Thursday, January 22, 2009

Artist Quotes On Portraiture

"Ah! Portraiture, portraiture with the thought, the soul of the model in it, that is what I think must come." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Like Chekhov, I am a collector of souls.... I think if I hadn't been an artist, I could have been a psychiatrist". - Alice Neel

" The character of a face in a drawing depends not upon its various proportions, but upon a spiritual light which it reflects". - Henri Matisse

" I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world. " - Samuel Johnson

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