James Whistler “Quotes”
An artist’s career always begins tomorrow.

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.

James Whistler Biography
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American-born, British-based artist… His most famous painting is the iconic Whistler’s Mother, the revered and oft parodied portrait of motherhood.

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Frank Stella “Quotes”
I don’t know how I got into sculpture. I liked its physicality, that’s the only reason.

You can’t shake your own sensibility. No matter what the concept is, the artist’s eye decides when it’s right.. which is a notion of sensibility.

I don’t like a lot of the stuff that goes on in the art world, but it’s hard to be old and like what goes on around you.

The whole idea of making art is to be open, to be generous, and absorb the viewer and absorb yourself, to let them go into it. I have to go into all those places in order to make it work.

The paintings got sculptural because the forms got more complicated. I’ve learned to weave in and out.

I know what I want, but it’s physically beyond me now. I can work on what I can handle. It’s a playoff between the object and my physical limits.

I don’t like to say I have given my life to art. I prefer to say art has given me my life.

The idea that they know what minimalism is is absurd. I don’t know what minimalism is!

People say that the paintings are always big because they’re striving for effect, but they’re also big so that I don’t trip over myself, so that I have room to work, and people can come in and be comfortable.

Abstract paintings must be as real as those created by the sixteenth century Italians.

I hate to say this.. it’s made to order. Then, I disorder it a little bit or, I should say, I reorder it. I wouldn’t be so presumptuous to claim that I had the ability to disorder it. I wish I did.

Time is what you have left.. you just march with it and use it the best you can.

Frank Stella Biography
Frank Stella (born May 12, 1936) is an American painter and printmaker. He is a significant figure in minimalism and post-painterly abstraction.

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Georgia O’Keeffe “Quotes”
So I said to myself, I’ll paint what I see-what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking the time to look at it-I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.

Objective painting is not good painting unless it is good in the abstract sense. A hill or tree cannot make a good painting just because it is a hill or tree. It is lines and colors put together so that they may say something.

I don’t very much enjoy looking at paintings in general. I know too much about them. I take them apart.

Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way.. things I had no words for.

To create one’s own world in any of the arts takes courage.

Georgia O’Keeffe Biography
Georgia Totto O’Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. Born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Georgia O’Keeffe has been a major figure in American art since the 1920s. She received widespread recognition for her technical contributions, as well as for challenging the boundaries of modern American artistic style.

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Edvard Munch “Quotes”
My whole life has been spent walking by the side of a bottomless chasm, jumping from stone to stone. Somtimes I try to leave my narrow path and join the swirling mainstream of life, but I always find myself drawn inexorably back towards the chasm’s edge, and there I shall walk until the day I finally fall into the abyss. For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art. Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.

In my art I have tried to explain to myself life and its meaning. I have also tried to help others to clarify their lives.

The camera will never compete with the brush and palette until such time as photography can be taken to Heaven or Hell.

No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.

Edvard Munch Biography
Edvard Munch (12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944) was a Norwegian Symbolist painter, printmaker and an important forerunner of expressionistic art. His best-known composition, The Scream is part of a series The Frieze of Life, in which Munch explored the themes of life, love, fear, death, and melancholy.

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Joan Miro “Quotes”
I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.

I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity with the minimum of means. It is this which has led me to give my painting a character of even greater bareness.

Throughout the time in which I am working on a canvas I can feel how I am beginning to love it, with that love which is born of slow comprehension.

My characters have undergone the same process of simplification as the colors. Now that they have been simplified, they appear more human and alive than if they had been represented in all their details.

What I am looking for.. is an immobile movement, something which would be the equivalent of what is called the eloquence of silence, or what St. John of the Cross, I think it was, described with the term “mute music”.

Joan Miro Biography
Joan Miró i Ferrà (April 20, 1893 – December 25, 1983) was a Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramist born in Barcelona.

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Roy Lichtenstein “Quotes”
I’m interested in what would normally be considered the worst aspects of commercial art. I think it’s the tension between what seems to be so rigid and cliched and the fact that art really can’t be this way.

Personally, I feel that in my own work I wanted to look programmed or impersonal but I don’t really believe I am being impersonal when I do it. And I don’t think you could do this.

I’m not really sure what social message my art carries, if any. And I don’t really want it to carry one. I’m not interested in the subject matter to try to teach society anything, or to try to better our world in any way.

In America the biggest is the best.

I think we’re much smarter than we were. Everybody knows that abstract art can be art, and most people know that they may not like it, even if they understand there’s another purpose to it.

Color is crucial in painting, but it is very hard to talk about. There is almost nothing you can say that holds up as a generalization, because it depends on too many factors: size, modulation, the rest of the field, a certain consistency that color has with forms, and the statement you’re trying to make.

Roy Lichtenstein Biography
Roy Fox Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was a prominent American pop artist, his work heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style. He himself described Pop art as, “not ‘American’ painting but actually industrial painting”.

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Paul Klee “Quotes”
Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes visible.

Color has taken possession of me; no longer do I have to chase after it. I know that it has hold of me forever… Color and I are one. I am a painter.

Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void. Ripe, graphic fruits fall off. My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.

Paul Klee Biography
Paul Klee (18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was a Swiss painter of German nationality.[a] His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism.

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