Those who work in a preconceived style, deliberately turning their backs on nature, miss the truth. An artist must recognize, when he is reasoning, that his picture is an artifice; but when he is painting, he should feel that he…
Quote by Henri Matisse
The best way to kill time is to work it to death
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
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.
Jazz is rhythm and meaning.
I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a...
He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of...
Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving.
A young woman has young claws, well sharpened. If she has character, that is. And...
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...
In love, the one who runs away is the winner.
I'm growing old, I delight in the past.
With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.
I don't know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I'm some...
A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time...
Every artist was first an amateur.
Art is pattern informed by sensibility.
Art is too serious to be taken seriously.