„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
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1862 - 1910

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„I painted like that because I wanted to get through to something new - a kind of painting that was my own.“

—  Georges Seurat French painter 1859 - 1891
quote from Seurat, John Russell; Thames & Hudson, London 1965 ISBN 0-500-20032-7

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Willem de Kooning photo
Suman Pokhrel photo

„I wanted to paint a picture,
in indelible print, across
the canvass of my heart.“

—  Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967
<span class="plainlinks"> The Tajmahal and my Love http://www.best-poems.net/love_poems/the_taj_mahal_amp_my_love.html/</span>

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Norman Rockwell photo

„The View of life I communicate in my pictures excludes the sordid and the ugly. I paint life as I would like it to be.“

—  Norman Rockwell Armatian 1894 - 1978
Somebody once said that I paint the kind of girls your mother would want you to marry. Norman Rockwell, My Adventures As An Illustrator : An Autobiography (1979), p 24

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir photo

„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
p. 64 : Renoir's remark to Vollard referring to the Impressionist artists's Monet, Sisley and Pissarro.

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Andy Warhol photo

„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

Edvard Munch photo
Marc Chagall photo

„I know I must live in France, but I don't want to cut myself off from America. France is a picture already painted. America still has to be painted. Maybe that's why I feel freer there. But when I work in America, it's like shouting in a forest. There's no echo.“

—  Marc Chagall French artist and painter 1887 - 1985
as quoted by Joseph A. Harriss, in 'The Elusive Marc Chagall', - the 'Smithsonian Magazine', December 2003 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-elusive-marc-chagall-95114921/

Oskar Kokoschka photo
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