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Claude Monet Quotes

Claude Monet
No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.
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Claude Monet
I would advise young artists . . . to paint as they can, as long as they can, without being afraid of painting badly . . . . If their painting doesn't improve by itself, it means that nothing can be done - and I wouldn't do anything!
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For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life - the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.
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Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
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Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. To such an extent indeed that one day, finding myself at the deathbed of a woman who had been and still was very dear to me, I caught myself in the act of focusing on her temples and automatically analyzing the succession of appropriately graded colors which death was imposing on her motionless face.
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I waited for the idea to consolidate, for the grouping and composition of themes to settle themselves in my brain. When I felt I held enough cards I determined to pass to action, and did so.
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I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
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The effect of sincerity is to give one's work the character of a protest. The painter being concerned only with conveying his impression, simply seeks to be himself and no one else.
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Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
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I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
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My life has been nothing but a failure.
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