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.
We live in a rainbow of Chaos.
For an impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations
People think how a sugar basin has no physiognomy, no soul. But it changes every day.
Is it the factitious and the conventional that most surely succeed on earth and in the course of life?
My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I've been pursuing all my life.
The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
An art which isn't based on feeling isn't an art at all.
Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
Don't be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.
I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.
I have nothing to hide in art. The initial force alone can bring anyone to the end he must attain.
Is art really the priesthood that demands the pure in heart who belong to it wholly?
The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.
You say a new era in art is preparing; you sensed it coming; continue your studies without weakening. God will do the rest.
Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors.
I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.
Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.
Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.
We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature.
It is impossible for emotion not to come on us in thinking of that time now flowed away.
Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
I ask you to pray for me, for once age has overtaken us, we find consolation only in religion.
I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.