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Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. ---->>>

Work at the same time on sky, water, branches, ground, keeping everything going on an equal basis... Don't be afraid of putting on colour... Paint generously and unhesitatingly, for it is best not to lose the first impression.

Work at the same time on sky, water, branches, ground, keeping everything going on an equal basis... Don't be afraid of putting on colour... Paint generously and unhesitatingly, for it is best not to lose the first impression.

Don't be afraid in nature: one must be bold, at the risk of having been deceived and making mistakes. ---->>>

Everything is beautiful, all that matters is to be able to interpret. ---->>>

It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character. ---->>>

Cover the canvas at the first go, then work at it until you see nothing more to add.

Cover the canvas at the first go, then work at it until you see nothing more to add.

God takes care of imbeciles, little children and artists. ---->>>

I sometimes have a horrible fear of turning up a canvas of mine. I'm always afraid of finding a monster in place of the precious jewels I thought I had put there! ---->>>

I began to understand my sensations, to know what I wanted, at around the age of forty - but only vaguely. ---->>>

Paint the essential character of things. ---->>>

I regard it as a waste of time to think only of selling: one forgets one's art and exaggerates one's value. ---->>>

It is absurd to look for perfection. ---->>>

When you do a thing with your whole soul and everything that is noble within you, you always find your counterpart. ---->>>

At fifty, that is in 1880, I formulated the idea of unity, without being able to render it. At sixty, I am beginning to see the possibility of rendering it. ---->>>

Observe that it is a great error to believe that all mediums of art are not closely tied to their time. ---->>>

I remember that, although I was full of fervour, I didn't have the slightest inkling, even at forty, of the deeper side to the movement we were pursuing by instinct. It was in the air! ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: July 10, 1830
Birthplace: Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands)
Die: 11-13, 1903
Occupation: Artist
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Camille Pissarro (French: [kamij pisaʁo]; 10 July 1830 – 13 November 1903) was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St Thomas (now in the US Virgin Islands, but then in the Danish West Indies). His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (wikipedia)