The ArtQuotes.net website is a collection of quotations by creative people, mostly artists.
New quotes and artist profiles are added every week.
Stay in Touch
Art Quotes on Social Media. Come follow us :-)
Profile of the Australian artist Brett Whiteley
Born Brett Whiteley - Australia - 7th of April, 1939 / Died - Thirroul - 15th of June, 1992
Brett Whiteley is a famous Sydney painter, sculptor, draftsman, and printmaker. He is best known for his views of Sydney, semi-surreal landscapes, and the curving line that featured prominently in most of his works.
Paintings Quotes Biography Museum
Brett Whiteley Profile
Browse through a small gallery of paintings and drawings by the Australian artist.
Collection of art quotes and sayings by Whiteley about life, painting, and more.
Whiteley Life / Bio
Information on the life of the artist, including a chronology of life events.
Whiteley Studio / Museum
Details of the Brett Whiteley studio in Sydney which is now managed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
- "I was intrigued
and enormously drawn to extremism by people who had blown their
lives or who had taken their lives outside the normal conventions
- "Art is the thrilling
spark that beats death - thats all."
- "A painting is a
record of the extremely intensified moments of life where
more than one space, two senses of time, more than the law even
seems at work, where the emotional forces seem to be propelling
one to a dangerous limit, where reason and explanations become too
enfeebled or too speeded-up to matter."
- "The fine art of
painting, which is the bastard of alchemy, always has been and always
will be, a game. The rules of the game are quite simple: in a given
arena, on as many psychic fronts as the talent allows, one must
visually describe, the center of the meaning of existence."
- "Painting is an
argument between what it looks like and what it means."
- "I can't stand mindless
purity - I have soaked myself in skepticism and am by nature magnetized
- "I didn't look at
Bosch once while painting any of this (Alchemy). This painting is
about my inner paddock, which maybe means that all inner paddocks