Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint.
If Art relates itself to an Object, it becomes descriptive, divisionist, literary.
This communication alone, by the comparison of the antagonisms, rivalries, movements which give birth to decisive moments, permits the evolution of the soul, whereby a man realizes himself on earth. It is impossible to be concerned with anything else in art.
Direct observation of the luminous essence of nature is for me indispensable.
Light in Nature creates the movement of colors.
Nature engenders the science of painting.
Painting is by nature a luminous language.
Simultaneity in light is harmony, the rhythm of colors which creates the Vision of Man.
Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting.
Light comes to us by the sensibility. Without visual sensibility there is no light, no movement.
In this movement of colors I find the essence, which does not arise from a system, or an a priori theory.
This synchronous action then will be the Subject, which is the representative harmony.
The eye is the most refined of our senses, the one which communicates most directly with our mind, our consciousness.
I say it is indispensable to look ahead of and behind oneself in the present. If there is such a thing as tradition, and I believe there is, it can only exist in the sense of the most profound movements of culture.
Vision is the true creative rhythm.