Mannerism Quotes

 

You must study the Masters but guard the original style that beats within your soul and put to sword those who would try to steal it.

El Greco

 

In my opinion painters owe to Giotto, the Florentine painter, exactly the same debt they owe to nature, which constantly serves them as a model and whose finest and most beautiful aspects they are always striving to imitate and reproduce.

Giorgio Vasari

 

Artists create out of a sense of desolation. The spirit of creation is a excruciating, intricate exploration from within the soul.

El Greco

 

I was created by the all powerful God to fill the universe with my masterpieces.

El Greco
 

I paint my pictures with all the considerations which are natural to my intelligence, and according as my intelligence understands them.

Paolo Veronese

As long as art lives never shall I accept that men are truly dead.

Giorgio Vasari