You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.
Quote by Henri Matisse
I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
Work cures everything.
A young woman has young claws, well sharpened. If she has character, that is. And...
I did my sculpture as a painter. I did not work as a sculptor.
With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.
There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose,...
In love, the one who runs away is the winner.
Those who work in a preconceived style, deliberately turning their backs on nature, miss the...
Aren't you [Tahiti Lagoons] one of the seven wonders of the Paradise of painters?
Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that...
A picture must possess a real power to generate light [and] for a long time...
Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving.
An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner...
Creativity takes courage.
He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.
Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.
I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth...
Man is young as long as he can repeat his emotions; woman, as long as...
Young people, nowadays, imagine that money is everything, and when they grow older, they know...
To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms...