James Whistler Quotes

James Whistler Quotes: To say of a picture, as is often said in its praise, that it shows great and earnest labour, is to say that it is incomplete and unfit for view.
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James Whistler Quote: An artist's career always begins tomorrow
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Quotes about James Whistler: The masterpiece should appear as the flower to the painter - perfect in its bud as in its bloom - with no reason to explain its presence - no mission to fulfill - a joy to the artist, a delusion to the philanthropist - a puzzle to the botanist - an accident of sentiment and alliteration to the literary man.
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Quote about James Whistler: If the man who paints only the tree, or flower, or other surface he sees before him were an artist, the king of artists would be the photographer. It is for the artist to do something beyond this.
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James Whistler Sayings: The explanation is quite simple. I wished to be near my mother.
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James Whistler Saying: As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight and the subject-matter has nothing to do with harmony of sound or of color.
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Sayings about James Whistler: It is for the artist... in portrait painting to put on canvas something more than the face the model wears for that one day; to paint the man, in short, as well as his features.
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Saying about James Whistler: Nature contains the elements, in colour and form, of all pictures, as the keyboard contains the notes of all music. But the artists is born to pick, and choose, and group with science, these elements, that the result may be beautiful - as the musician gathers his notes, and forms his chords, until he brings forth from chaos glorious harmony
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James Whistler Quotes: A student of James McNeill Whistler tells the great artist, 'I tend to paint what I see.' Whistler replies, 'Ah! The shock will come when you see what you paint!
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James Whistler Quote: The world is divided into two classes - invalids and nurses.
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Quotes about James Whistler: An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
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