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Paul Cezanne
January 19, 1839 - October 22, 1906
Nationality: French
Category: Artist
Subcategory: French Artist

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

    Topics: Art

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


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


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


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


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


I am the primitive of the method I have invented.


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


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


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


I allow no one to touch me.


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


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


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

    Topics: Art

A puny body weakens the soul.


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


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


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


I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.


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


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