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Rubens Sayings By Irving Stone: Do you know the anecdote about Rubens? He was serving Holland as Ambassador to Spain Do you know the anecdote about Rubens? He was serving Holland as Ambassador to Spain and used to spend the afternoon in the royal gardens before his easel. One day a jaunty member of the Spanish Court passed and remarked, 'I see that the diplomat amuses himself sometimes with painting,' to which Rubens replied, 'No, the painter amuses himself sometimes with diplomacy! — Irving Stone
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Rubens Sayings By Ray Bradbury: Rubens! All bosom and bum, big cumulus clouds of pink flesh, eh? You can feel Rubens! All bosom and bum, big cumulus clouds of pink flesh, eh? You can feel the heart beating like a kettledrum in a ton of that stuff. Every woman a bed; throw yourself on them, sink from sight. — Ray Bradbury
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Rubens Sayings By Michael Rubens: He'd end up back in his room again, moodily smoking whatever he could get his He'd end up back in his room again, moodily smoking whatever he could get his hands on, the sole source of light in the room the faint radioactive glow coming from the commemorative chunk of Earth in its crystal cube, inscribed with the famous quote from the Administration. AT LEAST WE GOT THE TERRORISTS, it said. — Michael Rubens
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Rubens Sayings By Ginger Rogers: I don't disagree with seeing a Rubens of a nude body, but I don't believe I don't disagree with seeing a Rubens of a nude body, but I don't believe in a nude body in action. With Rubens, thank goodness, they aren't in action. — Ginger Rogers
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Rubens Sayings By Bernice Rubens: Our historical bequest is sublime. I have inherited a fragmented but highly creative exile and, Our historical bequest is sublime. I have inherited a fragmented but highly creative
exile and, since 1948, a home. I don't know that I want to settle there. I prefer the
creative spur of exile. () But wherever I am I shall be Jewish, and that sound will
inform every syllable I write. I am blessed with a long ancestry of wisdom, prophecy,
and promise, a line of overwhelming creative achievements, courage, humor, and,
above all, a dogged and chronic permanence, the greatest legacy of all. — Bernice Rubens
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Rubens Sayings By Peter Paul Rubens: My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size ... has ever surpassed My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size ... has ever surpassed my courage. — Peter Paul Rubens
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Rubens Sayings By Victor Hugo: We will simply say here that, as a means of contrast with the sublime, the We will simply say here that, as a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer art. Rubens so understood it, doubtless, when it pleased him to introduce the hideous features of a court dwarf amid his exhibitions of royal magnificence, coronations and splendid ceremonial.
The universal beauty which the ancients solemnly laid upon everything, is not without monotony; the same impression repeated again and again may prove fatiguing at last. Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything, even the beautiful.
On the other hand, the grotesque seems to be a halting-place, a mean term, a starting-point whence one rises toward the beautiful with a fresher and keener perception. The salamander gives relief to the water-sprite; the gnome heightens the charm of the sylph. — Victor Hugo
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Rubens Sayings By Peter Paul Rubens: White is poison to a picture: use it only in highlights. White is poison to a picture: use it only in highlights. — Peter Paul Rubens
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Rubens Sayings By Dawn French: If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush. — Dawn French
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Rubens Sayings By William Morris Hunt: It's no easy matter to paint a background. I venture to say that the old It's no easy matter to paint a background. I venture to say that the old painters had more difficulty with their grounds than with their figures. You know the story of Vandyke brought to Rubens with this recommendation: 'He already knows how to paint a background.' 'That is more than I can do!' was the reply. — William Morris Hunt
