"The question of the value of nationality in art is perhaps unsolvable."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Edward Hopper on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Edward Hopper on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Edward Hopper on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Edward Hopper on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Edward Hopper on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"In general it can be said that a nation's art is greatest when it most reflects the character of its people."
"In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period."
"The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art, but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting."
"It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business, as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help, and that's my method."
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