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Famous James Whistler Quotes and Sayings|
Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous American
realist painter James McNeill Whistler
born James Abbott McNeill Whistler
- Massachusetts, USA - 11th of July, 1834
/ Died London, England 17th July, 1903
Famous James Whistler paintings include portraits
and city scenes with a focus on tone and balance.
Whistler saw a connection between music and
paint, with many of his titles reflecting
his interest, using words like harmonies,
arrangements, and nocturnes. "Whistler's
Mother" or "Arrangement in Grey
and Black: The Artist's Mother" is one
of the more famous paintings by the artist.
+ It takes a long time for a man to look like
+ The masterpiece should appear as the flower
to the painter.. perfect in its bud as in its
bloom.. with no reason to explain its presence..
no mission to fulfill.. a joy to the artist, a
delusion to the philanthropist.. a puzzle to the
botanist.. an accident of sentiment and alliteration
to the literary man.
+ I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because
heaven has granted me no offspring.
+ I maintain that two and two would continue to
make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur
for three, or the cry of the critic for five.
+ To say of a picture, as is often said in its
praise, that it shows great and earnest labor,
is to say that it is incomplete and unfit for
+ An artist's career always begins tomorrow.
+ An artist is not paid for his labor but for