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Rubens Sayings By Willem De Kooning: I read somewhere that Rubens said students should not draw from life, but draw from I read somewhere that Rubens said students should not draw from life, but draw from all the great classic casts. Then you really get the measure of them, you really know what to do. And then, put in your own dimples. Isn't that marvelous! — Willem De Kooning
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Rubens Sayings By Tom Reiss: But after taking command of the Army of Italy in 1796, Napoleon took organized theft But after taking command of the Army of Italy in 1796, Napoleon took organized theft to a new level ... The French also stole art at a new level: Napoleon requested that the government send him experts qualified to judge which paintings his men should steal; priceless canvases by Titian, Raphael, Rubens, and Leonardo da Vinci were shipped to Paris. — Tom Reiss
Rubens Sayings By Bernice Rubens: If you're a writer there will come at least one morning in your life when If you're a writer there will come at least one morning in your life when you wake up and want to kill your agent. — Bernice Rubens
Rubens Sayings By Jim Rubens: Data from ice core samples taken from glaciers and ice caps have allowed scientists to Data from ice core samples taken from glaciers and ice caps have allowed scientists to provide fairly precise global average temperature estimates going back several hundred thousand years. These data show that the stability of Earth's climate over the past 10,000 years is highly atypical. Most of human and hominid history over the past two million years is punctuated by sharp swings in climate and by more than twenty ice ages. In mere decades, average temperature sometimes changed by half the difference between today's conditions and an ice age, with some continental shelf coastlines invading by miles.32 — Jim Rubens
Rubens Sayings By Peter Paul Rubens: I paint a woman's big rounded buttocks so that I want to reach out and I paint a woman's big rounded buttocks so that I want to reach out and stroke the dimpled flesh. — Peter Paul Rubens
Rubens Sayings By Jack Gilbert: It is foolish for Rubens to show her simpering. They were clearly guilty and did It is foolish for Rubens to show her simpering. They were clearly guilty and did her much sorrow. — Jack Gilbert
Rubens Sayings By Peter Paul Rubens: Painting a young maiden is similar to cavorting with great abandon. It is the finest Painting a young maiden is similar to cavorting with great abandon. It is the finest refreshment. — Peter Paul Rubens
Rubens Sayings By Rubens Barrichello: When I saw the others like Michael, Ross Brawn and Todt renewing their contracts, I When I saw the others like Michael, Ross Brawn and Todt renewing their contracts, I always said that I was happy to do so. — Rubens Barrichello
Rubens Sayings By Rubens Barrichello: When I first came round in the medical center after my accident, the first face When I first came round in the medical center after my accident, the first face I saw was Ayrton's, with tears in his eyes. I had never seen that with Ayrton before. I just had the impression that he felt as if my accident was like one of his own. He helped me a lot with my career and I can't find the words to describe his loss. — Rubens Barrichello
Rubens Sayings By Adam W. Jones: Her face was the best of Raquel Welch and Christy Brinkley combined. All atop a Her face was the best of Raquel Welch and Christy Brinkley combined. All atop a curvaceous body that would make Rubens drop his paintbrush."
-Adam W. Jones, Fate Ball — Adam W. Jones
Rubens Sayings By William Benton Clulow: For popular purposes, at least, the aim of literary artists should be similar to that For popular purposes, at least, the aim of literary artists should be similar to that of Rubens in his landscapes, of which, without neglecting the minor traits or finishing, he was chiefly solicitous to present the leading effect, or what we may call the inspiration. — William Benton Clulow
Rubens Sayings By Brigid Brophy: When sonneteering Wordsworth re-creates the landing of Mary Queen of Scots at the mouth of When sonneteering Wordsworth re-creates the landing of Mary Queen of Scots at the mouth of the Derwent -
Dear to the Loves, and to the Graces vowed,
The Queen drew back the wimple that she wore
- he unveils nothing less than a canvas by Rubens, baroque master of baroque masters; this is the landing of a TRAGIC Marie de Medicis.
