„He dressed up like a clown for them
With his face paint white and red.
And on his best behavior
In a dark room on the bed,
He kissed them all.“

—  Sufjan Stevens, Lyrics, Illinois (2005)

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„Father was a beautiful person, Otherwise I couldn't have paint him like that [Jopie points to the portrait of his father in the living-room, hanging next to his mother's]. Painted in seven hours. On a Saturday. About three months before my mother had died. Three times [during the painting-session] he stood up: 'Are you getting ready, finally?' The way I am talking about them is just how you see them here. He was a skipper of mud, afterwards a farmer.“

—  Jopie Huisman Dutch painter 1922 - 2000
translation, Fons Heijnsbroek, 2018 version in original Dutch / citaat van Jopie Huisman, in het Nederlands: Vader was ook een juweel van een mannetje. Anders kun je 'm toch ook niet zo schilderen. [Jopie wijst naar het portret van zijn vader dat in de huiskamer hangt, naast dat van zijn moeder] In zeven uren gemaakt. Op een zaterdag. Toen was m'n moeder een maand of drie dood. Drie keer is ie overeind geweest: 'Ben je al 'ns een keer klaar?' Zoals ik over ze praat, zo zie je ze daar hangen. Het was een modderschippertje, later boer.

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Eugene Field photo
Naomi Novik photo
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Ingmar Bergman photo
Karel Appel photo

„.. at least fifty [gouaches painted in complete dark], one after another. Then I made a light, a candle, and I picked them up and turned them around, as I couldn't see a top or a bottom. I finished them off as I felt fit, a bit more white or a red spot [in his studio in Amsterdam, in 1947“

—  Karel Appel Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet 1921 - 2006
Quote from a talk in 1990 with Rudi Fuchs; in 'Appel, about growing older'; as quoted by Frank van der Ploeg, in 'The Low Countries'. Jaargang 12(2004) http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/_low001200401_01/_low001200401_01_0027.php

Kunti photo
Richelle Mead photo
Letitia Elizabeth Landon photo
Diana Gabaldon photo
Karel Appel photo
Edouard Manet photo

„He has no talent at all, that boy! You, who are his friend, tell him please to give up painting.“

—  Edouard Manet French painter 1832 - 1883
1850 - 1875, spoken to Claude Monet about Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1874), as quoted by John Rewald, The History of Impressionism, Vol.1 (1961).

Fritz Leiber photo
Homér photo

„He kissed his son, and a tear fell from his cheek on to the ground, for he had restrained all tears till now.“

—  Homér, The Odyssey (Cowper)
Odyssey (c. 725 BC), Υἱὸν κύσε, κὰδ δὲ παρειῶν δάκρυον ἧκε χαμᾶζε· πάρος δ' ἔχε νωλεμὲς αἰεί. XVI. 190–191 (tr. Samuel Butler).

Francesca Lia Block photo
Ellsworth Kelly photo
Cassandra Clare photo

„Through them [his paintings] I breathe again.“

—  Clyfford Still American artist 1904 - 1980
1950s, Clyfford Still (1950) as quoted in Abstract Expressionism, Davind Anfam, Thames and Hudson Ltd London, 1990, p. 145 : Statement for his 1950 show about his paintings

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