A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
Quote by Paul Cezanne
One does not substitute oneself for the past, one merely adds to it a new...
Tell me, do you think I'm going mad? I sometimes wonder, you know.
Optics, developing in us through study, teach us to see.
With a painter's temperament, all that's needed are the means of expression sufficient to be...
Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is...
For an impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to...
Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.
Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist...
With an apple I will astonish Paris.
I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would...
I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.
My nervous system is enfeebled, only work in oils can sustain me.
Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
Painting is damned difficult - you always think you've got it, but you haven't.
I allow no one to touch me.
I paint as if I were Rothschild.
I am the primitive of the method I have invented.
Is it the factitious and the conventional that most surely succeed on earth and in...
I have sworn to die painting.
The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.