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  • Alexander Calder Quotes (1898-1976)
    American sculptor known for his whimsical wire sculptures and hanging mobiles.
  • Lewis Carroll Quotes (1832-1898)
    English writer and photographer famous for his 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking Glass' works.
  • Paul Cezanne Quotes (1839-1936)
    French Post Impressionist painter who influenced Cubism and many 20th century painters.
  • Marc Chagall Quotes (1887-1985)
    Russian born French Jewish painter of whimsical paintings, illustrations and prints.
  • Francesco Clemente Quotes (1952-)
    Naples born Italian artist employing a wide range of styles over a variety of topics.
  • Chuck Close Quotes (1940-)
    American artist famous for his oversized, realist portraits created using a grid system.
  • Gustave Courbet Quotes (1819-1877)
    French painter who rejected all forms of Romanticism to create Realist works reflecting real life.
  • Tony Cragg Quotes (1949-)
    British sculptor known for his large outdoor, site specific works and winner of the Turner Prize.
  • Robert Crumb Quotes (1943-)
    American cartoonist and comic book artist known for his crude and confronting characters.
  • Enzo 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."
    Alexander Calder
  • "Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
    Lewis Carroll
  • "For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations."
    Paul Cezanne
  • "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."
    Marc Chagall
  • "I never paint a portrait from a photograph, because a photograph doesn't give enough information about what the person feels."
    Francesco Clemente
  • "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."
    Chuck Close
  • "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."
    Gustave Courbet
  • "At some point we’ve got to stop asking ourselves what is the meaning of everything, maybe it’s 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."
    Tony Cragg
  • "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."
    Robert Crumb
  • "It is not enough to give signals. Things can only ever last if they have functioned as signs."
    Enzo Cucchi

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