lifestyle paintings of Bicolano artisans

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.  
~Pablo Picasso

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. 
 ~Stella Adler

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.  ~Leonardo da Vinci

We all know that Art is not truth.  Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand.  The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.  
~Pablo Picasso

The artist's world is limitless.  It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.  It is always on his doorstep.  
~Paul Strand

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. 
 ~Oscar Wilde

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.  ~André Gide

Very few people possess true artistic ability.  It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort.  If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.  
~Fran Lebowitz

The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist.  The artist does not tinker with the universe, he recreates it out of his own experience and understanding of life. 
 ~Henry Miller

For me, painting is a way to forget life.  It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.  
~Georges Rouault

Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale 'til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free. 
 ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?  
~Pablo Picasso

All great art comes from a sense of outrage.  
~Glenn Close

One of the best things about paintings is their silence - which prompts
 reflection and random reverie.  
~Mark Stevens

Reflexes and instincts are not pretty.  It is their decoration that initiates art. 
 ~Martin H. Fischer

A subject that is beautiful in itself gives no suggestion to the artist.  It lacks imperfection.  ~Oscar Wilde

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.  
~Albert Camus

A great artist is always before his time or behind it.  
~George Moore

The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place:  from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.  
~Pablo Picasso

All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul.  Purple is not just a noun and an adjective but also a verb - when you look at it, it's looking back at you.  
~Uniek Swain

As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.  
~John Lubbock

*** all paintings are available @ Mayon Art Gallery,
 Albay Provincial Capitol, Legazpi City***



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