Quotes of Canvas

“ If you're an artist, you're supposed to discover yourself, that's the whole point. If you're a painter, you don't wait for someone to buy you canvas. ”

- Nick Kelly

“ Never before had a woman put such agonizing poetry on canvas as Frida did at this time in Detroit. ”

- Diego Rivera

“ I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it. ”

- Steven Wright

“ Had he learned to draw, M. Renoir would have made a very pleasing canvas out of his 'Boating Party'. ”

- Albert Wolff

“ These so-called artists style themselves Intransigents, Impressionists. They throw a few colors on to the canvas at random, and then they sign the lot. ”

- Albert Wolff

“ It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting. ”

- Albert Camus

“ I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ As certain as the Correggiosity of Correggio. ”

- Augustine Birrell

“ Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. ”

- Stanley Horowitz

“ If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush. ”

- Dawn French

“ What does the painting mean? ”

- Jackson Pollock

“ To your tents, O Israel. ”

- Bible

“ And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar. ”

- Bible

“ Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. ”

- Voltaire

“ DUCK-BILL, n. Your account at your restaurant during the canvas-back season. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice. ”

- Oprah Winfrey

“ Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can. ”

- Danny Kaye

“ Every life has dark tracts and long stretches of somber tint, and no representation is true to fact which dips its pencil only in light, and flings no shadows on the canvas. ”

- Alexander Maclaren

“ Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. ”

- Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire

“ Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. ”

- Danny Kaye

“ Whatever an artist's personal feelings are, as soon as an artist fills a certain area on the canvas or circumscribes it, he becomes historical. He acts from or upon other artists. ”

- Willem de Kooning

“ Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art — an individual masterpiece. ”

- Denis Waitley

“ You can always draw as well as you know how to. I flatter myself that I feel more than I express on canvas; but I know that is not so. ”

- William Morris Hunt

“ This world is but a canvas to our imagination. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ You know…that a blank wall is an apalling thing to look at. The wall of a museum — a canvas — a piece of film — or a guy sitting in front of a typewriter. Then, you start out to do something — that vague thing called creation… ”

- Edward Steichen

“ The work we do is as demanding as any of the great painters because nothing that happens on the page of a comic is accidental. It has to be imagined first in your mind before you do it. Those of us who know something about the art of painting know that working on a canvas, very often a lot of serendipitous things happen that work to the advantage of the painter ultimately. ”

- Will Eisner

“ Our town was rigid in many ways, in terms of the uniformity of things, the colors of skin, the makes of cars, the lushness of the lawns, but on top of that it was sort of a blank canvas so-and again, I guess this is true of any child-I was ready to quickly accept the sudden and total substitutions of all I knew to be true. ”

- Dave Eggers

“ Novels were designed to entertain, and those of us who wish to keep the art form alive need to keep this in mind. To aim for lofty literature instead of aiming for a good story with real characters who grow and develop and a setting that's brought to life is… like putting the varnish on the canvas first. ”

- Elizabeth George

“ How could we possibly appreciate the Mona Lisa if Leonardo had written at the bottom of the canvas: 'The lady is smiling because she is hiding a secret from her lover.' This would shackle the viewer to reality, and I don't want this to happen to 2001. ”

- Stanley Kubrick
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