Sunday, July 01, 2007

Sunday feeling irreverent

Finishing off a tulip triptych today, and surfing in between paint layers. Came across some amusing art quotes on my travels, which I thought I might share.

"Painting is the art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic."
Ambrose Bierce

"Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course."
George Bernard Shaw.

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
Pablo Picasso.

"There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad."
Salvador Dali.

"If it sells, it's art."
Frank Lloyd.

"Salvador Dali seduced many ladies, particularly American ladies, but these seductions usually consisted of stripping them naked in his apartment, frying a couple of eggs, putting them on the woman's shoulders and, without a word, showing them the door."
Luis Bunuel.

"When having my portrait painted I don't want justice, I want mercy."

Billy Hughes.

"The art galleries of Paris contain the finest collection of frames I ever saw."
Humphrey Davy.


Lorna said...

mmm ... I'm with frank lloyd.

Adam said...

I'm Wright with him, too ;-)