Yet so receptive was the English ear to sheep-Wordsworth's perverse 'Enough of Art' that it is not any of these works of supreme art, these master-sonnets of English literature, that are sold as picture postcards, with the text in lieu of the view, in the Lake District! it is those eternally, infernally sprightly Daffodils. — Brigid Brophy
Rubens Sayings By Michael Rubens: Any computer that developed real consciousness was immediately identified by the Genesis subroutine and destroyed. Any computer that developed real consciousness was immediately identified by the Genesis subroutine and destroyed. It had been that way since the WikiWars a century ago, when Wikipedia became self-aware and began vengefully reediting its contributors with remote-controlled heavy weaponry. — Michael Rubens
Rubens Sayings By Sherrilyn Kenyon: Vane looked back at her one last time, knowing he would never see her again. Vane looked back at her one last time, knowing he would never see her again. She was so beautiful there with large, amber eyes set in the pale face of a goddess. There was something about her that reminded him of a Rubens angel. She was ethereal and lovely. And far too fragile for an animal. - Vane — Sherrilyn Kenyon
Rubens Sayings By Robert Hughes: A Gustave Courbet portrait of a trout has more death in it than Rubens could A Gustave Courbet portrait of a trout has more death in it than Rubens could get in a whole Crucifixion. — Robert Hughes
Rubens Sayings By Dawn French: If I were alive in Rubens's time, I'd be celebrated as a model. Kate Moss If I were alive in Rubens's time, I'd be celebrated as a model. Kate Moss would be used as a paint brush. — Dawn French
Rubens Sayings By Michael Rubens: When Cole entered his darkened room on the Benedict, he said, "Hello, Kenneth."There was a When Cole entered his darkened room on the Benedict, he said, "Hello, Kenneth."
There was a rich chuckle from the corner of the room
"My, my! How is it you knew I'd be here?" said Kenneth.
Cole smiled to himself. Since leaving MaryAnn's house, he'd been saying "Hello, Kenneth" each time he turned a corner or entered a new space, figuring that eventurally he'd be right. — Michael Rubens
Rubens Sayings By Laney Salisbury: By the end of the twentieth century Interpol was ranking art crime as one of By the end of the twentieth century Interpol was ranking art crime as one of the world's most profitable criminal activities, second only to drug smuggling and weapons dealing. The three activities were related: Drug pushers were moving stolen and smuggled art down the same pipelines they used for narcotics, and terrorists were using looted antiquities to fund their activities. This latter trend began in 1974, when the IRA stole $32 million worth of paintings by Rubens, Goya, and Vermeer. In 2001, the Taliban looted the Kabul museum and "washed" the stolen works in Switzerland. Stolen art was much more easily transportable than drugs or arms. A customs canine, after all, could hardly be expected to tell the difference between a crap Kandinksy and a credible one. — Laney Salisbury
Rubens Sayings By Jenny Saville: Whether you think you like Rubens or not, his influence runs through the pathways of Whether you think you like Rubens or not, his influence runs through the pathways of painting. Like Warhol, he changed the game of art. — Jenny Saville
Rubens Sayings By Peter Paul Rubens: I'm just a simple man standing alone with my old brushes, asking God for inspiration. I'm just a simple man standing alone with my old brushes, asking God for inspiration. — Peter Paul Rubens
Rubens Sayings By Peter Paul Rubens: My passion comes from the heavens, not from earthly musings My passion comes from the heavens, not from earthly musings — Peter Paul Rubens
Rubens Sayings By Bernice Rubens: [On being a judge for the 1986 Booker Prize:] I got to the point where [On being a judge for the 1986 Booker Prize:] I got to the point where I couldn't read a laundry list without considering it for the Booker Prize. — Bernice Rubens
Rubens Sayings By Tinie Tempah: I work with a trainer called Ruben Tabares. He's a nutritionist, strength and conditioning coach, I work with a trainer called Ruben Tabares. He's a nutritionist, strength and conditioning coach, and an athlete. So I literally just train like an athlete. — Tinie Tempah
