Henri Rousseau, Self-portrait, 1890
"Beauty is the promise of happiness."Henri Rousseau
Will Barnet, Self-Portrait, 1981
"You have to believe in what you’re doing. In the long run, you have to feel that what you’re doing, regardless of the trends, will have a lasting quality."
Edvard Munch, Self-Portrait Against Two Color Background
"For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art. “ Edvard Munch
Edward Hopper - self-portrait
"In its most limited sense, modern art would seem to concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period.” Edward Hopper
Eugene Delacroix - self-portrait
“Mediocre people have an answer for everything and are astonished at nothing. They always want to have the air of knowing better than you what you are going to tell them.”
Diego Rivera - self-portrait
"If I ever loved a woman, the more I loved her, the more I wanted to hurt her. Frida was only the most obvious victim of this disgusting trait.”
Salvador Dali in 1944
Photo by Philippe Halsman. Jane Halsman Bello © Halsman Estate
"The difference between a madman and me is that I am not mad."
Robert Henri in 1907
Photo by Gertrude Käsebier. Delaware Art Museum
“A work of art is the trace of a magnificent struggle.”
"Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information." (Man Ray)
Francis Bacon - self-portrait, 1969
"I should have been, I don’t know, a con-man, a robber or a prostitute. But it was vanity that made me choose painting, vanity and chance."
"I was born a bitch. I was born a painter."
"Only a bad artist thinks he has a good idea. A good artist does not need anything."