original oil paintings by south african artist

Paul Cézanne on Art and Painting

Paul Cézanne: Cylinder, Sphere and Cone

" May I repeat what I told you here: treat nature by cylinder, the sphere, the cone, everything in proper perspective so that each side of an object or a plane is directed towards a central point. "

Paul Cézanne: Do Not Be an Art Critic

" To achieve progress nature alone counts, and the eye is trained through contact with her. "

" Do not be an art critic, but paint; therein lies salvation."

Paul Cézanne: Study Nature

" Let us go forth to study beautiful nature, let us try to free our minds from them, let us strive to express ourselves according to our personal temperaments. Time and reflection, moreover, little by little modify our vision, and at last comprehension comes to us ..."

" Shall I ever reach the goal so eagerly sought and so long pursued? I hope so, but as long as it has not been attained a vague feeling of discomfort persists which will not disappear until I shall have gained the harbor - that is, until I shall have accomplished something more promising than what has gone before, thereby verifying my theories, which in themselves, are easy to put forth. "


Goldwater, R & Treves, M. 1976. Artists on Art, From the 14th to the 20th Century . John Murray.

Back to Words by Famous Artists main page


ArcyART.com | Site Map

© COPYRIGHT Arcy Art Original Oil Paintings, South African Art, International Art - All rights reserved