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Wayne Thiebaud Quotes

An artist has to train his responses more than other people do. He has to be as disciplined as a mathematician. Discipline is not a restriction but an aid to freedom. It prepares an artist to choose his own limitations ...
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Art is not delivered like the morning paper; it has to be stolen from Mount Olympus.

— Wayne Thiebaud

An artist has to train his responses more than other people do. He has to be as disciplined as a mathematician. Discipline is not a restriction but an aid to freedom. It prepares an artist to choose his own limitations ...

— Wayne Thiebaud

Every paint-stroke takes you farther and farther away from your initial concept. And you have to be thankful for that.

— Wayne Thiebaud

Common objects become strangely uncommon when removed from their context and ordinary ways of being seen.

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If you stare at an object, as you do when you paint, there is no point at which you stop learning things from it.

— Wayne Thiebaud

If I don't have anything better to do that day, I'll copy paintings, generally by people who have some relationship to the work of the moment.

— Wayne Thiebaud

I'm a believer in the notion that artists who do good work believe in the ideas of extremes.

— Wayne Thiebaud

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