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Thomas Eakins Quotes

Quotes by Thomas Eakins - (7 quotes)

Thomas Eakins - From the Construction category:

The brush is a more powerful and rapid tool than the point or the stump... the main thing that the brush secures is the instant grasp of the grand construction of a figure. (Thomas Eakins)

Thomas Eakins - From the Enthusiasm category:

Enthusiasm for one's goal lessens the disagreeableness of working toward it. (Thomas Eakins)

Thomas Eakins - From the Nature category:

The big artist... keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools. (Thomas Eakins)

Thomas Eakins - From the Nudes category:

- letter to his father, 1867...
When a man paints a naked woman he gives her less than poor Nature did. I can conceive of few circumstances wherein I would have to paint a woman naked, but if I did I would not mutilate her for double the money. She is the most beautiful thing there is - except a naked man, but I never saw a study of one exhibited. (Thomas Eakins)

Thomas Eakins - From the Patriotism category:

Of course, it is well to go abroad and see the works of the old masters, but Americans... must strike out for themselves, and only by doing this will we create a great and distinctly American art. (Thomas Eakins)

Thomas Eakins - From the Simplicity category:

In mathematics the complicated things are reduced to simple things. So it is in painting. (Thomas Eakins)

Thomas Eakins - From the Thinking category:

Strain your brain more than your eye. (Thomas Eakins)