” I don’t think you can lightly paint a picture. It’s an activity I take very seriously. “


” Matisse was very clear about saying that you have to blow your own trumpet and explain yourself, which I think has been slightly forgotten. “


” In England, it’s thought to be morally suspect to worry about what your surroundings look like. “


” I’m vulnerable to criticism. Any artist is, because you work alone in your studio and, until recently, critics were the only way you’d get any feedback. “


” You keep on balancing and balancing and balancing until the picture wins, because then the subject’s turned into the picture. “


” I once was interviewed and got so exasperated that I said, ‘What do you want, a shopping list?’ They kept asking, ‘What’s in this picture? “



All 6 Howard Hodgkin Quotes about You in picture


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Matisse was very clear about saying that you have to blow your own trumpet and explain yourself, which I think has been slightly forgotten.


In England, it
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You keep on balancing and balancing and balancing until the picture wins, because then the subject
I once was interviewed and got so exasperated that I said,
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