„Painted using my penis instead of a brush. A short video of that performance will be sold with the painting.“
— Pricasso Australian painter 1949
Description of his portrait of Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard, his submission to the
— Henry Ward Beecher American clergyman and activist 1813 - 1887
„I don't think it was pain that made [Vincent Van Gogh] great - I think his painting brought him whatever happiness he had.“
— David Lynch American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor 1946
— Edouard Manet French painter 1832 - 1883
spoken to Claude Monet about Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1874), as quoted by John Rewald, The History of Impressionism, Vol.1 (1961).
— Jasper Johns American artist 1930
Quote from: Abstract Art, Anna Moszynska, Thames and Hudson 1990, p. 200
— Leopold Stokowski British conductor 1882 - 1977
Context: A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence. Addressing an audience at Carnegie Hall, as quoted in The New York Times (11 May 1967); often this is quoted without the humorous final sentence.