Zitat des Tages von Paul Cezanne:
We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature.
Painting is damned difficult - you always think you've got it, but you haven't.
Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
I paint as if I were Rothschild.
The clear French landscape is as pure as a verse of Racine.
I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.
With an apple I will astonish Paris.
Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.
One does not substitute oneself for the past, one merely adds to it a new link.
I want to die painting.
The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.
The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
Don't be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.
There are two things in the painter, the eye and the mind; each of them should aid the other.
The world doesn't understand me and I don't understand the world, that's why I've withdrawn from it.
I have sworn to die painting.
Two sittings a day of my models and I'm totally exhausted.
Optics, developing in us through study, teach us to see.
I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
A thousand painters ought to be killed yearly. Say what you like: I'm every inch a painter.
We live in a rainbow of chaos.
The artist makes things concrete and gives them individuality.
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 have nothing to hide in art. The initial force alone can bring anyone to the end he must attain.
Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
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.
Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.
The painter must enclose himself within his work; he must respond not with words, but with paintings.
Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.
I am the primitive of the method I have invented.
Keep good company - that is, go to the Louvre.
My nervous system is enfeebled, only work in oils can sustain me.
It's so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
With a painter's temperament, all that's needed are the means of expression sufficient to be intelligible to the wide public.
I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing.