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Freud Quotes + Paintings
German born British painter and printmaker known for his nudes and portraits.
- "I have a hatred
of habit and routine. And what dogs love is just that. They like
regular everything, and I don't have regular anything. I have a
timetable, but no routine."
- "I am only interested
in painting the actual person, in doing a painting of them, not
in using them to some ulterior end of art. For me, to use someone
doing something not native to them would be wrong."
- "I want paint to
work as flesh, I know my idea of portraiture came from dissatisfaction
with portraits that resembled people. I would wish my portraits
to be of the people, not like them. Not having to look at the sitter,
being them. As far as I am concerned, the paint is the person. I
want it to work for me just as the flesh does."
- "I always felt that
my work hadn't much to do with art; my admirations for other art
had very little room to show themselves in my work because I hoped
that if I concentrated enough the intensity of scrutiny alone would
force life into the pictures. I ignored the fact that art, after
all, derives from art. Now I realize that this is the case."