19 Total Quotes

Edgar Degas Quotes

It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.
Edgar Degas
#French Artist

Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things
Edgar Degas
#Art

Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
Edgar Degas
#French Artist #Painting

Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty.
Edgar Degas
#French Artist #Difficulty

What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming.
Edgar Degas
#Conversation #French Artist

One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement.
Edgar Degas
#French Artist #Art

No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.
Edgar Degas
#French Artist #Art

Art is vice. You don't marry it legitimately, you rape it.
Edgar Degas
#French Artist #Art

In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false
Edgar Degas
#Painting

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Edgar Degas
#French Artist #Art

In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.
Edgar Degas
#French Artist

Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.
Edgar Degas
#French Artist