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Dutch painter associated with Post Impressionism who lived in obscurity but became very famous after his death.
Viola Quotes (1951-)
American video artist dealing with themes of life and death.
de Vlaminck Quotes (1876-1958)
Expressive French painter and central figure in the Fauve art movement of France.
- "I see more and
more that my work goes infinitely better when I am properly fed,
and the paints are there, and the studio and all that. But have
I set my heart on my work being a success? A thousand times no.
I wish I could manage to make you really understand that when you
give money to artists, you are yourself doing an artist's work,
and that I only want my pictures to be of such a quality that you
will not be too dissatisfied with your work."
Vincent van Gogh
- "For the Persian
Rumi, each human life is analogous to a bowl floating on the
surface of an infinite ocean. As it moves along, it is slowly filling
with the water around it. That's a metaphor for the acquisition
of knowledge. When the water in the bowl finally reaches the same
level as the water outside, there is no longer any need for the
container, and it drops away as the inner water merges with the
outside water. We call this the moment of death. That analogy returns
to me over and over as a metaphor for ourselves."
- "When I had spent
a few days without thinking, without doing anything, I would feel
a sudden urge to paint. Then I would set up my easel in full sunshine..
Vermilion alone could render the brilliant red of the tiles on the
opposite slope. The orange of the soil, the harsh crude colors of
the walls and greenery, the ultramarine and cobalt of the sky achieved
an extreme harmony that was sensually and musically ordered. Only
the series of colors on the canvas with all their power and vibrancy
could, in combination with each other, render the chromatic feeling
of that landscape."
Maurice de Vlaminck