Milton Avery quotes

  • Why talk when you can paint?
    -- Milton Avery

    #Art #Paint

  • The idea is in my head to put it down is nothing.
    -- Milton Avery


  • Nature is my springboard. From her I get my initial impetus. I have tried to relate the visible drama of mountains, trees, and bleached fields with the fantasy of wind blowing and changing colors and forms.
    -- Milton Avery

    #Nature #Drama #Color

  • I try to construct a picture in which shapes, spaces, colors, form a set of unique relationships, independent of any subject matter. At the same time I try to capture and translate the excitement and emotion aroused in me by the impact with the original idea.
    -- Milton Avery

    #Independent #Unique #Color

  • Keep painting - day in - day out. Be absorbed by it.
    -- Milton Avery


  • Art is like turning corners, one never knows what is around the corner until one has made the turn.
    -- Milton Avery

    #Art #Made #Turns

  • Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.

  • Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.

  • While other creators make a big show of their art Mani Sir makes it look as though anyone can do what he does.

  • The obedient in art are always the forgotten . . . The country is glorious but its beauties are unknown, and but waiting for a real live artist to splash them onto canvas . . . Chop your own path. Get off the car track.

  • Has it led you to the conclusion that photography is an art ? Or it is simply a means of recording ? "I'm glad you asked that. I've been wanting to say this for years. Is cooking an art ? Is talking an art ? Is even painting an art ? It is artfulness that makes art, not the medium itself. Of course photography is an art - when it is in the hands of artists."

  • I never use nature as a starting point. I never abstract from nature; I never consciously think of nature when I paint.

  • If only someone else could paint what I see, it would be marvellous, because then I wouldnt have to paint at all.

  • Painters aren't expected to paint bleak pictures, are they?

  • I know all the theory of everything but when I paint I don't think of anything except the subject and me.

  • I paint not by sight but by faith. Faith gives you sight.