Georges Rouault - Quotes

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The richness of the world, all artificial pleasures, have the taste of sickness and give off a smell of death in the face of certain spiritual possessions.

The richness of the world, all artificial pleasures, have the taste of sickness and give off a smell of death in the face of certain spiritual possessions.

For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh. ---->>>

The artist discards all theories, both his own and those of others. He forgets everything when he is in front of his canvas. ---->>>

The conscience of an artist worthy of the name is like an incurable disease which causes him endless torment but occasionally fills him with silent joy. ---->>>

A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human. ---->>>

Often pagans, with their eyes wide open, do not see very clearly. ---->>>

Subjective artists are one-eyed, but objective artists are blind. ---->>>

My only objective is to paint a Christ so moving that those who see him will be converted. ---->>>

I am a believer and a conformist. ---->>>

Nothing is old, nothing is new, save the light of grace underneath which beats a human heart. The way of feeling, of understanding, of loving; the way of seeing the country, the faces that your father saw, that your mother knew. The rest is chimerical. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: May 27, 1871
Birthplace:
Die: 02-13, 1958
Occupation: Artist
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Georges Henri Rouault (French: [ʒɔʁʒ ʁuo]; 27 May 1871 – 13 February 1958) was a French painter, draughtsman, and printer, whose work is often associated with Fauvism and Expressionism.(wikipedia)