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Howard Hodgkin's Profile

Brief about Howard Hodgkin: By info that we know Howard Hodgkin was born at 1932-08-06. And also Howard Hodgkin is British Artist.

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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.

Tags: Alone, Until, Work

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

Tags: Keep, Picture, Until

A collection makes its own demands. Many artists have been collectors. I think of it rather as an illness. I felt it was using up too much energy.

Tags: Energy, Makes, Rather

A painting is finished when the subject comes back, when what has caused the painting to be made comes back as an object.

Tags: Finished, Painting, Subject

Collecting has been my great extravagance. It's a way of being. I collect for the same reason that I eat too much-I'm one of nature's shoppers.

Tags: Great, Nature, Reason

I am happy for people to talk about my pictures, but I wish devoutly that I was not expected to talk about them myself.

Tags: Happy, Talk, Wish

I am isolated as an artist, not as a person.

Tags: Artist, Isolated

I don't look at the work of my contemporaries very much; I tend to look at pictures by dead artists. It's much easier to get near their paintings.

Tags: Dead, Pictures, Work

I don't really have a historical overview of my work at all. I'm not an art historian. I don't see that there's this period and that period.

Tags: Art, Period, Work

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

Tags: Paint, Picture, Seriously

I fell through a crack for years. Historically, I am a nothing because I fit in no category. I can only be me.

Tags: Category, Crack, Fit

I find old copies of National Gallery catalogues, which are written in the dryest possible prose, infinitely soothing.

Tags: Old, Possible, Written

I hate painting.

Tags: Hate, Painting

I look at my pictures, and I think, 'Well, how did I do that?'

Tags: Pictures

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?'

Tags: Once, Picture, Said

I think that words are often extraneous to what I do.

Tags: Often, Words

I think words come between the spectator and the picture.

Tags: Between, Picture, Words

I want my pictures to be things. I want them to be made up of marks that are physically and individually self-sufficient.

Tags: Marks, Physically, Pictures

I'm very envious of the few artists who are any good and still do portraits.

Tags: Artists, Few, Good

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

Tags: England, Thought, Worry

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