Edgar Degas - Quotes

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Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do. ---->>>

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. ---->>>

It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.

It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.

No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters. ---->>>

What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming. ---->>>

One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement. ---->>>

In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false. ---->>>

Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things. ---->>>

Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: July 19, 1834
Birthplace: Paris, France
Die: 09-27, 1917
Occupation: Artist
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Edgar Degas (US: or UK: ; born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas, French: [ilɛːʁ ʒɛʁmɛ̃ ɛdɡaʁ də ɡɑ]; 19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917) was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers (wikipedia)