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Rauschenberg Quotes (1925-2008)
American painter, printmaker, and assemblage artist known for his combine paintings.
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Dutch painter and printmaker known for his revealing self portraits and scenes which included history, religion and everyday life.
Rego Quotes (1935-)
Portuguese English painter and printmaker known for her figurative work which deal with a variety of social issues.
Auguste Renoir Quotes (1841-1919)
French painter associated with the Impressionist movement in France, known for his landscapes and rounded females.
Richter Quotes (1932-)
German painter associated with the New European Painting movement, known for his realist and abstract works.
Riley Quotes (1931-)
British painter associated with the Op Art movement and known for her patterned abstracts which created optical illusions.
Rivera Quotes (1886-1957)
Mexican painter and muralist who was married to the artist Frida Kahlo.
Rodin Quotes (1840-1917)
French sculptor thought of as the father of Modern sculpture, famous for works like the Thinker and the Kiss.
Rosenquist Quotes (1933-)
American painter and printmaker associated with the Pop Art movement known for his large billboard like paintings and murals.
Rothenberg Quotes (1945-)
American painter best known for her depiction of horses.
Rothko Quotes (1903-1970)
Russian American abstract painter known for his large abstract paintings which sought to evoke an emotional reaction.
Rousseau Quotes (1844-1910)
French painter famous for his naive depictions of jungles, animals and people.
- "I don't think there's
anything really wrong with influence because I think that one can
use another man's art as material either literally or just implying
that they're doing that, without it representing a lack of a point
- "Practise what you
know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know."
Rembrandt van Rijn
- "My favorite themes
are power games and hierarchies. I awlays want to turn things on
their heads, to upset the established order, to change heroines
and idiots. If the story is "given" I take liberties with
it to make it conform to my own experiences, and to be outrageous."
- "When I've painted
a woman's bottom so that I want to touch it, then the painting is
- "Modern art has
always only shown itself to me in trends and blowhards, so I couldn't
be a modern artist. There were always powerful movements or groups
that today we don't even know anymore."
- "It was only after
I had been out of the art school that I actually copied a small
Seurat, and I copied it in order to follow his thought, because
if you do copy an artist, and you have a close feeling for him,
in fact that you need to know more about his work, there is no better
way than actually to copy, because you get very close indeed to
how somebody thinks."
- "If I ever loved
a woman, the more I loved her, the more I wanted to hurt her. Frida
was only the most obvious victim of this disgusting trait."
- "The artist must
create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born,
the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation."
- "I mean, at one
point, I had an apartment for 30 bucks a month, a studio for 45
dollars a month, breakfast was a quarter at the Students Institute;
two eggs, toast and tea. I didn't have any money but I was rich!
That was the feeling. That's really impossible now to do that in
- "I felt a tremendous
affinity with Van
Gogh's deep feeling for the things he painted and how he exaggerated
the colors of sky, chairs, faces, to bring them to almost more than
- "The people who
weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience
I had when I painted them. And if you, as you say, are moved only
by their color relationships, then you miss the point."
- "I cannot now change
my style, which I acquired, as you can imagine, by dint of labor."