Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
Quote by Henri Matisse
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds...
Better late than never is poor consolation for the man who has lost the opportunity...
He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Creativity takes courage.
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of...
Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.
Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that...
Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures...
I did my sculpture as a painter. I did not work as a sculptor.
All that I really have to recount are observations and notes made during the course...
Aren't you [Tahiti Lagoons] one of the seven wonders of the Paradise of painters?
I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that...
There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose,...
A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time...
I have been no more than a medium, as it were.
I wouldn't mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.
Work cures everything.
Jazz is rhythm and meaning.