„[.. it had been fun] to be able to draw in the midst of boredom and misery..“

—  Otto Dix

Otto Dix quoted by Eva Karcher, in Otto Dix, New York: Crown Publishers, 1987, p. 14; as cited by Roy Forward, in 'Education resource material: beauty, truth and goodness in Dix's War' https://nga.gov.au/dix/edu.pdf, p. 8
Dix sometimes later recalled in this way of his endless hours in the trenches of World War 1 (1914-1918)

Letzte Aktualisierung 22. Mai 2020. Geschichte
Otto Dix Foto
Otto Dix3
deutscher Maler der Neuen Sachlichkeit und des Expressionis… 1891 - 1969

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„If the Union is dissolved and the Government disrupted, I shall return to my native State and share the miseries of my people, and, save in defense will draw my sword on none.“

—  Robert E. Lee Confederate general in the Civil War 1807 - 1870

Letter to his son http://radgeek.com/gt/2005/01/03/robert-e-Lee-owned-slaves-and-defended-slavery/, G. W. Custis Lee (23 January 1861).
1860s
Kontext: I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than a dissolution of the Union. It would be an accumulation of all the evils we complain of, and I am willing to sacrifice everything but honor for its preservation. I hope, therefore, that all constitutional means will be exhausted before there is a resort to force. Secession is nothing but revolution. The framers of our Constitution never exhausted so much labor, wisdom, and forbearance in its formation, and surrounded it with so many guards and securities, if it was intended to be broken by every member of the Confederacy at will. It is intended for 'perpetual Union,' so expressed in the preamble, and for the establishment of a government, not a compact, which can only be dissolved by revolution, or the consent of all the people in convention assembled. It is idle to talk of secession: anarchy would have been established, and not a government, by Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, and all the other patriots of the Revolution. … Still, a Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets, and in which strife and civil war are to take the place of brotherly love and kindness, has no charm for me. I shall mourn for my country and for the welfare and progress of mankind. If the Union is dissolved and the Government disrupted, I shall return to my native State and share the miseries of my people, and, save in defense will draw my sword on none.

James Thurber Foto

„My drawings have been described as pre-intentionalist, meaning that they were finished before the ideas for them had occurred to me. I shall not argue the point.“

—  James Thurber American cartoonist, author, journalist, playwright 1894 - 1961

Interview, Life Magazine (New York, March 14, 1960).
Letters and interviews

„What I always longed to do was to be able to paint like I can draw, most artists would tell you that, they would all like to paint like they can draw.“

—  David Hockney British artist 1937

From a series of interviews with Marco Livingstone (April 22 - May 7, 1980 and July 6 - 7, 1980) quoted in Livingstone's David Hockney (1981), p. 207
1980s

Michael Lewis Foto
Samuel Butler (poet) Foto

„Have always been at daggers-drawing,
And one another clapper-clawing.“

—  Samuel Butler (poet) poet and satirist 1612 - 1680

Canto II, line 79
Quelle: Hudibras, Part II (1664)

Henry Adams Foto
Josh Billings Foto
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Foto

„Look, as long as we can enrich uranium and master the fuel cycle, we don’t need anything else. Our neighbors will be able to draw the proper conclusions.“

—  Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Iranian politician, Shi'a cleric and Writer 1934 - 2017

Said to George Perkovich http://irancoverage.com/2007/12/12/the-nie-spin-in-washington-and-tehran/ (2005)
2005

Vincent Van Gogh Foto

„.. by going on drawing those types of working people, etc., I hope to arrive at the point of being able to do illustration work for papers and books.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

In his letter to brother Theo, from Brussels, Belgium (January 1881, letter 140); as quoted in Vincent van Gogh, edited by Alfred H. Barr; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935 https://www.moma.org/documents/moma_catalogue_1996_300061887.pdf, p. 19
being art student in Brussels
1880s, 1881

Vincent Van Gogh Foto

„I couldn't tell you how happy I feel to have taken up drawing again. It had already been on my mind for a long time, but I always saw the thing as impossible and beyond my reach“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

In his letter to Theo, from Cuesmes, 24 September 1880 - original manuscript of letter no. 158 - at Van Gogh Museum, location Amsterdam - inv. no. b156 V/1962, http://vangoghletters.org/vg/letters/let158/letter.html
Van Gogh's copies (drawings) he made after the work of Rousseau have been lost
1880s, 1880
Kontext: First and foremost, the masterly etching, 'The bush', by Daubigny/Ruisdael. [ Daubigny's etching 'The bush', he made after Jacob van Ruisdael ].... I plan to do two drawings, either in sepia or something else, one of them after this etching [by Daubigny] — the other [etching, made] after T. Rousseau's 'The oven in Les Landes'. This latter sepia is already done — it's true — but if you compare it with Daubigny's etching, you'll understand that it becomes weak, even though the sepia drawing considered on its own may very well have a certain tone and sentiment. I have to go back to it and work on it again.... I couldn't tell you how happy I feel to have taken up drawing again. It had already been on my mind for a long time, but I always saw the thing as impossible and beyond my reach.

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Pricasso Foto

„Pricasso had a long line of people waiting to pay him to paint with his penis. The former builder said he had always been talented at drawing but five years ago came up with the idea of creating art with a different type of implement.“

—  Pricasso Australian painter 1949

[Ellen Lutton, Sexpo draws crowds... and then they're painted, The Sun-Herald, Sydney, Australia, 7 March 2010, 25, Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited.]
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Abraham Lincoln Foto

„The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

1860s, Thanksgiving Proclamation (1863)
Kontext: The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.

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