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Matching Game: Words to Works

Who said it???

You’ve seen these artists express themselves with brushstroke, line, paint, and color, but have you ever heard them express themselves with words? Do these two forms of expression match up?

Play my game to see if you can match the art work to the art word!

Below you will find a list of quotes straight from the mouth of some of the masters of modern and contemporary art. Following the quotes are images of artworks by these artists in the DMA collection. They have been all mixed up, so it is up to you to pair the quote and the artist. I will reveal the answers next week in the comments section of this post.

Good luck!

  1. “The fact that one usually begins with drawing is already academic. [I] start with color.”
  2. “So I said to myself – I’ll paint what I see…but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking the time to look at it – I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.”
  3. “On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.”
  4. “I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say ‘he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.’ I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.”
  5. “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
  6. “Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.”


Hannah Burney

McDermott Intern for Teaching Programs


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