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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Jasper Johns “Quotes”
I tend to like things that already exist.

I’m not sure what ‘coming out right’ means. It often means that what you do holds a kind of energy that you wouldn’t just put there, that comes about through grace of some sort.

Ideas either come or they don’t come.

I don’t know how to organise thoughts. I don’t know how to have thoughts.

Jasper Johns Biography
Jasper Johns, Jr. (born May 15, 1930 in Augusta, Georgia) is an American contemporary artist who works primarily in painting and printmaking. He is represented by the Matthew Marks Gallery.

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Michelangelo “Quotes”
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.

I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint.

It grieves me greatly that I cannot recapture my past. I can only offer you my future, which is short, for I am too old.

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

Michelangelo Biography
Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6, 1475, in Caprese, Italy, a small Italian village near Arezzo, Tuscany. For several generations, his family had worked as bankers in Florence. His father, Lodovico di Leonardo di Buonarroti di Simoni, also held occasional government positions. At the time of Michelangelo’s birth, his father was serving as a Florentine government agent in Caprese and his mother was in failing health. His parents decided to entrust the care of Michelangelo to the wife of a stonecutter who lived in the town of Settignano where his father owned a marble quarry and a small farm. Michelangelo’s mother died when he was 6 years old…

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Jean Arp “Quotes”
I wanted to create new appearances, to extract new forms from man.

Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother’s womb.

All things, and man as well, should be like nature, without measure.

Jean Arp Biography
Jean Arp / Hans Arp (16 September 1886 – 7 June 1966) was a German-French sculptor, painter, poet and abstract artist in other media such as torn and pasted paper.

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Georges Rouault “Quotes”
The artist discards all theories, both his own and those of others. He forgets everything when he is in front of his canvas.

The conscience of an artist worthy of the name is like an incurable disease which causes him endless torment but occasionally fills him with silent joy.

A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human.

For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.

I am a believer and a conformist.

My only objective is to paint a Christ so moving that those who see him will be converted.

Nothing is old, nothing is new, save the light of grace underneath which beats a human heart. The way of feeling, of understanding, of loving; the way of seeing the country, the faces that your father saw, that your mother knew. The rest is chimerical.

Often pagans, with their eyes wide open, do not see very clearly.

Subjective artists are one-eyed, but objective artists are blind.

Georges Rouault Biography
Georges Henri Rouault (27 May 1871 – 13 February 1958) was a French Fauvist and Expressionist painter, and printmaker in lithography and etching.

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George Braque “Quotes”

Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny.

Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.

Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.

Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.

There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.

To define a thing is to substitute the definition for the thing itself.

Truth exists; only lies are invented.

George Braque Biography
Georges Braque (13 May 1882 – 31 August 1963) was a major 20th century French painter and sculptor who, along with Pablo Picasso, developed the art movement known as cubism.

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John Constable “Quotes”

I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, – light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.

For the last two years I have been running after pictures, and seeking the truth at second hand. I have not endeavoured to represent nature with the same elevation of mind with which I set out, but have rather tried to make my performances look like the work of other men…There is room enough for a natural painter. The great vice of the present day is bravura, an attempt to do something beyond the truth.

Biography
John Constable (11 June 1776 – 31 March 1837) was an English Romantic painter. Born in Suffolk, he is known principally for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home—now known as “Constable Country”—which he invested with an intensity of affection. “I should paint my own places best”, he wrote to his friend John Fisher in 1821, “painting is but another word for feeling”.

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