And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art
My father suffered much and toiled painfully all his life, for he had no resources other than the proceeds of his trade from which to support himself and his wife and family.
But I shall let the little I have learnt go forth into the day in order that someone better than I may guess the truth, and in his work may prove and rebuke my error. At this I shall rejoice that I was yet a means whereby this truth has come to light.
As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.
If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.
Since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art.
Help us to recognize your voice, help us not to be allured by the madness of the world, so that we may never fall away from you, O Lord Jesus Christ.
No single man can be taken as a model for a perfect figure, for no man lives on earth who is endowed with the whole of beauty.
There is no man on earth who can give a final judgment on what the most beautiful shape may be. Only God knows.
The artist is chosen by God to fulfill his commands and must never be overwhelmed by public opinion.
I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.
What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things.
Why has God given me such magnificent talent? It is a curse as well as a great blessing.