„I don't pretend to be a gentleman, but I am entitled to paint what I see“

—  L.S. Lowry

Interview tapes with G B Cotton & Frank Mullineux (undated)L. S. Lowry - A Biography by Shelley Rhode Lowry Press 1999 ISBN 9781902970011.
Interview tapes Cotton & Mullineux

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L.S. Lowry Fotografia
L.S. Lowry
1887 - 1976

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J.M.W. Turner Fotografia

„My business is to paint what I see, not what I know is there.“

—  J.M.W. Turner British Romantic landscape painter, water-colourist, and printmaker 1775 - 1851

Turner, quoted in: Donald B. MacCulloch (1927) The Wondrous Isle of Staffa, p. 160
Alternative quote:
My job is to paint what I see, not what I know
As quoted in: George Seferis (1999) A Poet's Journal: Days of 1945-1951. p. 105
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Stuart Davis Fotografia

„I paint what I see in America, in other words I paint the American scene.“

—  Stuart Davis American painter 1892 - 1964

Cited in: Ian Chilvers, "Davis, Stuart," in: The Oxford Dictionary of Art, (2994). p. 195

Jackson Pollock Fotografia
Karel Appel Fotografia

„I don't paint, I hit.“

—  Karel Appel Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet 1921 - 2006

quote circa 1958; from the movie 'De werkelijkheid van Karel Appel', Jan Vrijman; as quoted in De Tweede Helft, Ad de Visser, SUN Nijmegen, 1998

Henri Matisse Fotografia

„I don't paint things. I only paint the differences between things.“

—  Henri Matisse French artist 1869 - 1954

Je ne peins pas les choses. Je ne peins que les différences entre les choses.
"Henri Matisse: contre vents et marées : peinture et livres illustrés de 1939 à 1943"
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Arshile Gorky Fotografia

„You know how fussy and particular I am in painting. I am ever removing the paint and repainting the spot until I am completely exhausted.“

—  Arshile Gorky Armenian-American painter 1904 - 1948

Źródło: posthumous, Movements in art since 1945, p. 15: (in Gorky Memorial Exhibition, Schwabacher pp. 12)

Frida Kahlo Fotografia

„I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.“

—  Frida Kahlo Mexican painter 1907 - 1954

Quoted in Time Magazine, "Mexican Autobiography" (27 April 1953)
1946 - 1953

Alberto Giacometti Fotografia

„A little after I started to do sculpture, I painted some of them, and then I destroyed them all. I've begun again several times. In 1951, I painted a whole series of sculptures. But in painting them, you see what the form lacks. And it's useless to paint over something that you don't believe in. I tried again a month ago. In painting them, the deficiencies of form came through.“

—  Alberto Giacometti Swiss sculptor and painter (1901-1966) 1901 - 1966

Alberto Giacometti in: Paul Auster (trans.) " My life is reduced to nothing: David Sylvester talks to Alberto Giacometti about his struggle with proportion and the difficulties of making an eye https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2003/jun/21/art.artsfeatures1," theguardian.com, 21 June 2003.

Frida Kahlo Fotografia

„I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.“

—  Frida Kahlo Mexican painter 1907 - 1954

Quoted from: Antonio Rodríguez, "Una pintora extraordinaria," Así (17 March 1945)
1925 - 1945
Wariant: I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.

„I have to paint fast on television because of the limited time, but I don't want people to see what I'm showing them as work, something to worry and fret over. This is supposed to be fun.“

—  Bob Ross American painter, art instructor, and television host 1942 - 1995

Judi Hunt (November 23, 1991) "Disciples of The Bob Ross Technique Find Joy in Learning They Can Paint", The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, p. C1.

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Fotografia

„I paint things as they are. I don't comment. I record.“

—  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec French painter 1864 - 1901

Quoted in: Henry O. Dormann (2009) The Speaker's Book of Quotations, Updated and Revised. p. 26
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Willem Maris Fotografia

„I don't paint cows but light“

—  Willem Maris Dutch landscape painter of the Hague School (1844-1910) 1844 - 1910

version in original Dutch / origineel citaat van Willem Maris: Ik schilder geen koeien, maar licht.
2 short Quotes of Willem Maris, c. 1880; as cited in 'Schilder Maris' http://www.wittebrugpark.nl/wittebrugpark/schilders/maris/maris.htm (translation from original Dutch, Fons Heijnsbroek, 2018)

Pablo Picasso Fotografia

„I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.“

—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973

Arshile Gorky Fotografia

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