"Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God."
"A painting is finished when the artist says it is finished."
"What an infinitely sympathetic painting. This is the essence of Rembrandt's genius. It's his sympathy for humankind which makes his art eternal." [Van Gogh on "The Jewish Bride"]
"Rembrandt was himself a universal spirit, and this spirit informs everything that he painted, so that a biblical legend, a carcass of an ox, a naked woman, his own self-portrait — all stand as symbols of an all-embracing sympathy. Perhaps only Shakespeare, in another art, has that kind of universal intelligence." [Sir Herbert Read]
"His temperament was that of a Prophet — a God-possessed man, brother to Dostoevski, and teeming with the future, a future he bore within him as the Hebrew prophets bore within them the coming of the Messiah, and as he bore within himself the past." [Andre Malreaux]
Perhaps Fi and Se valuing.