Claude Monet on Art and Painting
Claude Monet: To Paint ...Paint
" [ I would advise young artists ] to paint as they can, as long as they can, without being afraid of painting badly ... If their painting does not improve by itself, it means nothing can be done - and I wouldn't do anything!..."
" No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition. Techniques vary, art stays the same: it is a transposition of nature at once forceful and sensitive. "
" Pictures aren't made out of doctrines. Since the appearance of impressionism, the official salons, which used to be brown, have become blue, green, and red ... But peppermint or Chocolate, they are still confections. "
Goldwater, R & Treves, M. 1976. Artists on Art, From the 14th to the 20th Century . John Murray.
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