A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.
—Edmond de Goncourt
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.
A painting that is well composed is half finished.
Painting is by nature a luminous language.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
I paint as if I were Rothschild.
I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.
—Vincent Van Gogh
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.
—Giotto di Bondone
A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.
—Charles Dudley Warner
What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.
Sunlight is painting.
Painting's not important. The important thing is keeping busy.
That's why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness.