Paul Cezanne Quotes (61 Quotes)


    I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.

    Right now a moment is fleeting by Capture its reality in paint To do that we must put all else out of our minds. We must become that moment, make ourselves a sensitive recording plate. give the image of what we actually see, forgetting everything that has been seen before our time.


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

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


    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.


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

    ... treat Nature by the sphere, the cylinder and the cone ...

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

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

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

    Perhaps I was born too early. I was more the painter of your generation than of mine.

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

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

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

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


    The world doesn't understand me and I don't understand the world, that's why I've withdrawn from it.


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

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




    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.

    Right now a moment of time is passing by We must become that moment.


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

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


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