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Kazimir Malevich Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Kazimir Malevich.

Painting is the aesthetic side of the object but it has never been original,
has never been its own goal.
- Kazimir Malevich

Painters were also attorneys, happy storytellers of anecdote,
psychologists, botanists, zoologists,
archaeologists, engineers, but there were no creative painters.
- Kazimir Malevich

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

My painting does not come from the easel.
- Jackson Pollock

I am never going to have anything more to do
with politics or politicians.
When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely
to writing and painting.
- Winston Churchill

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Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

A good painting to me has always been like a friend.
It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
- Hedy Lamarr

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
- Salvador Dali

Painting is easy when you don't know how,
but very difficult when you do.
- Edgar Degas

I think of my peace paintings as one long poem,
with each painting being a single stanza.
- Robert Indiana

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
- Pablo Picasso

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

I felt I really wanted to back off from music completely
and just work within the visual arts in some way.
I started painting quite passionately at that time.
- David Bowie

If they were starting their careers today,
Rockwell and Picasso would probably both be painting on black velvet.
- Brad Holland

Now I'm a painter.
That was another opportunity I was able to pursue,
I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second
career because of my success in the movies.
- Tony Curtis

Now painting is different.
It's something recollected in tranquility.
- Jack Levine

No painting can tell the truth of a single instant;
no snapshot can do anything else.
- John A. Kouwenhoven

My aim in painting is to create pulsating,
luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light,
in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature.
- Hans Hofmann

I studied all about Gauguin.
He was a banker.
He was a banker who - he used to paint on Sundays.
And one day he hated himself for painting on Sundays.
- Anthony Quinn

Well, I've been painting for years.
I just started doing a lot more in the last couple.
- Robyn Hitchcock

Writing and Painting are the same for me.
- Peter Malkin

I'm very representational some of the time,
and a little all of the time.
But when you're painting out of your unconscious,
figures are bound to emerge.
- Jackson Pollock

The animation of the canvas is one of the hardest problems of painting.
- Alfred Sisley

Ah, lives of men!
When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture;
when misfortune comes -
A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
- Aeschylus

I think music has gone through a period of something very severe,
rather radical, rather the way painting did with cubism.
- Harrison Birtwistle

I don't believe in making pencil sketches and then
painting landscape in your studio.
You must be right under the sky.
- William Merritt Chase

This kind of painting with its large frames is a bourgeois drawing-room art.
It is an art dealer's art-and that came in after the
civil wars following the French Revolution.
- Edvard Munch

I want to give my compliments to Australia.
Ever since your government paid a few million dollars
for a Jackson Pollack painting,
I figure that it must be a marvellous country.
- Morton Feldman

Every song is like a painting.
- Dick Dale

Some people like to paint trees.
I like to paint love.
I find it more meaningful than painting trees.
- Robert Indiana

A painting means as much to you as a string of pearls to an ape.
- Paul Scofield

But I was in awe of the painters; I mean I was new in New York,
and I thought the painting that was going on here was just unbelievable.
- Robert Rauschenberg

Painting from nature is not copying the object;
it is realizing one's sensations.
- Paul Cezanne

A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
- Abraham Maslow

Painting's not important.
The important thing is keeping busy.
- Grandma Moses

Pollock also...
wanted one to be wrapped in the painting.
- Robert Rauschenberg

What is the use of good painting? We want a spell cast
upon the optical part of our existence!
We seldom really see the world, but when we do,
we become as still as a picture.
- Robert Musil

You know, face painting in non-Western cultures is a sign of collectivism,
is a sign of one representing the community,
it's not unique at all.
- Joseph Jarman

Coming out of college with a degree in fine arts and
painting isn't worth much any more.
- Dan Fogelberg

As a teenager I started painting and playing guitar.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

I hope to actually get back to painting someday...
soon.
I sort of transitioned into cartooning from painting.
- Max Cannon

The crucial discovery was made that,
in order to become painting,
the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.
- Andre Malraux

I felt I was painting with a Popsicle.
- Robert Merrill

My hobbies are painting, crafts, and I like golfing.
- Nancy Kerrigan

Through a painting we can see the whole world.
- Hans Hofmann

And I like the idea of change.
Because I don't see why we should hang a painting on
the wall and then just not think of it anymore because
it's there like a piece of furniture.
- Minoru Yamasaki

Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely
with life and nature's phenomena before it can again become great.
- Edward Hopper

In painting feathers, you want to create the look of feathers,
but if you try to paint all the feathers,
you have nothing but disaster.
- John O'Neill

Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.
- Michelangelo

There is no such thing as good painting about nothing.
- Mark Rothko

The goal is always to make a nice tableau painting with the voice.
The more color I can find, the more shadow I can find -
the goal is always to make more nuance and colors.
- Cecilia Bartoli

Painting constantly appeared to me as the one and only possible achievement.
- Max Beckmann

I'd asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions.
Finally one lady friend asked the right question,
'Well, what do you love most?' That's how I started painting money.
- Andy Warhol

I was worried in the '80s that the best abstract painting
had become obsessed with materiality,
and painterly gestures and materiality were up against the wall.
- Frank Stella

If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens.
- Grandma Moses

Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
- Vincent Van Gogh

It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.
- Albert Camus

Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.
- Georges Braque

So when I'm playing, I'm sort of painting a feeling in the air.
- Pharrell Williams

In America, the only truly popular art form is the movies.
Most people consider painting a hobby and literature,
schoolwork.
- Brad Holland

Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session
and instead study my Japanese books in the open.
- Gustav Klimt

Painting...
in which the inner and the outer man are inseparable,
transcends technique, transcends subject and moves
into the realm of the inevitable.
- Lee Krasner

I tried painting for a short time and realized that
I was not a child prodigy at painting.
- Kim Weston

One does a whole painting for one peach and people
think just the opposite -
that particular peach is but a detail.
- Pablo Picasso

To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now,
I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are
paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.
- Andre Malraux


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