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Georges Rouault Quotes
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The artist discards all theories, both his own and those of others.
He forgets everything when he is in front of his canvas.
- Georges Rouault

I am a believer and a conformist.
- Georges Rouault

Often pagans, with their eyes wide open,
do not see very clearly.
- Georges Rouault

My only objective is to paint a Christ so moving that
those who see him will be converted.
- Georges Rouault


 

A tree against the sky possesses the same interest,
the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human.
- Georges Rouault

Subjective artists are one-eyed, but objective artists are blind.
- Georges Rouault

For me, painting is a way to forget life.
It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.
- Georges Rouault


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The richness of the world, all artificial pleasures,
have the taste of sickness and give off a smell of
death in the face of certain spiritual possessions.
- Georges Rouault

The conscience of an artist worthy of the name is like
an incurable disease which causes him endless torment
but occasionally fills him with silent joy.
- Georges Rouault

Nothing is old, nothing is new, save the light of grace
underneath which beats a human heart.
The way of feeling, of understanding,
of loving; the way of seeing the country,
the faces that your father saw, that your mother knew.
The rest is chimerical.
- Georges Rouault

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
- Edgard Varese

The artist in me cries out for design.
- Robert Frost

I love power.
But it is as an artist that I love it.
I love it as a musician loves his violin,
to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
- Franz Liszt

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't
doubt what they're doing.
- Francis Ford Coppola

The writer, when he is also an artist,
is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.
- Elia Kazan

Even a true artist does not always produce art.
- Carroll O'Connor

Every human is an artist.
The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz

I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist.
I never think about money.
Beautiful things make money.
- Lord Acton

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts -
such is the duty of the artist.
- Robert Schumann

The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty,
you know you're an artist.
- David Hockney

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.
- Jodie Foster

An artist is always alone - if he is an artist.
No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
- Henry Miller

I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist,
but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.
- Michael Palin

An artist never really finishes his work,
he merely abandons it.
- Paul Valery

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,
and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Every production of an artist should be the expression
of an adventure of his soul.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place:
from the sky,
from the earth, from a scrap of paper,
from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
- Pablo Picasso

I've been called many names like perfectionist,
difficult and obsessive.
I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the
details for any artist to be good.
- Barbra Streisand

A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his.
- Bobby Darin

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas,
a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
- Edward Steichen

That's the motivation of an artist -
to seek attention of some kind.
- James Taylor

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
- Andy Warhol

The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
- Novalis

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
- Eugene Delacroix

To an engineer, good enough means perfect.
With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
- Alexander Calder

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James Whistler

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
- George Edward Moore

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
- Charles Horton Cooley

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
- George Santayana

The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not.
The work is a private matter for the artist.
The house is not.
- Adolf Loos

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion,
which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed
so that a hundred years later,
when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
- William Faulkner

My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role,
is to try and express what we all feel.
Not to tell people how to feel.
Not as a preacher, not as a leader,
but as a reflection of us all.
- John Lennon

The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles,
and from that moment he is following the dark rapids
of an underground river which may sometimes flow so
near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.
- Cyril Connolly

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions;
and the plant is,
to a landscape artist, not only a plant -
rare,
unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance -
but it is also a color,
a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
- Roberto Burle Marx

A half dozen pictures would just about be enough for the life of an artist,
for my life.
- Giorgio Morandi

Never read bad stuff if you're an artist;
it will impair your own game.
- James Lee Burke

The more I grow as an artist, the more I think I become
like my father as an artist.
The more I diversify, the more I become like my father,
which is true to who he was.
- Ziggy Marley

The artist is a member of the leisured classes who
cannot pay for his leisure.
- Cyril Connolly

Computer technology is so built into our lives that
it's part of the surround of every artist.
- Steven Levy

I so much appreciate it when anybody tries to make
something and tries to be an artist -
I'm happy to see the work.
- Laurie Anderson

You have to write badly to write at all.
If it's crappy, I will rewrite it later.
But it will be mine.
You can hear the resonance of an artist who goes into herself.
- Kathy Mattea

I am an artist, art has no color and no sex.
- Whoopi Goldberg

I'm always looking for ways to develop as an artist,
especially as a jazz artist-to find different ways of testing my voice.
- Cassandra Wilson

As both a fine artist and a graphic designer,
I specialize in the visual presentation of words.
- John Langdon

The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is
to make a fool of himself.
- Pauline Kael

The artist never entirely knows.
We guess.
We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
- Agnes de Mille

I don't know what people find or like in me,
I'm hopelessly commonplace!
Current appreciation of my work is a bit highbrow,
I've always considered myself a popular artist.
- Maxfield Parrish

I think it would be nice to sell 15 million albums as a solo artist.
I'd have to deal with all the repercussions of that,
but that wouldn't be too bad.
- Glenn Frey

The lifestyle that an artist can have,
the freedom to wander in the landscape with no real pressure or deadlines,
was a very attractive one.
- John Dyer

The worst sin that can be committed against the artist
is to take him at his word,
to see in his work a fulfillment instead of an horizon.
- Henry Miller

I think older people can appreciate my music because
I really show my heart when I sing,
and it's not corny.
I think I can grow as an artist, and my fans will grow with me.
- Justin Bieber

Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination
to science and science to imagination,
where they meet, in the myth.
- Cyril Connolly

An artist can be truly evaluated only after he is dead.
At the very 11th hour, he might do something that will eclipse everything else.
- Van Cliburn

The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every
thought the greatest artist has.
- Michelangelo


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