George Frederick Watts

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I paint ideas, not things.

George Frederic Watts, (sometimes spelled George Frederick Watts) (London 23 February 1817 – 1 July 1904) was a popular English Victorian painter and sculptor associated with the Symbolist movement.


  • I paint ideas, not things. My intention is less to paint works that are pleasing to the eye than to suggest great thoughts which will speak to the imagination and the heart and will arouse all that is noblest and best in man.

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