Paul Cezanne - Quotes

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Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.

Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.

We live in a rainbow of chaos.

We live in a rainbow of chaos.

It's so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas. ---->>>

The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

If isolation tempers the strong, it is the stumbling-block of the uncertain. ---->>>

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art. ---->>>

The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.

The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.

Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations. ---->>>

The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself. ---->>>

Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured. ---->>>

Art is a harmony parallel with nature. ---->>>

The artist makes things concrete and gives them individuality. ---->>>

For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations. ---->>>

I've come to the conclusion that it's not really possible to help others. ---->>>

Painting is damned difficult - you always think you've got it, but you haven't. ---->>>

An art which isn't based on feeling isn't an art at all. ---->>>

There are two things in the painter, the eye and the mind; each of them should aid the other. ---->>>

A thousand painters ought to be killed yearly. Say what you like: I'm every inch a painter. ---->>>

Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones. ---->>>

The world doesn't understand me and I don't understand the world, that's why I've withdrawn from it. ---->>>

Don't be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation. ---->>>

Keep good company - that is, go to the Louvre. ---->>>

With an apple I will astonish Paris. ---->>>

The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it. ---->>>

The painter must enclose himself within his work; he must respond not with words, but with paintings. ---->>>

I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting. ---->>>

You say a new era in art is preparing; you sensed it coming; continue your studies without weakening. God will do the rest.

You say a new era in art is preparing; you sensed it coming; continue your studies without weakening. God will do the rest.

I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing. ---->>>

People think how a sugar basin has no physiognomy, no soul. But it changes every day. ---->>>

We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature. ---->>>

My nervous system is enfeebled, only work in oils can sustain me. ---->>>

Here, on the river's verge, I could be busy for months without changing my place, simply leaning a little more to right or left. ---->>>

I paint as if I were Rothschild. ---->>>

I ask you to pray for me, for once age has overtaken us, we find consolation only in religion. ---->>>

Is art really the priesthood that demands the pure in heart who belong to it wholly? ---->>>

Is it the factitious and the conventional that most surely succeed on earth and in the course of life? ---->>>

I'll always be grateful to the public of intelligent amateurs. ---->>>

Optics, developing in us through study, teach us to see. ---->>>

One does not substitute oneself for the past, one merely adds to it a new link. ---->>>

The clear French landscape is as pure as a verse of Racine. ---->>>

I allow no one to touch me. ---->>>

I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.

I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.

Tell me, do you think I'm going mad? I sometimes wonder, you know. ---->>>

I am a pupil of Pissarro. ---->>>

I have nothing to hide in art. The initial force alone can bring anyone to the end he must attain.

I have nothing to hide in art. The initial force alone can bring anyone to the end he must attain.

It is impossible for emotion not to come on us in thinking of that time now flowed away. ---->>>

I am the primitive of the method I have invented. ---->>>

A puny body weakens the soul. ---->>>

Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors. ---->>>

I want to die painting. ---->>>

With a painter's temperament, all that's needed are the means of expression sufficient to be intelligible to the wide public. ---->>>

I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.

I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.

I have sworn to die painting. ---->>>

Two sittings a day of my models and I'm totally exhausted. ---->>>

My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I've been pursuing all my life. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: January 19, 1839
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Die: 10-22, 1906
Occupation: Artist
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Paul Cézanne (US: or UK: ; French: [pɔl sezan]; 19 January 1839 – 22 October 1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavor to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century (wikipedia)