„I am trying to intensify my feeling for the organic rhythm in all things, trying to establish a pantheistic contact with the tremor and flow of blood in nature, in animals, in the air – trying to make it all into a picture, with new movements and with colours that reduce our old easel paintings to absurdity.“

—  Franz Marc, Quote in Marc's letter to the publisher Reinhard Piper, 1908, as cited in Letters of the great artists – from Blake to Pollock, ed. Richard Friedenthal, Thames and Hudson, London, 1963, p. 207
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Franz Marc
pittore tedesco 1880 - 1916

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„Movement, change, light, growth, and decay are the life-blood of nature, the energies that I try to tap through my work.“

—  Andy Goldsworthy British sculptor and photographer 1956
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„I am never in a hurry to reach details. First and above all I am interested in the large masses and the general character of a picture; when these are well established, then I try for subtleties of form and color. I rework the painting constantly and freely, and without any systematic method.“

—  Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot French landscape painter and printmaker in etching 1796 - 1875
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„When I sit down to make a sketch from nature, the first thing I try to do is to forget that I have ever seen a picture.“

—  John Constable English Romantic painter 1776 - 1837
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„to try also, inasmuch as possible, to go beyond easel painting, which in my opinion has a narrow goal, and to bring myself closer, through painting, to the human masses I have never stopped thinking about.“

—  Joan Miró Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramicist 1893 - 1983
In: 'Je rêve d'un grand atelier', Miro 1938; as quoted in Calder Miró, ed. Elizabeth Hutton Turner / Oliver Wick; Philip Wilson Publishers, London 2004, p. 65

Ingrid Newkirk photo

„I am just trying to make the best possible case for the animals. That is clearly what I have been put on earth to do. Even after I am gone I will try to continue.“

—  Ingrid Newkirk British-American activist 1949
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„[Theophile] Gautier's article is very good. I begin to feel a little more contented. His remarks about my thick colours are also very just. The critics who see and judge my pictures are not forced to know that in painting them I am not guided by a definite intention, although I do my utmost to try and attain the aim which I have in sight, independently of methods. People are not even obliged to know why it is that I work in this way, with all its faults.“

—  Jean-François Millet French painter 1814 - 1875
Quote of Millet in his letter of 23 March 1851; as quoted by Julia Cartwright in Jean Francois Millet, his Life and Letters, Swan Sonnenschein en Co, Lim. London / The Macmillian Company, New York; second edition, September 1902, p. 112 the most famous painting of Millet 'The Sower', reviewed in an article then by Gautier, was exhibited for the first time in 'The Salon' of Paris, at the End of 1850

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„I believe easel painting to be a dying form, and the tendency of modern feeling is toward the wall picture or mural..“

—  Jackson Pollock American artist 1912 - 1956
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„We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome.“

—  John Steinbeck American writer 1902 - 1968
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„I think because I felt so sad I had to bring out my feelings, and try to create music that would make me and all my friends feel better.“

—  Brian Wilson American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer 1942
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