„There must be no more pictures covered in brown sauce [c. 1880, when Munch started to paint series of landscapes in fresh colors]“

—  Edvard Munch, after 1930, a written note; as quoted in Edvard Much – behind the scream, Sue Prideaux; Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2007, p. 41
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Edvard Munch
1863 - 1944

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„Like the postcard collages, the colors are shapes in a landscape. In this case [his collage 'Napoleon at Würtsburg'] it is a painting of a landscape, not a photo as in the postcards [collages], and therefore a contrast of the traditional painting and a presentation of literal space on top of depicted space.“

—  Ellsworth Kelly American painter, sculptor, and printmaker 1923 - 2015
1981 - 2008, In: 'Kelly in conversation, summers 1985 and 1986'; ed. Diane Upright, "Ellsworth Kelly: Works on Paper", Harry N. Inc., Publishers, New York, in association with the Fort Worth Art Museum, New York, 1987 p. 21

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„.. it [his watercolor 'New Flower' ['Het Bloempje', 1880] is one of those pictures, I did my best to finish it highly, as the story is nice and pleasant [where] other pictures may be more necessarily rough or strong being paint in an other mood. But this new flower needed a tender hand and conspicuous attention for details.“

—  Jozef Israëls Dutch painter 1824 - 1911
Quotes of Jozef Israels, after 1900, Quote from his letter, 23 Nov 1906, to E.D. Libbey in Toledo (TMA); as cited in Jozef Israëls, 1824 – 1911, ed. Dieuwertje Dekkers; Waanders, Zwolle 1999, p. 306 E.D. Libbey was one of the initiators of the Toledo-museum; the watercolor was in his private collection till 1925

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„My paintings [c. 1907] were aglow with colors and so my soul was contended with them.“

—  Alexej von Jawlensky Russian painter 1864 - 1941
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„Painting is a science and should be pursued as an inquiry into the laws of nature. Why, then, may not a landscape be considered as a branch of natural philosophy, of which pictures are but experiments?“

—  John Constable English Romantic painter 1776 - 1837
1830s, his lectures History of Landscape Painting (1836), Quote from 'The History of Landscape Painting,' fourth lecture, Royal Institution (16 June 1836), from John Constable's Discourses, ed. R.B. Beckett, (Ipswich, Suffolk Records Society, 1970), p. 69.

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„I was certain that they [ Poussin's paintings which Marquet copied frequently in the 1880's] would never bore me.“

—  Albert Marquet French artist 1875 - 1947
as quoted by Mikhail Guerman, in Albert Marquet – The Paradox of Time, Parkstone Aurora Publishers, Bournemouth England, 1995, p. 11

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