Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones it will always stay blue; whereas yellow is blackened in its shades, and fades away when lightened; red when darkened becomes brown, and diluted with white is no longer red, but another color – pink.
I paint is the way I see things with my eyes and in my heart.
My eyes were made to erase all that is ugly.
The subject itself is of no account; what matters is the way it is presented.
When I feel a little confused, the only thing to do is to turn back to the study of nature before launching once again into the subjects closest to heart.
Blue is the only color that maintains its own character in all its tones…it will always stay blue.
One must not imitate the sun, one must make oneself into a sun.
I don't follow any system. All the laws you can lay down are only so many props to be cast aside when the hour of creation arrives.
Nature, my dear sir, is only a hypothesis.
France has lived a long time - eight or nine centuries - and yet art in France, too, was derivative up until the 19th Century.
American art, like America, must wait and live a while longer.
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