„I wanted to paint a picture some day that people would stand before and forget that it was made of paint. I wanted it to creep into them like a bar of music and mushroom there like a soft bullet.“

—  O. Henry

Fonte: The Complete Works of O. Henry

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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1862 - 1910

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„I wanted to paint a picture,
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—  Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967

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—  Norman Rockwell Armatian 1894 - 1978

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„People will keep on taking them for theorists, when all they wanted was to paint in gay, bright colours, like the old masters.“

—  Pierre-Auguste Renoir French painter and sculptor 1841 - 1919

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„The reason I'm painting this way is that I want to be a machine, and I feel that whatever I do and do machine-like is what I want to do.“

—  Andy Warhol American artist 1928 - 1987

'What is Pop Art? Answers from 8 Painters', Part 1, G. R. Swenson, in Art News 62, November 1963
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—  Marc Chagall French artist and painter 1887 - 1985

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—  David Hockney British artist 1937

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