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A Quote by Alison L Mackie on painting, risk, art, expression, expose, alison mackie, and artist

So worried was I that people would see through the painting into my soul - and guess at secret Alison stuff - that I scraped the paint off the canvas. It was too risky to expose what everyone hides...And yet isn't that the job of the artist? Next step is to take the risk - to work more deeply. To expose that which cannot be expressed any other way. That is art. Scary and exciting.

Alison Mackie

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on painting, poetry, and art

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rater than seen.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

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A Quote by Agnes Martin on jackson pollock, ecstasy, painting, and art

Pollock was terrific. I think he freed himself of all kinds of worry about this world. Ran around and dripped, and then he managed to express ecstasy.

Agnes Martin

Source: Simon, Joan. “Perfection Is In The Mind: An Interview with Agnes Martin” (1995), Art in America, May 1996.

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A Quote by Agnes Martin on painting, art, and perfection

You can’t make a perfect painting. We can see perfection in our minds. But we can’t make a perfect painting.

Agnes Martin

Source: Simon, Joan. “Perfection Is In The Mind: An Interview with Agnes Martin” (1995), Art in America, May 1996.

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A Quote by Agnes Martin on art, nature, and painting

There’s nobody living who couldn’t stand all afternoon in front of a waterfall .... Anyone who can sit on a stone in a field awhile can see my painting. Nature is like parting a curtain, you go into  it .... as you would cross an empty beach to look at the ocean.

Agnes Martin

Source: Agnes Martin exhibition catalogue, 1996

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A Quote by Agnes Martin on painting, art, and perfection

I hope I have made it clear that the work is about perfection as we are aware of it in our minds but that the paintings are very far from being perfect — completely removed in fact — even as we ourselves are.

Agnes Martin

Source: Martin, Agnes. Schriften (Writings)

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A Quote by Agnes Martin on art and painting

My paintings are certainly nonobjective. They’re just horizontal lines. There’s not any hint of nature. And still everybody responds, I think.

Agnes Martin

Source: Martin, Agnes. Schriften (Writings)

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A Quote by Frida Kahlo on portrait, art, painting, distance, love, and self

I love you more than my own skin.

Frida Kahlo

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A Quote by Frida Kahlo on portrait, art, painting, distance, love, and self

I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.

Frida Kahlo

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A Quote by Frida Kahlo on portrait, art, painting, distance, and love

I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.

Frida Kahlo

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