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#1. In a sense, every work you do is a self-portrait because your paintings always reveal more about you than about your subject. Your experience of something, not the something itself, is the true underlying subject of every work you do. - Author: Richard Schmid
Famous Artist quotes by Richard Schmid
#2. I am a famous artist. I make millions. But I frequently see debut shows of unknown artists with prices that are double of mine ... what they're really doing is barely getting by and helping me sell 1,000 paintings a year effortlessly, because they make my paintings look like such a bargain. Thank you to all the egotistical art students! - Author: Mark Kostabi
Famous Artist quotes by Mark Kostabi
#3. I remember being so young I thought all artists were famous. - Author: Mary Ruefle
Famous Artist quotes by Mary Ruefle
#4. Obviously a drawing of a person is not a real person, but a drawing of a line is a real line. - Author: Sol LeWitt
Famous Artist quotes by Sol LeWitt
#5. When I got into the music industry, I wasn't focused on being the most famous artist or even getting a major record deal. It was just to make music on my own terms or create my own image, do my own hair, do my own makeup. - Author: Janelle Monae
Famous Artist quotes by Janelle Monae
#6. Wild Times
Since Mexico accepted communism as a legitimate political party during the 1920's and allowed refugees greater flexibility of thought, it became a haven from persecution. Moreover, living in Mexico was less costly than most countries, the weather was usually sunny and no one objected to the swinging lifestyle that many of the expats engaged in. It was for these reasons that Julio Mella from Cuba, Leon Trotsky from Russia and others sought refuge there. It also attracted many actors, authors and artists from the United States, many of whom were Communist or, at the very least were "Fellow Travelers" and had leftist leanings. Although the stated basic reason for the Communist Party's existence was to improve conditions for the working class, it became a hub for the avant-garde, who felt liberated socially as well as politically. The bohemian enclave of Coyoacán now a part of Mexico City, where Frida Kahlo was born, was located just east of San Angel which at the time was a district of the ever expanding City. It also became the gathering place for personalities such as the American actor Orson Welles, the beautiful actress Dolores del Río, the famous artist Diego Rivera and his soon-to-be-wife, "Frida," who became and is still revered as the illustrious matriarch of Mexico. - Author: Hank Bracker
Famous Artist quotes by Hank Bracker
#7. I always wrote, you know, but it was just this thing I did; what I intended was to become a terribly famous artist, perhaps with a stopover as a singer. - Author: Holly Lisle
Famous Artist quotes by Holly Lisle
#8. Van Gogh was so under appreciated in his time, he sold only one of his 900 paintings while alive. Posthumously, he became one of the most famous artists of all time and his work is now considered priceless. Oh the irony. - Author: Vincent Van Gogh
Famous Artist quotes by Vincent Van Gogh
#9. You're going to be a famous artist." His voice is deep velvet - soothing and sure. "You'll live in one of those artsy, upscale apartments in Paris with your rich husband. Oh, who just happens to be a world-renowned exterminator. How's that for a twist of fate? You won't even have to catch your own bugs anymore. That'll give you more time to spend with your five brilliant kids. And I'll come visit every summer. Show up on the doorstep with a bottle of Texas BBQ sauce and a French baguette. I'll be weird Uncle Jeb. - Author: A.G. Howard
Famous Artist quotes by A.G. Howard
#10. When we put his kippah into the museum, everyone was talking about how much money it was worth and the embroidery by some famous artist and how it was a national relic, and all this -- but I was just thinking of Shabbat, and seders, and -- and it didn't mean any of those things to me. It meant lighting candles. It meant he'd hid the afikomen in the palace for me and joking with his advisors as he waited around for me to find it so he could give me a new book. National treasure? I--' She blinked away new tears, but this time the look on her face was one of indignation. - Author: Shira Glassman
Famous Artist quotes by Shira Glassman
#11. Your own acts tell the world who you are and what kind of society you think it should be. - Author: Ai Weiwei
Famous Artist quotes by Ai Weiwei
#12. Some people think or expect that you should make the same kinds of art forever because it creates a convenient narrative ... I want my work to embody my inherent contradictions. - Author: Kiki Smith
Famous Artist quotes by Kiki Smith
#13. I've got something to live for, because I always wanted to be an artist; I always wanted to be famous. - Author: Daniel Johnston
Famous Artist quotes by Daniel Johnston
#14. Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye ... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul. - Author: Edvard Munch
Famous Artist quotes by Edvard Munch
#15. On the corner of 57th and 7th Avenue sits the most famous concert hall in the world. No less a figure than when Tchaikovsky led the first performances in 1891. Virtually every major artist has performed there. There is simply no place like it. The first time I stepped foot in Carnegie Hall was in 1964. - Author: Leonard Slatkin
Famous Artist quotes by Leonard Slatkin
#16. The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I'm one of the best painters. - Author: Georgia O'Keeffe
Famous Artist quotes by Georgia O'Keeffe
