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
He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.
Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures...
Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving.
I'm growing old, I delight in the past.
It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color -...
An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner...
Exactitude is not truth.
The best way to kill time is to work it to death
Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that...
You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within...
I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a...
Creativity takes courage.
Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.
There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose,...
Jazz is rhythm and meaning.
A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time...
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Aren't you [Tahiti Lagoons] one of the seven wonders of the Paradise of painters?
England is a paradise for women and hell for horses; Italy is a paradise for...
Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better.