There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.
Quote by Henri Matisse
He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.
It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else.
Aren't you [Tahiti Lagoons] one of the seven wonders of the Paradise of painters?
I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.
I did my sculpture as a painter. I did not work as a sculptor.
It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color -...
A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time...
There is no interruption between my older paintings and my cutouts. Just that with an...
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving.
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of...
Work cures everything.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a...
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds...
In love, the one who runs away is the winner.
I have been no more than a medium, as it were.
I'm growing old, I delight in the past.
In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be...
Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that...