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    painting Quotes

    There's thieves among us Painting the walls All kinds of lies , and lies I never told it all
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: lies  painting 
    When someone has to do work for me, I lose my mind. I can't help it, I'm a bit of a control freak. I've always wanted something that would depict slow-moving paintings, stunning artwork that also incorporates movement. It was hard letting someone else create that vision for me, but I love it.
    — Zomby
    tags: work  control  help  mind  vision  painting 
    I'm very proud of my skin and my face, and I have no problem not wearing makeup. I don't wear makeup because I feel like I need to cover myself up or because I don't feel confident. I wear makeup because it's fun; it's like painting on my face.
    — Zendaya
    tags: problem  painting 
    Being in the studio, it's more of a controlled environment, where you can be Salvador Dali and sit back and look at the painting. And you can go, 'Ah, you know what? Maybe a little bit more red over here...maybe add some blue over here.' You can sit back and look at the painting.
    — Zakk Wylde
    The paintings have only ever been ways of exploring architecture. I don't see them as art.
    — Zaha Hadid
    tags: painting 
    People often ask me if I consider myself to be an architect, fashion designer, or artist. I'm an architect. The paintings I've done are very important to me, but they were part of a process of thinking and developing.
    — Zaha Hadid
    The painting develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives me the sense of complete liberty, and for this reason I am incapable of forming a plan or making a sketch beforehand.
    — Yves Tanguy
    The essential of painting is that 'something', that 'ethereal glue,' that 'intermediary product' which the artist exudes with all his creative being and which he has the power to place, to encrust, to impregnate into the pictorial matter of the painting.
    — Yves Klein
    I made the flames lick the surface of the painting in such a way that is recorded the spontaneous traces of the fire. But what is it that provokes in me this pursuit of the impression of fire? Why must I search for its traces?
    — Yves Klein
    tags: fire  painting 
    I arrived on earth in 1928. Born into a milieu of painters, I acquired my taste for painting with my mother's milk.
    — Yves Klein
    tags: earth  painting  mother 
    My paintings are only the ashes of my art
    — Yves Klein
    tags: painting 
    I am against the line and all its consequences: contours, forms, composition. All paintings of whatever sort, figurative or abstract, seem to me like prison windows in which the lines, precisely are the bars.
    — Yves Klein
    tags: prison  painting 
    Rays were blazing through the atmosphere of the earth, the horizon became bright orange, gradually passing into all the colors of the rainbow: from light blue to dark blue, to violet and then to black. What an indescribable gamut of colors! Just like the paintings of the artist Nicholas Roerich.
    — Yuri Gagarin
    tags: earth  dark  artist  painting  black 
    Man is driven to create; I know I really love to create things. And while I'm not good at painting, drawing, or music, I can write software.
    — Yukihiro Matsumoto
    tags: men  music  write  painting 
    It's a waste of time to think that if you colored a painting red what might have happened if you painted it black.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: time  painting  black 
    Imagine painting all the statues in the world in the color of the sky
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: world  sky  painting  imagine 
    Use your blood to paint. Keep painting until you faint. Keep painting until you die.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: die  blood  painting 
    Literature is painting, architecture, and music.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    The highly complex, almost mathematical, nature of music creates for it an ironclad protection against the microbes of dilletantism, which penetrate much more easily into the fields of painting, literature, and the theater.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    The literature of the immediate future will inevitably turn away from painting, whether respectably realistic or modern, and from daily life, whether old or the very latest and revolutionary, and turn to artistically realized philosophy.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    The art of the word is painting + architecture + music.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    tags: music  painting 
    Since childhood, I have been painting, for no special reason, numerous dots and nets, drawing from the hallucinations that seem to appear endlessly. I can't explain why if you ask me.
    — Yayoi Kusama
    My art originates from hallucinations only I can see. I translate the hallucinations and obsessional images that plague me into sculptures and paintings. All my works in pastels are the products of obsessional neurosis and are therefore inextricably connected to my disease. I create pieces even when I don't see hallucinations, though.
    — Yayoi Kusama
    tags: work  painting 
    I have been struggling with mental illness and emptiness throughout my life. Now I want people to understand my glorious quest for the truth. Working on paintings is a process toward my artistic creation. It is a new spiritual theme of my whole philosophy for pursuing the truth. Each painting represents a process in all of my art.
    — Yayoi Kusama
    Maybe vagueness has been good for me. The word means two different things in Tokyo and Osaka, you know. In Tokyo it means stupidity, but in Osaka they talk about vagueness in a painting and in a game of Go.
    — Yasunari Kawabata
    Music is like creating an emotional painting. The sounds are the colors.
    — Yanni
    Young kids are always singing and painting. When you get to that second and third grade level, you're supposed to put all that aside.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    tags: young  painting  kids 
    A thing is not what you say it is or what you photograph it to be or what you paint it to be or what you sculpt it to be. Words, photographs, paintings, and sculptures are symbols of what you see, think, and feel things to be, but they are not the things themselves.
    — Wynn Bullock
    tags: painting 
    (Canada) - the most parochial nationette on earth ... I have been living in this sanctimonious icebox ... painting portraits of the opulent Methodists of Toronto. Methodism and money in this city have produced a sort of hell of dullness.
    — Wyndham Lewis
    tags: living  earth  hell  painting  money 
    There is no standard way of using painting techniques.
    — Wu Guanzhong
    tags: painting  standard 
    If a painting contains no abstraction nor impressionistic elements, it is a kite that will never fly. But if the painting completely breaks the connection between human feeling and the object portrayed, the kite string has been broken. I try to keep the line unbroken.
    — Wu Guanzhong
    tags: human  broken  painting 
    I know this is a bit redundant, but it is really hard to explain just how loud Tiger Stadium is when you're standing on the field. The crowd is moving and swaying so much, and in so many directions, it makes the stands look blurry, like a pointillist painting.
    — Wright Thompson
    tags: painting 
    Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors - it's how you combine them that sets you apart.
    — Wolfgang Puck
    tags: song  writing  painting 
    The interesting thing is that in everyday life, I fail to see the most ordinary things. I often stumble and sometimes I even fall over. But when I draw or look at a painting, I go into a sort of overdrive and just see things differently than other people.
    — Wolfgang Beltracchi
    tags: people  painting  fail 
    You can't paint pictures of love. You can only imagine them. So I suppose I don't need a painting by another artist. I have enough of my own.
    — Wolfgang Beltracchi
    tags: artist  painting  imagine 
    Every philharmonic orchestra merely interprets the composer. My goal was to create new music by that composer. In doing so, I wanted to find the painter's creative center and become familiar with it, so that I could see through his eyes how his paintings came about and, of course, see the new picture I was painting through his eyes - before I even painted it.
    — Wolfgang Beltracchi
    tags: eyes  music  goal  creative  painting 
    Painting is a visceral experience, one loaded with subtle information. Only Cezanne could get away with a system.
    — Wolf Kahn
    I want the people looking at my work to feel a sense of all the possibilities of painting, and, through that, in life as a whole. When that happens, I feel I've accomplished something useful.
    — Wolf Kahn
    I'm always trying to get to a danger point in color, where color either becomes too sweet or it becomes too harsh, it becomes too noisy or too quiet, and at that point I still want the picture to be strong, forceful, and the carrier of everything that a painting has to have: contrast, drama, austerity.
    — Wolf Kahn
    tags: drama  strong  danger  painting 
    My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.
    — Wole Soyinka
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