Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.
Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.
The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.
The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings
I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
The painting has a life of its own
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Drawing is not what you see but what you must make others see.
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.
I paint for myself. I don't know how to do anything else, anyway. Also I have to earn my living, and occupy myself.
I want to act because I don't know how to do anything else.
On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.
Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was.
I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.
I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
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