Famous Quotes By Paul Cezanne


  1. A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
  2. An art which isn't based on feeling isn't an art at all.
  3. Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
  4. Don't be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.
  5. Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors.
  6. For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations.
  7. Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
  8. I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.
  9. I ask you to pray for me, for once age has overtaken us, we find consolation only in religion.
  10. I have nothing to hide in art. The initial force alone can bring anyone to the end he must attain.
  11. I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.
  12. I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
  13. Is art really the priesthood that demands the pure in heart who belong to it wholly?
  14. My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I've been pursuing all my life.
  15. My nervous system is enfeebled, only work in oils can sustain me.
  16. Painting from nature is not copying the object it is realizing one's sensations.
  17. Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.
  18. The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.
  19. The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.
  20. The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it.
  21. We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature.
  22. 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.
  23. You say a new era in art is preparing you sensed it coming continue your studies without weakening. God will do the rest.

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