#17. There's a famous artist, Ron English, in New York, that just, or Andy Warhol for that matter, that did pop art that terrorized society. And that's, for the last like 10, 15 years, that's all I wanted to do, is terrorize society and make them look into a mirror and see what the hell we have wrought. - Author: Al Jourgensen
Famous Artist quotes by Al Jourgensen
#18. WHEN I WAS LITTLE, I was so girlie and ambitious, I was practically a drag queen. I wanted to be everything at once: a prima ballerina, an actress, a model, a famous artist, a nurse, an Ice Capades dancer, and Batgirl. I spent inordinate amounts of time waltzing around our living room with a doily on my head, imagining in great detail my promenade down the runway as the new Miss America, during which time I would also happen to receive a Nobel Prize for coloring. - Author: Susan Jane Gilman
Famous Artist quotes by Susan Jane Gilman
#19. There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about. - Author: Helen Frankenthaler
Famous Artist quotes by Helen Frankenthaler
#20. A line is a dot that went for a walk. - Author: Paul Klee
Famous Artist quotes by Paul Klee
#21. Art cannot be criticized because every mistake is a new creation - Author: Mr. Brainwash
Famous Artist quotes by Mr. Brainwash
#22. One must from time to time attempt things that are beyond one's capacity. - Author: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Famous Artist quotes by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
#23. The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.
Piet Mondrian
The Artist's Way A Spiritual Path to Greater Creativity by Julia Cameron - Author: Piet Mondrian
Famous Artist quotes by Piet Mondrian
#24. Art is all about doing what you shouldn't. - Author: Nobuyoshi Araki
Famous Artist quotes by Nobuyoshi Araki
#25. Every good painter paints what he is. - Author: Jackson Pollock
Famous Artist quotes by Jackson Pollock
#26. It wasn't not being famous any more, or even not being a recording artist. It was having nobody who needed me, no phones ringing, nothing to do. Because I'm still too young to do nothing. I was only 24 when all that happened. Now, at 40, I feel I've got more to give than I ever have. - Author: Gary Barlow
Famous Artist quotes by Gary Barlow
#27. I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist. - Author: Nat King Cole
Famous Artist quotes by Nat King Cole
#28. A famous artist is approached by a student. "You don't remember me," the student says correctly, "but years ago you said something that changed my life. You said, 'Photography is death.' After that," says the student, "I threw out my camera. I began again. I want to thank you for changing my life."

"Leave me alone," says the artist. "Photography is life. - Author: Amy Hempel
Famous Artist quotes by Amy Hempel
#29. The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech. - Author: Vincent Van Gogh
Famous Artist quotes by Vincent Van Gogh
#30. Contrary to the current presumption, if there is any man who has no right to solitude, it is the artist. Art cannot be a monologue. When the most solitary and least famous artist appeals to posterity, he is merely reaffirming his fundamental vocation. Considering a dialogue with deaf or inattentive contemporaries to be impossible, he appeals to a more far-reaching dialogue with the generations to come. But in order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death - these are the things that unite us all. We resemble one another in what we see together, in what we suffer together. Dreams change from individual to individual, but the reality of the world is common to us all. - Author: Albert Camus
Famous Artist quotes by Albert Camus
#31. Truth exists; only lies are invented. - Author: Georges Braque
Famous Artist quotes by Georges Braque
#32. A true artist, in my mind, is willing to fail sometimes, because if you're not brave enough to say yes and follow your gut, it's never going to be good. - Author: Alexander Skarsgard
Famous Artist quotes by Alexander Skarsgard
#33. I don't do the whole, 'Put my name on it, make me famous' thing. - Author: T-Pain
Famous Artist quotes by T-Pain
#34. My mum was one of those people who really wasn't allowed to be an artist, because she worked in a factory and she came from the war and all that stuff. She really has an artist's soul. - Author: David LaChapelle
Famous Artist quotes by David LaChapelle
#35. Not anyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. - Author: Jan Pinkava Ratatouille
Famous Artist quotes by Jan Pinkava Ratatouille
#36. When it comes to the selections, I heard several observers claim that the Academy was embracing "nostalgia" by honoring The Artist and Hugo. Give me a break! Hugo represents cutting-edge storytelling by a world-class director - in 3-D, no less. The Artist dares to revisit a form of cinema that was abandoned in the late 1920s. The Academy members admired these films for making the past seem immediate and relevant. That has nothing to do with nostalgia; it has everything to do with great moviemaking, which is what the Academy Awards are all about. - Author: Leonard Maltin
Famous Artist quotes by Leonard Maltin
#37. With movies, you are always in search is a good story, one that everyone will relate to and love. I love finding those stories and creating a visual world to tell the story. - Author: Don Bluth
Famous Artist quotes by Don Bluth
#38. Excerpted From Chapter 18
The most famous sign in the world was only a few hundred yards above me, and the sight of it stopped me in my tracks. The light bulbs surrounding the letters must have been controlled by a timer of some kind because they were off now. But what shocked me was the scale. I was used to seeing the sign from a distance. From this perspective there was no sense of the word HOLLYWOODLAND. All I saw were gigantic letters looming dimly above me in the moonlight like ancient monoliths erected in tribute to the gods of some long-extinct tribe.
