Famous Quote on Portrait Paintings

There are lots of famous quote on portrait paintings. In this post, I just want to share 5 of the best that I have picked.

There are only two styles of portrait painting, the serious and the smirk
~ Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870). An English novelist of the Victorian era.

A photograph is a portrait painted by the sun
~ Anonymous (Photography)

I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
~ Salvador Dalí (1904 – 1989), A Spanish surrealist painter.

When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait.
~ Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973). A Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor.

Most of our modern portrait painters are doomed to absolute oblivion. They never paint what they see. They paint what the public sees, and the public never sees anything.
~ Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900). An Irish writer, poet, and prominent aesthete.