Fauvism was our ordeal by fire... colours became charges of dynamite. They were expected to charge light... The great merit of this method was to free the picture from all imitative and conventional contact.
We become intoxicated with color, with words that speak of color, and with the sun that makes colors brighter.
It was the era of photography. This may have influenced us, and played a part in our reaction against anything resembling a snapshot of life. (On the year 1905)
Colors were dynamite for us.
Art must not be intelligent; art is a jouisance, an enjoyment
The greatest danger in art is too much knowledge.
I'd like to study the drawings of kids. That's where the truth is, without a doubt.
The substance of painting is light.
I do not innovate. I transmit.
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