What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
Quote by Henri Matisse
I'm growing old, I delight in the past.
I wouldn't mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.
You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within...
I did my sculpture as a painter. I did not work as a sculptor.
Those who work in a preconceived style, deliberately turning their backs on nature, miss the...
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...
With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.
I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds...
A young woman has young claws, well sharpened. If she has character, that is. And...
It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else.
In love, the one who runs away is the winner.
In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be...
My curves are not crazy.
There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose,...
Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth...
Jazz is rhythm and meaning.