The attacks of which I have been the object have broken the spring of life in me... People don't realize what it feels like to be constantly insulted.
Conciseness in art is essential and a refinement. The concise man makes one think; the verbose bores. Always work towards conciseness.
There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.
One must be of one's time and paint what one sees.
I am influenced by everbody. But every time I put my hands in my pockets I find someone else's fingers there.
This woman's work is exceptional. Too bad she's not a man.
It is not enough to know your craft - you have to have feeling. Science is all very well, but for us imagination is worth far more.
There is only one true thing: instantly paint what you see. When you've got it, you've got it. When you haven't, you begin again. All the rest is humbug.
I need to work to feel well.
You would hardly believe how difficult it is to place a figure alone on a canvas, and to concentrate all the interest on this single and universal figure and still keep it living and real.
Insults are pouring down on me as thick as hail.