perfume, must die a little.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Voces (1943), Hasta las flores, para emanar sus perfumes, han menester morirse un poco.

Bram van Velde photo
Claude Monet photo

„Nothing in the whole world is of interest to me but my painting and my flowers.“

—  Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926
1900 - 1920, his remark, shortly after the death of his second wife Alice in 1911; as quoted in: K.E. Sullivan Monet: Discovering Art, Brockhampton press, London (2004), p. 76

Yoko Ono photo
Giorgio Morandi photo
Henry Miller photo
Giorgio Morandi photo

„.. before I die I should like to bring two paintings to completion. What matters is to touch the limit, the essence of things.“

—  Giorgio Morandi Italian painter 1890 - 1964
1925 - 1945, in an interview, Sept. 1939; as quoted in Morandi 1894 – 1964, ed: M. C. Bandera & R. Miracco, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, 2008; p. 44

Saki photo

„To die before being painted by Sargent is to go to Heaven prematurely.“

—  Saki British writer 1870 - 1916
Reginald (1904), "Reginald on the Academy"

Jackson Pollock photo
Edward Abbey photo

„I hold no preference among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.“

—  Edward Abbey, livro Desert Solitaire
Desert Solitaire (1968), Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant! "Cliffrose and Bayonets", p. 25

Pierre-Auguste Renoir photo

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