Edward Hopper short quotes

What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house. ---->>>

If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint. ---->>>

Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world. ---->>>

More of me comes out when I improvise. ---->>>

Maybe I am not very human - what I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house. ---->>>

No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination. ---->>>

In general it can be said that a nation's art is greatest when it most reflects the character of its people. ---->>>

I have tried to present my sensations in what is the most congenial and impressive form possible to me. ---->>>

My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature. ---->>>

The only real influence I've ever had was myself. ---->>>

There is a sort of elation about sunlight on the upper part of a house. ---->>>

I trust Winsor and Newton and I paint directly upon it. ---->>>

Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely with life and nature's phenomena before it can again become great. ---->>>

The question of the value of nationality in art is perhaps unsolvable. ---->>>

If the picture needs varnishing later, I allow a restorer to do that, if there's any restoring necessary. ---->>>

If I had the energy, I would have done it all over the county. ---->>>

Well, I have a very simple method of painting. ---->>>

I think that zinc white has a property of scaling and cracking. ---->>>

In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period. ---->>>

I use a retouching varnish which is made in France, Libert, and that's all the varnish I use. ---->>>

I find linseed oil and white lead the most satisfactory mediums. ---->>>

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Edward Hopper profile (edward-hopper.jpg)
Nationality: American
Born: July 22, 1882
Birthplace: Upper Nyack, New York, United States
Die: 05-15, 1967
Occupation: Artist