Edward Hopper Quotes

Edward Hopper Quotes: Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.
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Edward Hopper Quote: In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period.
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Quotes about Edward Hopper: Well, I've always been interested in approaching a big city in a train, and I can't exactly describe the sensations, but they're entirely human and perhaps have nothing to do with aesthetics.
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Quote about Edward Hopper: I guess I'm not very human. All I really want to do is paint light on the side of a house.
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Edward Hopper Sayings: It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business, as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help, and that's my method.
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Edward Hopper Saying: No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.
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Sayings about Edward Hopper: There is a sort of elation about sunlight on the upper part of a house.
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Saying about Edward Hopper: What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
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Edward Hopper Quotes: One of the weaknesses of much abstract painting is the attempt to substitute the inventions of the intellect for a pristine imaginative conception. The inner life of a human being is a vast and varied realm and does not concern itself alone with stimulating arrangements of color, form and design. The term 'life' as used in art is something not to be held in contempt, for it applies all of its existence, and the province of art is to react to it and not to shun it. Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely with life and nature's phenomena before it can again be great.
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Edward Hopper Quote: I have tried to present my sensations in what is the most congenial and impressive form possible to me.
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Quotes about Edward Hopper: There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the surprise and accidents of nature and a more intimate and sympathetic study of its moods, together with a renewed wonder and humility on the part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions.
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Quote about Edward Hopper: Yes, linseed oil. I used to use poppy oil, but I have heard that poppy oil is given to cracking pigment too, so I use it no longer.
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Edward Hopper Sayings: I once got a little camera to use for details of architecture and so forth but the photo was always so different from the perspective the eye gives, I gave it up.
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Edward Hopper Saying: I find linseed oil and white lead the most satisfactory mediums.
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Sayings about Edward Hopper: If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression.
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Saying about Edward Hopper: My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature.
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Edward Hopper Quotes: In general it can be said that a nation's art is greatest when it most reflects the character of its people.
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Edward Hopper Quote: I use a retouching varnish which is made in France, Libert, and that's all the varnish I use.
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