Comedy is exaggerated realism. It can be stretched to the almost ludicrous, but it must always be believable.
Realism is condemned by those artists whose poverty of technique does not permit them to express it.
My mother learned that she was carrying me at about the same time the Second World War was declared; with the family talent for magic realism, she once told me she had been to the doctor's on the very day.
While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.
a likeness different from the products of the God-fearing photographer.
Accurate drawing, accurate colour, is perhaps not the essential thing to aim at, because the reflection of reality in a mirror, if it could be caught, colour and all, would not be a picture at all, no more than a photograph.
Even though I'm a realist, I try to let the medium show and allow it a certain degree of freedom.
You are to draw not reality, but the appearance of reality!
Sometimes I start in a very realistic fashion, and as I go on from one painting to another of the same kind, it becomes simplified until it can be nothing but abstraction.
Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich, astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy, magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking ride along Chicago's mean streets.
Without any intended hubris, I've lead a pretty exciting life. What I've tried to do in Mission Compromised is draw on those experiences to create a sense of excitement and realism within the story
I have this certain vision of the way I want my comics to look; this sort of photographic realism, but with a certain abstraction that comics can give. It's kind of a fine line.
Interesting is when one can produce a picture that is pretty, but with undercurrents. The metaphor that comes to mind is in the poems of Robert Frost.
Magic Realism is not new. The label's new, the specific Latin American form of it is new, its modern popularity is new, but it's been around as long as literature has been around.
I transformed myself in the zero of form and emerged from nothing to creation, that is, to Suprematism, to the new realism in painting - to non-objective creation.
Even a part of an object has value. A whole new realism resides in the way one envisages an object or one of its parts.
Every realistic picture represents a choice as to which features of reality should be given prominence; no painting ever captures the whole.
Art Education is as important for a realist artist as an Alphabet is to learn a language.
Abstraction and realism work best together.
Hawthorne has given us a tradition that some people refer to as Yankee Magic Realism, and I do think there is a certain quality to the landscape that definitely leads into the dark woods.
I firmly believe that a representational painting is only as strong as its abstract components.
The average artist, if he chooses, could render an exact drawing of what he sees. Artistic work not only allows but demands some deviation from form and line. Just how far this may go depends on the viewpoint of each painter.
I suggest that it is the honesty of the attempt to recreate the forms and spaces visually without artistic editing that is one of the hallmarks of realist painting.
Realism has to be such high quality, you can't fake it. It's all hanging out there like the laundry.
I only understand realism.
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