It is the artist who is truthful and it is photography which lies, for in reality time does not stop
If the artist only reproduces superficial features as photography does, if he copies the lineaments of a face exactly, without reference to character, he deserves no admiration. The resemblance which he ought to obtain is that of the soul.
The human body is first and foremost a mirror to the soul and its greatest beauty comes from that.
I believe that photography can create great works of art, but hitherto it has been extraordinarily bourgeois and babbling. (1908)
Mere exactitude, of which photography and moulage [life casting] are the lowest forms, does not inspire feelings.
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