Jean-Marie Losson

They once said ...

Painting is 90% brainwork and 10% brushwork . (Jean-Marie Losson)

Painting is like golf; the fewer strokes I take, the better the picture. (John Marin)

Most people think I paint fast. I paint very slowly. (Claude Monet)

J'ai vu un ange dans le marbre et j'ai seulement ciselé jusqu'à l'en libérer. (Michel-Ange)

Happy are the young people who believe that it is easy. (Claude Monet)

I don't paint how it looks, I paint how it feels. (Robert Wade)

Ich finde die Bilder schlecht die Ich begreifen kann. (Gerhard Richter)

Above all keep your colours fresh! (Edouard Manet)

Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish.  (Balthus)

Der Maler ist das Auge der Welt. (Otto Dix)

When you start a painting, it is somewhat outside you. At the conclusion, you seem to move inside the painting. (Fernando Botero)

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.  (Vincent van Gogh)

Its an aggressive business, or occupation. I like how Adorno explained it: you can’t put pictures together. Paintings are always “mortal enemies.” That’s the correct term. It has to do with destruction. Each painting is an assertion that tolerates no company. (Gerhard Richter)

La peinture, c'est comme la merde ; ça se sent, ça ne s'explique pas. (Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec)

Das, was man malt, ist dem Maler, wie das Instrument, auf dem der Musiker seine Töne streicht. (Emil Nolde)

Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations. (Paul Cezanne)

Draw, Antonio, draw – draw and don't waste time! (Michelangelo)

Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of real and existing things... an object which is abstract, not visible, non-existent, is not within the realm of painting. (Gustave Courbet)

Painting is a visceral experience, one loaded with subtle information. Only Cezanne could get away with a system. (Wolf Kahn)

Un ton seul n'est qu'une couleur, deux tons c'est un accord, c'est la vie. (Henri Matisse)

Each brushstroke is precious, never to be repeated. (Brian Knowles)

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. (Michelangelo)

"When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have in front of you, a tree, a field. Merely think, here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape, until it gives your own naive impression of the scene." (Claude Monet)

La lumière est la seule réalité. (Robert Delaunay)

Vous ne pouvez rien faire dans l'art sans passion. (Marcel Salinas)

Si vous pouviez le dire avec des mots, il n'y aurait aucune raison de le peindre. (Edward Hopper)

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. (Scott Adams)

La couleur surtout et peut-être plus encore que le dessin est une libération. (Henri Matisse)

The most perfect technique is that which is not noticed at all. (Pablo Casals)

Creativity is contagious. Pass it on. (Albert Einstein... even though there is no evidence that he ever said or wrote this statement)

We already have the photograph. The goal is to paint something that we don’t have.  (Marilou van Lierop)

L'imagination est plus importante que le savoir. (Pablo Picasso)  

The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.  (Alberto Giacometti)

I might work on a painting for a month, but it has to look like I painted it in a minute. (Willem de Kooning)

The most interesting painting is one that expresses more of what one thinks than of what one sees.  (Mark Rothko)