To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.
Quote by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
If the painter works directly from nature, he ultimately looks for nothing but momentary effects;...
In painting, as in the other arts, there's not a single process, no matter how...
The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
I consider women who are authors, lawyers and politicians are monsters
I shut my eyes in order to see.
All of the arts, poetry, music, ritual, the visible arts, the theater, must singly and...
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
What garlic is to food, insanity is to art.
Everyone wants to understand painting. Why is there no attempt to understand the song of...
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into...
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal...
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be...
Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms.
What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to...
Every good painter paints what he is.
Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of...
Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives...
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of the arts.
The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen in the...
Free yourself from the burden of feeling the need to hold on to anything. Let...