A primal feeling of foreboding prickled the hairs on the back of my neck. I could imagine the traveler of an earlier age coming across Stonehenge in the dark and experiencing a similar sensation. - Author: H.P. Oliver
Famous Artist quotes by H.P. Oliver
#39. Comfort is the enemy of the artist. - Author: Stephen Tobolowsky
Famous Artist quotes by Stephen Tobolowsky
#40. Ne thing you have to develop as an artist is a confidence in what you're doing and that you're right about it. - Author: Robert Barry
Famous Artist quotes by Robert Barry
#41. But some numbers, called dimensionless numbers, have the same numerical value no matter what units of measurement are chosen. Probably the most famous of these is the "fine-structure constant," ... Physicists love this number not just because it is dimensionless, but also because it is a combination of three fundamental constants of nature. - Author: John Archibald Wheeler
Famous Artist quotes by John Archibald Wheeler
#42. Creativity requires introspection, self-examination, and a willingness to take risks. Because of this, artists are perhaps more susceptible to self-doubt and despair than those who do not court the creative muses. - Author: Eric Maisel
Famous Artist quotes by Eric Maisel
#43. I am running through a snowfall which is her thighs, he dramatized in purple. Her thighs are filling up the street. Wide as a snowfall, heavy as huge falling Zeppelins, her damp thighs are settling on the sharp roofs and wooden balconies. Weather-vanes press the shape of roosters and sail-boats into the skin. The faces of famous statues are preserved like intaglios ... - Author: Leonard Cohen
Famous Artist quotes by Leonard Cohen
#44. A famous cigarette billboard pictures a curly-headed, bronze-faced, muscular macho with a cigarette hanging out the side of his mouth. The sign reads 'Where a man belongs.' That is a lie. Where a man belongs is at the bedside of his children, leading in devotion and prayer. Where a man belongs is leading his family to the house of God. Where a man belongs is up early and alone with God seeking vision and direction for the family. - Author: John Piper
Famous Artist quotes by John Piper
#45. What did it mean for a black woman to be an artist in our grandmothers' time? In our great-grandmothers' day? It is an answer cruel enough to stop the blood. - Author: Alice Walker
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#46. Every mother should be a true artist, who knows how to weave into her child's life images of grace and beauty, the true poet capable of writing on the soul of childhood the harmony of love and truth, and teaching it how to produce the grandest of all poems - the poetry of a true and noble life. - Author: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Famous Artist quotes by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
#47. When I was young, Stephen Hawking wasn't the world's most famous physicist. The fame didn't arrive until the publication of "A Brief History of Time," by which time I was in my late teens. When I was a child, he was well known among physicists, but they are a fairly select, serious bunch, not much given to celebrity idolizing. - Author: Stephen Hawking
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#48. I want to tell you something today, something that I have known for a long while, and you know it too; but perhaps you have never said it to yourself. I am going to tell you now what it is that I know about you and me and our fate. You, Harry, have been an artist and a thinker, a man full of joy and faith, always on the track of what is great and eternal, never content with the trivial and petty. But the more life has awakened you and brought you back to yourself, the greater has you need been and the deeper the sufferings and dread and despair that have overtaken you, till you were up to your neck in them. And all that you once knew and loved and revered as beautiful and sacred, all the belief you once had in mankind and our high destiny, has been of no avail and has lost its worth and gone to pieces. Your faith found no more air to breathe. And suffocation is a hard death. Is that true, Harry? Is that your fate? - Author: Hermann Hesse
Famous Artist quotes by Hermann Hesse
