"Shall we not say that we make a house by the art of building, and by the art of painting make another house, a sort of man-made dream produced for those who are awake?"
"The excellence of a painting lies between likeness and unlikeness. Too much likeness flatters popular taste; too much unlikeness deceives it."
— Qi Baishi
"As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight..."
— James McNeill Whistler