„Sometimes I see it and then paint it. Other times I paint it and then see it. Both are impure situations, and I prefer neither. At every point in nature there is something to see. My work contains similar possibilities for the changing focus of the eye.“

—  Jasper Johns, Sixteen Americans, (1959) Dorothy C. Miller, Moma, New York, p. 22

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Stuart Davis photo

„I paint what I see in America, in other words I paint the American scene.“

—  Stuart Davis American painter 1892 - 1964
Cited in: Ian Chilvers, "Davis, Stuart," in: The Oxford Dictionary of Art, (2994). p. 195

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J.M.W. Turner photo

„My business is to paint what I see, not what I know is there.“

—  J.M.W. Turner British Romantic landscape painter, water-colourist, and printmaker 1775 - 1851
Turner, quoted in: Donald B. MacCulloch (1927) The Wondrous Isle of Staffa, p. 160 Alternative quote: My job is to paint what I see, not what I know As quoted in: George Seferis (1999) A Poet's Journal: Days of 1945-1951. p. 105

Arshile Gorky photo
Nikos Kazantzakis photo

„Do not say, "Draw the curtain that I may see the painting." The curtain is the painting.“

—  Nikos Kazantzakis Greek writer 1883 - 1957
Context: "I do not know whether behind appearances there lives and moves a secret essence superior to me. Nor do I ask; I do not care. I create phenomena in swarms, and paint with a full palette a gigantic and gaudy curtain before the abyss. Do not say, "Draw the curtain that I may see the painting." The curtain is the painting.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner photo

„I see possibilities for a whole new way of painting, in which planes are used more freely. Weaving and embroidery make this possible.“

—  Ernst Ludwig Kirchner German painter, sculptor, engraver and printmaker 1880 - 1938
variant of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 'Family – Ernst Ludwig Kirchner' https://www.stedelijk.nl/en/collection/8144-ernst-ludwig-kirchner-familie

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner photo

„I see the possibilities of a new kind of painting. With free surfaces, the goal I was always steering towards.“

—  Ernst Ludwig Kirchner German painter, sculptor, engraver and printmaker 1880 - 1938
In a letter, 1923; as quoted in Expressionism, ; Praeger Publishers, New York, 1973, p. 52

Pablo Picasso photo

„I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.“

—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973

„I have to paint fast on television because of the limited time, but I don't want people to see what I'm showing them as work, something to worry and fret over. This is supposed to be fun.“

—  Bob Ross American painter, art instructor, and television host 1942 - 1995
Judi Hunt (November 23, 1991) "Disciples of The Bob Ross Technique Find Joy in Learning They Can Paint", The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, p. C1.

Mark Tobey photo
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Barend Cornelis Koekkoek photo

„Beforehand I don't make any drawing of the object or objects which I want to paint on the canvas or panel.... but I start directly to situate the designed plan on the canvas - After having thoroughly sketched and thought over my composition, especially the arrangement of light and dark, I start to paint it broadly with oil-paint and try as much as possible to achieve the hue or the colouring, in which I want to see my landscape.... when it is definitely completed.“

—  Barend Cornelis Koekkoek painter from the Northern Netherlands 1803 - 1862
(original Dutch, citaat van B.C. Koekkoek:) Ik maak vooraf geene tekeningen van het voorwerp of de voorwerpen, die ik op het doek of paneel wil schilderen.. ..maar begin dadelijk het ontworpen plan op het doek te plaatsen – Na mijne compositie eerst behoorlijk geschetst en beredeneerd te hebben, voornamelijk de schikking van licht en donker, begin ik dezelve met olieverw breed te schilderen, zoveel trachtende de tint of het coloriet er in te brengen, in welke ik mijn landschap.. ..wil gezien hebben.. ..als het geheel afgeschilderd is. p. 98-99