Who speaks of art speaks of poetry. There is not art without a poetic aim. There is a species of emotion particular to painting. There is an effect that results from a certain arrangement of colors, of lights, of shadows. It is this that one calls the music of painting
To say that a thing is beautiful is simply an act of faith, not a measurement on some kind of scale.
Nothing is important save the spiritual state that enables one to subjectify one's thoughts to a sensation and to think only of the sensation, all the while searching to express it.
I do not belong to any school, I simply want to do something that is personal to my self.
Conceive of a picture really as a series of harmonies.
The expressive techniques of painting are capable of conveying an analogy but not an impossible photograph of a moment.
We perceive nature through the senses, which give us images of forms of colour, sounds etc. A form which exists only in relation to another form on its own, it does not exist.
There is no art without a poetic aim.
The painter’s instrument
is his armchair.
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