The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it.
Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
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.