I felt like a painter, yet I couldn’t make paintings.” — Art of Quotation


“I thought, enough of this, I’m not an abstract painter, what the hell am I going to do? Should I get a job in a shoe store, sell real estate, or what? I was really depressed by the whole thing, because I felt like a painter, yet I couldn’t make paintings.” Ralph Goings, painter, photorealist […]

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“Painters never live to see exactly what they achieved.” — Art of Quotation


“Painters never live to see exactly what they achieved.” — Julian Barnes, from “Keeping an Eye Open. Essays on Art (Manet:In Black and White, page 76)”, English, writer, novelist “Even those who were on Manet’s side knew that you cannot have the arrival of something new without the death of something old.” page 74

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