6 quotes about painting

“The fight for life” by Eugène Delacroix ( photo author: jean louis mazieres . Source: flickr)

Art philosophy

6 quotes about painting

What vanity is painting, which attracts admiration by the resemblance of things, the originals of which we do not admire

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

For an artist, freedom is as essential as talent and intelligence.

Maxime Gorki (1868-1936)

“Melting Landscape “, by Mark Chadwick ( Photo author: Mark Chadwick . Source: flickr)

The novelty in painting does not consist in a subject as yet unseen, but in the good and new disposition and expression, and so of common and old, the subject becomes singular and new.

Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665)

There is no more popular art, because there are no more people.

André Malraux (1901-1976)

“Eliezer and Rebecca” (Detail), by Nicolas Poussin ( Photo source: commons.wikimedia)

I do neither Art for Art, nor Art against Art. I am for Art, but for art that has nothing to do with Art, because art has everything to do with life.

Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)

Painting is the longest and most difficult profession. He needs erudition like a composer, but he also needs performance like a violin.

Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)

“Bed” (detail), by Robert Rauschenberg (Photo author: Steven Zucker, Smarthistory co-founder . Source: flickr)

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