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Kahlo Quotes + Paintings
Mexican artist known for her brutally honest depictions of her self and her marriage to Diego Rivera.
Kandinsky Quotes (1866-1944)
Russian painter and thinker famous for creating some of the first purely abstract paintings.
Kane Quotes (1915-1998)
American comic book artist and illustrator most famous for creating the superhero Batman character.
Kapoor Quotes (1954-)
Indian born British sculptor and installation artist of large contemporary sculptures and design.
Kiefer Quotes (1945-)
German born painter and sculptor of large scale impastoed paintings, often with natural or made objects stuck to them.
Kinkade Quotes (1969-2012)
American artist known for his mass produced prints of romanticized landscapes and patriotic images.
Kippenberger Quotes (1953-1997)
German artist who used a wide range of styles and media to convey his often provocative messages.
Ludwig Kirchner Quotes (1880-1938)
German expressionist painter and important figure in the Die Brücke art movement in Germany.
Klee Quotes (1879-1940)
Swiss painter, printmaker, and colorist who relied on lines and colors to convey his message.
Klein Quotes (1928-1962)
French artist known for his ultramarine blue works and was an important figure in the Nouveau réalisme movement.
Klimt Quotes (1862-1918)
Austrian painter of high society portraits and nudes, associated with the Vienna Secession art movement.
Kline Quotes (1910-1962)
American painter known for his expressive white paintings with black calligraphic marks across them, associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement.
Koons Quotes (1955-)
American sculptor and painter often employing assistants to create pop inspired, kitsch, highly finished artworks.
Krasner Quotes (1908-1984)
American painter associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement and married to painter Jackson Pollock.
Kruger Quotes (1945-)
American artist known for her conceptual works using bold colors, words, and elements from print design.
Kuspit Quotes (1935-)
American art critic and poet widely published and influential.
- "The only thing
I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes
through my head without any other consideration."
- "An empty canvas
is a living wonder.. far lovelier than certain pictures."
- "To me, it's not
work. When I draw and I write, I find it relaxing. It's not like
9-to-5, where a man goes to a job and he isn't really interested
in the job. Luckily, I get paid for doing what I'd do for nothing."
- "What one does in
the studio is to pose a series of problems to oneself. I've got
to look for some deeper meaning, for some reason for this thing
to be in the world. There's enough stuff in the world."
- "Nazi art is really
horrible, it's boring, but the architecture of the 30s isn't specifically
German, it was the architecture of its time."
- "The worlds I paint
leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond
the four edges of the painting. I think getting beyond the four
edges of an opportunity or challenge is one of the basic skills
you need in business."
- "I can't cut off
an ear everyday. Do the Van
Gogh here and the Mozart there. Anyway it's exhausting enough
always having to check up on what one is really doing."
- "A painter paints
the appearance of things, not their objective correctness, in fact
he creates new appearances of things."
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
- "Beauty is as relative
as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at
all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful
woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of
- "Judo has helped
me to understand that pictorial space is above all the product of
spiritual exercises. Judo is in fact the discovery by the human
body of a spiritual space."
- "I'm a painter who
paints day in day out, from morning till evening - figure pictures
and landscapes, more rarely portraits."
- "The final test
of a painting, theirs, mine, any other, is: does the painter's emotions
- "Art to me is a
humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that
art should somehow be able to effect mankind, to make the word a
- "It would start
with a color, a form, and it begins dictating to me what's needed
in terms of color as well as form."
- "I think there are
lots of ways to make good work. You can throw big bucks at a project
and make what some would call crap, or you can work very modestly
with eloquently moving results."
- "Perversion was
implicit in modern art from the beginning, and remains a vital factor
in it today. In fact, one can regard modern art as by and large
the history of the representation of perversion."