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Famous Paul Cezanne Quotes and Sayings
Inspirational Art Quotes by the French
post impressionist artist Paul Cezanne
born Paul Cézanne - 19th of
January, 1839 / Died - France on the 22nd
of October, 1906
Popular Paul Cezanne themes include card players,
portraits, still lifes, and landscapes that
influenced Picasso and Cubism.
+ The Louvre is the book in which we learn to
+ For an Impressionist to paint from nature is
not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations.
+ It took me 40 years to find out that painting
is not sculpture.
+ Doubtless there are things in nature which have
not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them,
he opens the way for his successors.
+ 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.
+ Don't be an art critic, but paint, there lies
+ I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand
years without stopping and I would still feel
as though I knew nothing.
+ 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.
+ The painter must enclose himself within his
work; he must respond not with words, but with
+ A work of art which did not begin in emotion
is not art.
+ We must not be content to memorize the beautiful
formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let
us go out and study beautiful nature.
+ 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.