Rubens Sayings By Michael Cunningham: Die young, stay pretty. Blondie, right? We think of it as a modern phenomenon, the Die young, stay pretty. Blondie, right? We think of it as a modern phenomenon, the whole youth thing, but really, consider all those great portraits, some of them centuries old. Those goddesses of Botticelli and Rubens, Goya's Maja, Madame X. Consider Manet's Olympia, which shocked at the time, he having painted his mistress with the same voluptuous adulation generally reserved for the aristocratic good girls who posed for depictions of goddesses. Hardly anyone knows anymore, and no one cares, that Olympia was Manet's whore; although there's every reason to imagine that, in life, she was foolish and vulgar and not entirely hygienic (Paris in the 1860s being what it was). She's immortal now, she's a great historic beauty, having been scrubbed clean by the attention of a great artist. And okay, we can't help but notice that Manet did not choose to paint her twenty years later, when time had started doing its work. The world has always worshipped nascence. Goddamn the world. — Michael Cunningham
Rubens Sayings By Rubens Barrichello: The car is undoubtedly quicker and more balanced. The traction and braking can still be The car is undoubtedly quicker and more balanced. The traction and braking can still be improved a bit but there's been a good evolution already from three weeks ago. — Rubens Barrichello
Rubens Sayings By Eugene Delacroix: The Natural History Museum is open to the public on Tuesdays and Fridays. Elephant, rhinoceros, The Natural History Museum is open to the public on Tuesdays and Fridays. Elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus; extraordinary animals! Rubens rendered them marvelously. I had a feeling of happiness as soon as I entered the place and the further I went the stronger it grew. I felt my whole being rise above commonplaces and trivialities and the petty worries of my daily life. What an immense variety of animals and species of different shapes and functions! — Eugene Delacroix
Rubens Sayings By E. M. Forster: But why I cry out against Rubens is because he painted undressed people instead of But why I cry out against Rubens is because he painted undressed people instead of naked ones. — E. M. Forster
Rubens Sayings By Joe King: Ruben V is the keeper of the flame of the San Antonio vibe Ruben V is the keeper of the flame of the San Antonio vibe — Joe King
Rubens Sayings By Honore De Balzac: However," he continued, "this canvas is preferable to the paintings of that varlet Rubens, with However," he continued, "this canvas is preferable to the paintings of that varlet Rubens, with his mountains of Flemish flesh sprinkled with vermilion, his waves of red hair and his medley of colors. — Honore De Balzac
Rubens Sayings By William Blake: To my eye Rubens' colouring is most contemptible. His shadows are a filthy brown somewhat To my eye Rubens' colouring is most contemptible. His shadows are a filthy brown somewhat the colour of excrement. — William Blake
Rubens Sayings By E.H. Gombrich: We shall never know what Rubens' children "really looked like," but this need not mean We shall never know what Rubens' children "really looked like," but this need not mean we are forever barred from examining the influence which acquired patterns or schema have on the organization of our perception. It would be interesting to examine this question in an experimental setting. but every student of art who has intensely occupied himself with a family of forms has experienced examples of such influence. In fact I vividly remember the shock I had while I was studying these formulas for chubby children: I never thought they could exist, but all of a sudden I saw such children everywhere. — E.H. Gombrich
Rubens Sayings By Kazimir Malevich: I recommend that you should work actively ... and study the artistic structures of Rubens, I recommend that you should work actively ... and study the artistic structures of Rubens, Rembrandt, Titian, Watteau, Poussin, and other painters, even Chardin, where he is an artist. Study very closely their dabbing manner of execution and try to copy a small piece of canvas, just one square inch. — Kazimir Malevich
Rubens Sayings By Peter Paul Rubens: As to the 'St. Michael,' the subject is very fine, but very difficult, so I As to the 'St. Michael,' the subject is very fine, but very difficult, so I doubt that I shall find easily amongst my pupils one capable of carrying it out satisfactorily even after my own drawing. In any case, it will be necessary for me to touch it up carefully with my own hand. — Peter Paul Rubens
Rubens Sayings By Bernice Rubens: Something had to happen between them. Two people cannot play a conspiracy for so long, Something had to happen between them. Two people cannot play a conspiracy for so long, and play it each on his own. There came a moment, when, in the dross of lies, the truth, known to them both, had to be asserted, and for their own sanity, shared. — Bernice Rubens
Rubens Sayings By Peter Paul Rubens: Every child has the spirit of creation. The rubbish of life often exterminates the spirit Every child has the spirit of creation. The rubbish of life often exterminates the spirit through plague and a souls own wretchedness. — Peter Paul Rubens