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Quotes by Ingres - (14 quotes)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - From the Colour category:

-on Titian...
There is true color, there is nature without exaggeration, without forced brilliance! He is exact. (Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - From the Colour category:

Better gray than garishness. (Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - From the Consideration category:

The chief consideration for a good painter is to think out the whole of his picture, to have it in his head as a whole... so that he may then execute it with warmth and as if the entire thing were done at the same time. (Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - From the Drawing category:

One must keep right on drawing; draw with your eyes when you cannot draw with a pencil. (Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - From the Drawing category:

Drawing includes three and a half quarters of the content of painting... Drawing contains everything, except the hue. (Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - From the Drawing category:

Drawing is the probity of art. To draw does not mean simply to reproduce contours; drawing does not consist merely of line: drawing is also expression, the inner form, the plane, modeling. See what remains after that. (Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - From the Exhibitions category:

The exhibition has now become no more than a bazaar where mediocrity spreads itself out with impudence. The exhibitions are useless and dangerous... they ought to be abolished. (Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - From the Intimacy category:

Muscles I know; they are my friends. But I have forgotten their names. (Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - From the Invention category:

The way good inventions are made is to familiarize yourself with those of others. The men who cultivate letters and the arts are all sons of Homer. (Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - From the Masters category:

Make copies, young man, many copies. You can only become a good artist by copying the masters. (Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - From the Seeing category:

As long as you do not hold a balance between your seeing of things and your execution, you will do nothing that is really good. (Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - From the Taste category:

Fine and delicate taste is the fruit of education and experience. (Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - From the Time category:

It takes 25 years to learn to draw, one hour to learn to paint. (Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - From the Tones category:

You have to observe flowers in order to find the right tones for the folds of clothes. (Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres)