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Funny Painting Quotes
Funny Quotes about Painting

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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

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


 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

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

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

I don't like food that's too carefully arranged;
it makes me think that the chef is spending too much
time arranging and not enough time cooking.
If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.
- Andy Rooney

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

I love painting.
- Heidi Klum

I've been trying to pick up painting but it's hard.
- George Eads

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

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

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

Language is much closer to film than painting is.
- Sergei Eisenstein

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

It is no use painting the foot of the tree white,
the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.
- Aime Cesaire

I had always loved expressionist painting,
like every European.
In fact I admired it all the more because these were
precisely the paintings despised by my father's generation.
- Georg Baselitz

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions
than anything else in the world.
- Edmond de Goncourt

The majority of my work is from life.
I spend most fine days from May to October painting outside.
- John Dyer

90% of every art form is garbage - dance and stand-up,
painting and music.
Focus on the 10% that's good, suck it up,
and drive on.
- Patton Oswalt

Painting is the representation of visible forms.
The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
- Gustave Courbet

Every milieu has something ridiculous about it -
film-making,
the music world, painting - because people who take
themselves seriously become funny pretty quickly.
- Rebecca Miller

Never invest in anything that eats or needs painting.
- Billy Rose

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

I found I have to stay painting.
- Alan Bean

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

If the weather is good I go into the nearby wood -
there I am painting a small beech forest (in the sun)
with a few conifers mixed in.
This takes until 8 'o clock.
- Gustav Klimt

Turning one's novel into a movie script is rather like
making a series of sketches for a painting that has
long ago been finished and framed.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I started formal piano training when I was 4.
From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons
of every sort and description,
and painting lessons.
I had German.
And shorthand.
- Twyla Tharp

In my experience a painting is not made with colors and paint at all.
I don't know what a painting is; who knows what sets
off even the desire to paint?
- Philip Guston

There are only two styles of portrait painting;
the serious and the smirk.
- Charles Dickens

Every song is like a painting.
- Dick Dale

Painting is a very difficult thing.
It absorbs the whole man, body and soul,
thus have I passed blindly many things which belong
to real and political life.
- Max Beckmann

Well, I don't think anyone now would say that they're
painting the state of the culture of America.
I think that's too grand and pompous a thing for anybody to claim.
- Donald Judd

I have never subscribed to the Dirty Pallet school of painting.
- Peter Wright

Remember that a painting - before it is a battle horse,
a nude model, or some anecdote - is essentially a flat
surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order.
- Maurice Denis

If people only knew as much about painting as I do,
they would never buy my pictures.
- Edwin Landseer

I dream a lot.
I do more painting when I'm not painting.
It's in the subconscious.
- Andrew Wyeth

People were very affected by the war.
But it didn't mean you stopped painting unless you
were called into the Army;
then you just couldn't paint.
But otherwise one continued.
- Lee Krasner

No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in
his head before painting it,
and is sure of his method and composition.
- Claude Monet

A painting is finished when the subject comes back,
when what has caused the painting to be made comes back as an object.
- Howard Hodgkin

The greatest advances of civilization,
whether in architecture or painting,
in science and literature,
in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
- Milton Friedman

I sometimes use a lot of light greens and greys when
I feel there is sadness in the painting.
- Robert Ryan

Last year my boyfriend gave me a painting -
a very personal one.
I really prefer personal gifts or ones made by someone for me.
Except diamonds.
That's the exception to the rule.
- Minnie Driver

The key is in remaining just aloof enough from a painting
so that you know when to stop.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting,
what will suit me and what won't.
- Lucian Freud

In the middle 1940s...
I heard everyone live.
Painting, the theater; everything was happening.
It was an exciting time when New York was the place to be.
- Bill Dixon

Look at any inspired painting.
It's like a gong sounding; it puts you in a state of reverberation.
- Philip Guston

Painting does what we cannot do - it brings a three-dimensional
world into a two-dimensional plane.
- Chuck Jones

When superstition is allowed to perform the task of
old age in dulling the human temperament,
we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry,
in painting, and in music.
- Denis Diderot

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

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

Sunlight is painting.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

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

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

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay,
or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Landscape is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis
are to the American novel.
- Robert Hughes

No one blames themselves if they don't understand a cartoon,
as they might with a painting or "real" art;
they simply think it's a bad cartoon.
- Chris Ware

I don't like painting flowers in my music.
I like painting guts and pain.
- Jonathan Davis

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


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