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“He didn’t show us how to paint; he roused our imagination.” — Art of Quotation


“He didn’t set his pupils on the right road, he took them off it. He made them uneasy… .He didn’t show us how to paint; he roused our imagination.” — Henri Matisse regarding the painter Gustave Moreau, as quoted in “The Many Faces of Gustave Moreau” by Bennett Schiff in Smithsonian magazine (August 1999)

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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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