True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out.
You have to start somewhere. You can always erase reality later on.
I am stuck with my passion for the objective world, for the constantly shifting shades of meaning to the events of my life, to the states of being of the people I paint, and to the persistent need to get it right.
True realism, materialist realism lies in the search for the expression of forms faithful to their content. But there is no content detached from human interest.
Realism has to be such high quality, you can't fake it. It's all hanging out there like the laundry.
Comedy is exaggerated realism. It can be stretched to the almost ludicrous, but it must always be believable.
Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
I don't want realism. I want magic!
He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced right into nonobjective painting.
Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real.
REALISM, n. The art of depicting nature as it is seem by toads. The charm suffusing a landscape painted by a mole, or a story written by a measuring-worm.
It feels much better to me to think that an artist is working to show his appreciation of what already has been created than creating things himself.
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.
It has generally been assumed that of two opposing systems of philosophy, e.g., realism and idealism, one only can be true and one must be false; and so philosophers have been hopelessly divided on the question, which is the true one.
If you finish like a photograph, on the other hand, the picture has as much personality as a photograph.
Art Education is as important for a realist artist as an Alphabet is to learn a language.
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
While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.
I would never write realistic prose. I don't like people who try to write in a poetic style, but in the course of their book abandon it for realism, and weave back and forth like drunkards between the surreal and the real.
I stopped making movies because I don't like taking my clothes off. Maybe it's realism, but in my opinion, it's utter filth.
Any number of holier-than-thou honorable realists walk around in the belief that they have accomplished something, simply because they tell you for the hundredth time that a field is green and a red-painted house is painted red.
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.
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