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Letter "P" » paintings
«I'm passionately involved in life: I love its change, its color, its movement. To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle.»
«As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings.»
«All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this -- as in other ways -- they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.»
Author: John Berger
, looking at
, One of Us
, other ways
, The photo
, The Records
«I paint paintings because I can't get the experience in any other way but there are many more experiences that are equally satisfying to me and equally inept at answering all my questions, but hover in exactitude in describing themselves and defying me to define their logic.»
Author: Julian Schnabel
«It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.»
«I don't very much enjoy looking at paintings in general. I know too much about them. I take them apart.»
«I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream»
«I don't own any of my own paintings because a Picasso original costs several thousand dollars -- it's a luxury I can't afford.»
«I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world»
«I can't change the fact that my paintings don't sell. But the time will come when people will recognize that they are worth more than the value of the paints used in the picture.»
Author: Vincent van Gogh
, paint a picture
, The Time