#49. Florida is not going to vote for a con artist like Donald Trump. - Author: Marco Rubio
Famous Artist quotes by Marco Rubio
#50. Our best canvas is all around us, in everything we touch and do. - Author: Fennel Hudson
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#51. Do you want to be an artist so that the whole world will look at you, or do you want to be an artist because you would like to use your ability to attract attention, to have the world see itself through you differently? - Author: Anna Deavere Smith
Famous Artist quotes by Anna Deavere Smith
#52. You just have to work really hard and throw everything into it ... It's really hard to be an artist, and even if you do work really hard, there's no guarantee about anything. There's no advice you can give someone that things will somehow work out, but you can talk to people about how they can make art a big part of their life. - Author: Dana Schutz
Famous Artist quotes by Dana Schutz
#53. With most people, not describable as artists, all the finer part of their vitality goes into sex. They become third-rate poets during their courtship. All their instincts of drama come out freshly with their wives. The artist is he in whom this emotionality normally absorbed by sex is so strong that it claims a newer and more exclusive field of deployment. Its first creation is the Artist himself, a new sort of person; the creative man. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
Famous Artist quotes by Wyndham Lewis
#54. It is probable that television drama of high caliber and produced by first-rate artists will materially raise the level of dramatic taste of the nation. - Author: David Sarnoff
Famous Artist quotes by David Sarnoff
#55. Color, like everything else concerning visual expression, usually boils down to a gift, an innate sensibility and sensitivity. Ultimately, artists develop their own palette and color sense. - Author: Scott Kahn
Famous Artist quotes by Scott Kahn
#56. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different than that from which it is torn. - Author: T. S. Eliot
Famous Artist quotes by T. S. Eliot
#57. Regular people don't even realize how much artists mean to them. Artists represent a lot to the average person. People listen to music all day on their iPods, so as artists, we become a real fixture in people's lives. As an artist, you can't take it personal. It's like your big brother teasing you. - Author: Nicki Minaj
Famous Artist quotes by Nicki Minaj
#58. The aim and the result of faithful, fruitful, and fulfilling service is to make God famous. - Author: Don Cousins
Famous Artist quotes by Don Cousins
#59. I want people to know about these visionary artists. I want people to know what they stand for and (that) they are representing something unique, something fresh. I am just so excited about their careers. - Author: Janelle Monae
Famous Artist quotes by Janelle Monae
#60. The artist need not know very much; best of all let him work instinctively and paint as naturally as he breathes or walks. - Author: Emil Nolde
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#61. Who hasn't grown up knowing the bitchy cheerleader, a dumb jock, the computer nerd, an overbearing mother, a distant father, a misunderstood old person, or an alienated artist, writer, musician, or dancer? If everybody knows these people, are they really clichés or merely categories? Maybe the various cities, towns, neighborhoods, and blocks are really replicating microcosms? The same strands woven together to create one large tapestry of life? - Author: Karen Wojcik Berner
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#62. It seems dangerous to be a portrait artist who does commissions for clients because everyone wants to be flattered, so they pose in such a way that there's nothing left of truth. - Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson
Famous Artist quotes by Henri Cartier-Bresson
#63. The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
'Tis mightiest in the mightiest. It becomes
The thronèd monarch better than his crown.
His scepter shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings,
But mercy is above this sceptered sway.
It is enthronèd in the hearts of kings.
It is an attribute to God himself.
