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

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


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


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


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.


The world doesn't understand me and I don't understand the world, that's why I've withdrawn from it.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


I want to die painting.


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


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


The artist makes things concrete and gives them individuality.


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


I am a pupil of Pissarro.


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


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


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.


Art is a harmony parallel with nature.


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