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I don't paint things.
I only paint the difference between things.
- Henri Matisse

Related topics: Art

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
- Henri Matisse

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

Time extracts various values from a painter's work.
When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten,
and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
- Henri Matisse

 

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
- Henri Matisse

Work cures everything.
- Henri Matisse

You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete.
It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within
the drunkard or love is within the lover.
- Henri Matisse

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Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work,
from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
- Henri Matisse

I have been no more than a medium, as it were.
- Henri Matisse

I wouldn't mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.
- Henri Matisse

Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving.
- Henri Matisse

Creativity takes courage.
- Henri Matisse

Jazz is rhythm and meaning.
- Henri Matisse

I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my
works to have a light joyousness of springtime which
never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me.
- Henri Matisse

It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else.
- Henri Matisse

He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices;
he is free and nothing holds him back.
- Henri Matisse

An artist must never be a prisoner.
Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself,
prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation,
prisoner of success, etc.
- Henri Matisse

I do not literally paint that table,
but the emotion it produces upon me.
- Henri Matisse

Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches
of a tree so that it will grow better.
- Henri Matisse

A young woman has young claws, well sharpened.
If she has character, that is.
And if she hasn't so much the worse for you.
- Henri Matisse

In love, the one who runs away is the winner.
- Henri Matisse

In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature.
You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before
you start walking on a tightrope.
- Henri Matisse

My curves are not crazy.
- Henri Matisse

I'm growing old, I delight in the past.
- Henri Matisse

Exactitude is not truth.
- Henri Matisse

I would like to recapture that freshness of vision
which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it.
- Henri Matisse

With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.
- Henri Matisse

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative
painter than to paint a rose,
because before he can do so he has first to forget
all the roses that were ever painted.
- Henri Matisse

Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.
- Henri Matisse

A picture must possess a real power to generate light
and for a long time now I've been conscious of expressing
myself through light or rather in light.
- Henri Matisse

An artist must possess Nature.
He must identify himself with her rhythm,
by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will
later enable him to express himself in his own language.
- Henri Matisse

I don't know whether I believe in God or not.
I think, really, I'm some sort of Buddhist.
But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame
of mind which is close to that of prayer.
- Henri Matisse

What I dream of is an art of balance,
of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter -
a soothing,
calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair
which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
- Henri Matisse

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

I boldly paint my dreams upon the canvas of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Home is our sanctuary, where we:
relax into being ourselves,
play with our inner child,
paint the walls green and pink,
dig in the dirt,
grow something,
love somebody else,
love ourselves even more,
snuggle with a warm blanket on a Sunday afternoon,
hang "go away" on the door whenever we want,
clean and tidy often... or never,
launch from and return to,
are truly ourselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Paint Your Life In Bold Colors.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to paint life in bold colors.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to paint in bold colors,
set today's rhythm with my heart-drum,
walk today's march with courage,
create today as my celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

I Paint My Life In Bold Colors.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word -
religion.
Then I go out and paint the stars.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
- Pablo Picasso

I paint with shapes.
- Alexander Calder

Be an Original, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat, dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'
then by all means paint,
and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale,
you could not ignore its beauty.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
- Honore de Balzac

The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes,
foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two.
- Tony Snow

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

Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression.
It is so spontaneous.
And after singing, I think the violin.
Since I cannot sing, I paint.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

If only someone else could paint what I see,
it would be marvellous, because then I wouldn't have to paint at all.
- Alberto Giacometti

We know evolution happened because innumerable bits
of data from myriad fields of science conjoin to paint
a rich portrait of life's pilgrimage.
- Michael Shermer

I do house things.
I paint.
I do portraits.
I also paint my house.
- Willa Ford

Painters must speak through paint, not through words.
- Hans Hofmann

I don't think you can lightly paint a picture.
It's an activity I take very seriously.
- Howard Hodgkin

I believe that the great painters with their intellect
as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium
of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions.
- Edward Hopper

We must always take from nature what we paint and always
choose the most beautiful things.
- Leon Battista Alberti

I hate bumper stickers, you can't sum anything up.
All you do is paint yourself in some caricaturist corner.
- David Cross

It's such a human condition, whether you're a great
track star or a great knitting person or you paint watercolors -
someone knows who you are.
- Tony Curtis

Anyone who has that weird volition to become an actor
probably has a weird volition to do lots of other creative things -
to write,
to play music, to paint, to cook.
- Minnie Driver

I paint according to the moment and the theme.
I don't have any prejudice.
Life concerns me.
- Ralph Allen

I don't have much of a problem with interruptions.
I keep a detailed record of paint and materials as a work on each painting.
I can restart exactly where I left off.
- Mike Thompson

We are too quick to put labels on things.
It is my profession.
I get up and paint.
Everyone wants to put a label on it,
but I am a free spirit,
so I fight against that.
- Geoffrey Holder

I like to draw and paint.
It is a river to me.
- John Lurie

When you give an artist a canvas, you shouldn't tell
him exactly how much paint to put on it,
or exactly how sharp the images should be.
You should let the artist get going.
- Reed Hundt

You can only paint through your experience and sub-consciousness.
- Barbara Smith

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


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