It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else.
Quote by Henri Matisse
I did my sculpture as a painter. I did not work as a sculptor.
I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within...
A picture must possess a real power to generate light [and] for a long time...
In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be...
There are wonderful things in real jazz, the talent for improvisation, the liveliness, the being...
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
Jazz is rhythm and meaning.
The best way to kill time is to work it to death
Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving.
There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose,...
My curves are not crazy.
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...
Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures...
I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a...
Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that...
I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth...
Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.