The paintings that really excite me have an erotic element or side to them irrespective of subject matter.
I suppose I would still prefer to sit under a tree with a picnic basket rather than under a gas pump, but signs and comic strips are interesting as subject matter.
Rather Sit Prefer
I wanted to portray very, very dark subject matter and a deceptively complex story in the brightest colours and simplest lines possible to leave the readers reeling.
Reeling Deceptively Brightest
'Playboy' made the good life a reality for me and made it the subject matter of my paintings - not affluence and luxury as such, but joie de vivre itself.
Life Reality Subject
I'm attracted to images that come from a personal exploration of a subject matter. When they have a personal stamp to them, then I think it becomes identifiable.
Images Come Then
The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer.
The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.
Character Matter Subject Matter
To go from politics to news, at least the subject matter is the same, even if the view is different.
Subject Matter View Even
One of the things I've learned as a filmmaker is to have some aspect of the movie be something that I admire greatly, whether that's an actor I'm working with, the subject matter, or a book.
Whether Working Things
We would sift through every inch of what it was that worked, or if it didn't, and wonder what was effective in it, in terms of paint, the subject matter, the size, the drawing.
Wonder Sift Worked
Today painters do not have to go to a subject matter outside of themselves. Most modern painters work from a different source. They work from within.
Painters Subject Themselves
I got quite bored, serving in the bar. Since I was there, the customers wouldn't talk about women, and with half their subject matter denied them, it was: horses, silence; horses, silence.