And earthly power doth then show likest God's
When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew, Though justice be thy plea, consider this-
That in the course of justice none of us
Should see salvation. We do pray for mercy,
And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
The deeds of mercy. I have spoke thus much
To mitigate the justice of thy plea,
Which if thou follow, this strict court of Venice
Must needs give sentence 'gainst the merchant there. - Author: William Shakespeare
Famous Artist quotes by William Shakespeare
#64. As an independent artist, you're always figuring out how you're going to fund your next album. - Author: Tess Henley
Famous Artist quotes by Tess Henley
#65. I don't really have a gimmick or a 'thing.' I'm one of the few artists who gets to be himself every day. - Author: Drake
Famous Artist quotes by Drake
#66. For some years now I have been considering the idea of making a watch that our agents could sell at a more modest price than our Rolex watches, and yet one that could attain the standards of dependability for which Rolex is famous, I decided to form a separate company, with the object of making and marketing this new watch. It is called the Tudor Watch Company. - Author: Hans Wilsdorf
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#67. Times are completely different now. If you're a brand new artist with a record you want to release to the masses, I would suggest you try and get it hot yourself first. This way you can create your own demand so you'll end up having the option of demanding what you want if you do decide to sign with a label. If you don't and you still get on hot on your own, you then have the ability to reap all of your profits. - Author: Ashanti
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#68. Every young artist has to do it one way, his [or her] way, and the hell with patterns. Remember who you are and where you are and what you are doing ... And never take advice, including this. - Author: Katherine Anne Porter
Famous Artist quotes by Katherine Anne Porter
#69. I have treated many artists. There are among them many neurotics, so many that one finally comes to believe that one cannot be an artist without being neurotic. Again I found in them that inner conflict which is characteristic of modern man: the conflict between a right intuition (namely, that their vocation has fundamental importance for the destiny of humanity) and a false idea (namely, that art is superfluous luxury). - Author: Paul Tournier
Famous Artist quotes by Paul Tournier
#70. The artist is always searching for the meaning of life, his own and that of mankind, searching for truth. A system of uncertainty has entered our daily life. The pressures of mechanization and uniformity to which it is subject call for protest and the artist has only one means of expressing this, by music. - Author: Bohuslav Martinu
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#71. All of this could fall flat, feel too much like a caricature of a Sicilian trattoria, if the food itself weren't so damn good: arancini, saffron-scented rice fried into crunchy, greaseless golf balls; polpette di pesce spada, swordfish meatballs with a taste so deep and savory they might as well be made of dry-aged beef; and a superlative version of caponata di melanzane, that ubiquitous Sicilian starter of eggplant, capers, and various other vegetation, stewed into a sweet and savory jam that you will want to smear on everything. Everything around you screams Italy, but those flavors on the end of the fork? The sweet-and-sour tandem, the stain of saffron, the grains of rice: pure Africa.
The pasta: even better. Chewy noodles tinted jet black with squid ink and tossed with sautéed rings and crispy legs of calamari- a sort of nose-to-tail homage to the island's cherished cephalopod. And Palermo's most famous dish, pasta con le sarde, a bulge of thick spaghetti strewn with wild fennel, capers, raisins, and, most critically, a half dozen plump sardines slow cooked until they melt into a briny ocean ragù. Sweet, salty, fatty, funky- Palermo in a single bite. - Author: Matt Goulding
Famous Artist quotes by Matt Goulding
#72. The credit for Erté's rediscovery must be given to French writer Jacques Damase, who met the artist when preparing a book on the Parisian music-hall. It was not merely his active presence which astounded Damase, but the fact that neatly stored away were thousands of perfectly preserved drawings representing a life's work. The immediate result was an exhibition at Galerie Motte in 1965, organised with Jacques Perrin, who the following year held another exhibition at his own gallery in Paris. Through the Motte exhibition, Erté was brought to the attention of galleria Milano, which in 1965 included some of his work in a pioneering exhibition of Art Déco. The most prominent event in this sequence was was Erté inclusion in the important exhibition Les Années 25 held at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, in 1966, which put an historical and artistic seal on Art Déco and the diverse artistic activities of the 'twenties.

It is fair to say, however, that complete international reappraisal only came about after Grosvenor gallery in London became his world agents. Jacques Damase had suggested an exhibition of Erté's work to this London gallery, to which, at that time, I was acting as an art consultant. As a result we were able to prepare his first ever London exhibition in 1967. The remarkable success it achieved was presaged by a smaller exhibition in New York a few months earlier. It had planned to follow the London show with a similar collection in new York, based on work b - Author: Charles Spencer
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#73. I don't believe in censorship, but I do believe that an artist has to take some moral responsibility for what he or she is putting out there. - Author: Tom Petty
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#74. For a Christian to say, "I will not have anything to do with the great and worthy works of artists whose lives were not good" is to fall into the impiety of questioning the wisdom of God in bestowing gifts of grace where He wills. - Author: Frank E. Gaebelein
Famous Artist quotes by Frank E. Gaebelein
#75. Through poverty, godhunger, the family debacle, I kept a sense of worth. I could limn and paint like no-one else in this human-wounded land: I was worth the while of living. Now my skill is dead. I should be. - Author: Keri Hulme
Famous Artist quotes by Keri Hulme
#76. I know I'm famous and irresitible - a combination whose properties closely resemble radioactivity - and I know that you in this room are helpless against me. - Author: Jennifer Egan
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#77. If you even dream of beating me, you'd better wake up and apologize. - Author: Muhammad Ali
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#78. Painting expresses the depth and insight, the spiritual quality of the artist. If art is about life, then, while the depth to which the artist has drunk from the well of life may not guarantee success, it must surely improve the quality of his/her work. - Author: Millard Sheets
Famous Artist quotes by Millard Sheets
#79. The thing I like about the band [Dead Child] is that there's no pretense. We aren't even trying to be artists or poets. - Author: David Pajo
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