painting Quotes

With abstract work, I never was quite sure what it was that felt right about the painting, but I did know that I responded to it and I liked whatever it was offering me.
tags: work right painting
— Kurt Wagner
I had stopped painting around 2000, which I guess was when the music thing started getting pretty busy. I just didn't have enough time to pursue it properly.
tags: time music painting
— Kurt Wagner
I was studying sculpture and painting and was working on a degree so I could become a teacher. I really liked teaching, and it was something I was pursuing when I got out of school.
tags: school teaching painting
— Kurt Wagner
I'm interested in that way we perceive things, and that was part of what I was getting into in painting - the idea of perception and how information goes through our heads and it comes out another way.
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— Kurt Wagner
What I would hope to do is painting, because I don't think I'm qualified for anything else. My last job would be babysitting, so I don't think Starbucks would even hire me.
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— Kristin Bauer van Straten
She looked up at the sky, now tinged with orange. "Please live. Talk, think, act. And sometimes listen to music..." She stopped briefly. "Look at paintings, allow yourself to be moved. Laugh a lot, and at times, cry. And if you find a wonderful girl, then you go for her, and love her.
tags: time live girls sky painting
— Koushun Takami
You don't need a framework. You need a painting, not a frame.
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— Klaus Kinski
The dog, the rabbit and the hoop all feature in the painting, and take the place of the orrery.
tags: dog painting
— Kit Williams
In the fairy tale the painting represents the here and now. The book is actually divided into five sections, through which the key character, the muse, leads us.
tags: character key book painting
— Kit Williams
I have always enjoyed drawing and painting but I don't always find the time to do much these days.
tags: time painting
— Kirsty Gallacher
You are not to think of painting as something separate from drawing.
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— Kimon Nicolaides
When we use numbers we are using symbols, and it is only when we transfer them to life that they become actualities. The same is true with drawing and painting. They are to be learned, not as rules, but as actualities. Then the rules become appropriate.
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— Kimon Nicolaides
All my album artwork is body painting.
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— Kimbra
Fashion, at modern time, was actually a way for women to go out in the world. There was one painting of a woman sitting at a café, drinking a beer by herself and kind of pretending to read but really watching people, that sort of thing. It fascinated me.
tags: fashion time people women world drinking read painting
— Kim Gordon
We are so fortunate, as Australians, to have among us the oldest continuing cultures in human history. Cultures that link our nation with deepest antiquity. We have Aboriginal rock art in the Kimberley that is as ancient as the great Palaeolithic cave paintings at Altamira and Lascaux in Europe.
tags: culture human painting
— Kevin Rudd
There's something immediate about the experience of reading a poem. It makes sense in my own mind, but I'm trying to figure out a way to articulate it... It's like looking at a painting: you're able to take in the totality of the work all at once, and so processing whatever information that painting is giving you is almost secondary to simply apprehending what's in front of you.
tags: work experience giving mind reading poem painting
— Kevin Powers
Try drawing or painting a scene you're working on. Often this will help free up you imagination.
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— Kevin Henkes
I still make paintings and use the figure; it's hard to do and hard to succeed. On some levels, because I am working with black figures and black pigment, it's even harder because I have to be more responsible for the image. I try to be really careful about the presence the figure projects.
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— Kerry James Marshall
I don't see those paintings as abstractions, especially because they are emblems of the inkblot. They aren't smashed together; they are constructed shape-by-shape, layer-by-layer, like any other picture.
tags: painting
— Kerry James Marshall
You have to love writing a song and architecture. You have to give it a form. It is my job to create a sonic landscape. I like to create ambiance and atmosphere. The writing is the intimate part of it. It is a sketch. The production is the whole painting.
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— Keren Ann
I don't consider myself to be a painter. I think of myself as someone who has used the medium of painting in an attempt to extend - give an extra dimension to - the medium of words. It happens very often my writing with a pen is interrupted with my writing with a brush - but I think of both as writing.
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— Kenneth Patchen
I think of painting without subject matter as music without words.
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— Kenneth Noland
I love painting and music, of course. I don't know nearly as much about them as I know about poetry. I've certainly been influenced by fiction. I was overwhelmed by War and Peace when I read it, and I didn't read it until I was in my late 20s.
tags: peace music war poetry read fiction painting
— Kenneth Koch
I don't trust painting. At least not in New York. Most painting here relies on formula and repetition, whoring itself to the market. There seems to be no risk and once a painter gets a strategy, very little exploration. As a result, I stopped thinking about painting. I prefer forms of art that are more market-resistant, more idea-based, more - for lack of a better word - risky.
tags: trust risk strategy thinking painting
— Kenneth Goldsmith
Few people can look at a painting longer than it takes to peel an orange and eat it.
tags: people painting
— Kenneth Clark
Subject becoming less relevant, each painting having a life of its own, each stroke leading to the next. It is more about the connection of body and spirit to canvas, over mind to canvas.
tags: body mind spirit painting
— Ken Gillespie
If I make a painting, it should be seen for what it's set out to do too. A lot of the things that I do, it's not all art. Some of it's design, some of it's illustration, some of it's graphics, some of it's concept, some of it's business and some of it, hopefully, is art.
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— Ken Done
Wherever you are in the world, there's always something about the Australian light. There's something about the sharpness of it, something about the clarity of it, something about the colours of Australia. And hopefully, something optimistic about Australian painting too.
tags: world clarity painting
— Ken Done
Without good drawing, the foundation of a painting will collapse.
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— Ken Danby
In painting, detail for the sake of itself is useless. It must have relevance to the whole.
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— Ken Danby
I must have the personal dialogue, the private time, with each painting in progress. I can't share it with anyone until it's done.
tags: time personal progress painting shares
— Ken Danby
My paintings don't simply represent what I see; they present viewers with what I want them to see.
tags: present painting
— Ken Danby
The Best of the artist's art, which will one day be in a Museum wall, the Painting that sets the artist apart of all other artist artists.
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— Kelly Miller
It's a completely different way of working when you have your own place for recording. It's like if you were a painter, and you do loads of painting, and you just pick which paintings you want to exhibit. It's a much nicer, freer way of making work; you're not limited to anything, and you can make these cool, weird little albums.
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— Kelly Jones
A good landscape painting is not just a demonstration of competent application of paint. It must offer a feeling of homage to the subject.
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— Keith Shackleton
Red is one of the strongest colors, it's blood, it has a power with the eye. That's why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well.... In fact I use red in all of my paintings.
tags: power eyes facts blood painting
— Keith Haring
If commercialization is putting my art on a shirt so that a kid who can't afford a $30,000 painting can buy one, then I'm all for it.
tags: painting kids
— Keith Haring
Like a Shakespearean sonnet that captures the very essence of love, or a painting that brings out the beauty of the human form that is far more than just skin deep, Euler's Equation reaches down into the very depths of existence.
tags: beauty human existence painting
— Keith Devlin
My problem is to bring together in a painting two seemingly conflicting, impossibly unmixable ideas. One is that the finished work shall evoke a sense of recognition, of the mysteriously familiar... the other is that in order to do the first I must deeply know my subject...
tags: work problem ideas painting
— Keith Crown
I love costume dramas, I love performing in them, because in a funny kind of way, you feel more free. You know about the period, you can read the books, you can see the paintings, but you've never actually going to know what it was like. You can kind of stretch those boundaries a bit.
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— Keira Knightley