321 Total Quotes

French Artist 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.
Claude Monet
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In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters.
Paul Gauguin
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The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.
Paul Cezanne
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Truth exists, only falsehood has to be invented.
Georges Braque
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The fingers must be educated, the thumb is born knowing.
Marc Chagall
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When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.
Paul Cezanne
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I shut my eyes in order to see.
Paul Gauguin
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The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
Paul Cezanne
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All the evolution we know of proceeds from the vague to the definite.
Charles Peirce
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There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.
Paul Gauguin
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Claude Monet
Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
Claude Monet
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Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.
Andrew Grove
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Only useless things are indispensable.
Francis Picabia
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Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.
Paul Cezanne
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An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.
Henri Matisse
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Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
Henri Matisse
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Jazz is rhythm and meaning.
Henri Matisse
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For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.
Jean Dubuffet
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My curves are not crazy.
Henri Matisse
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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
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Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.
Georges Braque
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Truth exists; only lies are invented.
Georges Braque
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Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny.
Georges Braque
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There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.
Georges Braque
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To define a thing is to substitute the definition for the thing itself.
Georges Braque
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For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.
Georges Rouault
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Some say they see poetry in my paintings; I see only science.
Georges Seurat
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Originality depends only on the character of the drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist.
Georges Seurat
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All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.
Marc Chagall
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Color does not add a pleasant quality to design - it reinforces it.
Pierre Bonnard
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