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
Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures...
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of...
With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.
I have been no more than a medium, as it were.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
I don't know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I'm some...
There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose,...
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds...
Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.
It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color -...
I did my sculpture as a painter. I did not work as a sculptor.
An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner...
I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.
A picture must possess a real power to generate light [and] for a long time...
Jazz is rhythm and meaning.
Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving.
Aren't you [Tahiti Lagoons] one of the seven wonders of the Paradise of painters?
There is no interruption between my older paintings and my cutouts. Just that with an...
I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the...
Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.