The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.
We live in a rainbow of chaos.
Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
Keep good company - that is, go to the Louvre.
The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.
Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.
Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.
I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing.
Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.
Here, on the river's verge, I could be busy for months without changing my place, simply leaning a little more to right or left.
I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.
Painting is damned difficult - you always think you've got it, but you haven't.
If isolation tempers the strong, it is the stumbling-block of the uncertain.
You say a new era in art is preparing; you sensed it coming; continue your studies without weakening. God will do the rest.
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