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Calder Quotes (1898-1976)
American sculptor known for his whimsical wire sculptures and hanging mobiles.
Carroll Quotes (1832-1898)
English writer and photographer famous for his 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking Glass' works.
Cezanne Quotes (1839-1936)
French Post Impressionist painter who influenced Cubism and many 20th century painters.
Chagall Quotes (1887-1985)
Russian born French Jewish painter of whimsical paintings, illustrations and prints.
Clemente Quotes (1952-)
Naples born Italian artist employing a wide range of styles over a variety of topics.
Close Quotes (1940-)
American artist famous for his oversized, realist portraits created using a grid system.
Courbet Quotes (1819-1877)
French painter who rejected all forms of Romanticism to create Realist works reflecting real life.
Cragg Quotes (1949-)
British sculptor known for his large outdoor, site specific works and winner of the Turner Prize.
Crumb Quotes (1943-)
American cartoonist and comic book artist known for his crude and confronting characters.
Cucchi Quotes (1949-)
Italian painter and important figure in the Italian Neo-expressionist art movement Transavanguardia.
- "The sense of motion
in painting and sculpture has long been considered as one of the
primary elements of the composition."
- "Sometimes I've
believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
- "For an Impressionist
to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize
- "If a symbol should
be discovered in a painting of mine, it was not my intention. It
is a result I did not seek. It is something that may be found afterwards,
and which can be interpreted according to taste."
- "I never paint a
portrait from a photograph, because a photograph doesn't give enough
information about what the person feels."
- "I always thought
that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other
painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having
pushed paint around."
- "The beautiful is
in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of
reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist
who discovers it."
- "At some point weve
got to stop asking ourselves what is the meaning of everything,
maybe its not so very important what it means. It's probably
more important what the sense of it is.. they are two very basic
and different things."
- "I decided to be
more brave about what was coming out. I used to draw that stuff
in secret and throw it away. Flush it down the toilet. I wanted
to see what the readership could take."
- "It is not enough
to give signals. Things can only ever last if they have functioned