All my life I have worked to be able to earn my living, but I thought that one could do good painting without attracting attention to one's private life. Certainly, an artist wishes to raise himself intellectually as much as possible, but the man must remain obscure. The pleasure must be found in the work.
The Louvre is the book in which we learn to read.
It took me 40 years to find out that painting is not sculpture.
Don't be an art critic, but paint, there lies salvation.
The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.
We live in a rainbow of chaos.
When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
With an apple I will astonish Paris.
What is one to think of those fools who tell one that the artist is always subordinate to nature? Art is in harmony parallel with nature.
Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.