Paul Cezanne Quotes

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Born: January 19, 1839, Aix-en-Provence, France
Birth Country: France
Died: Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rh ne, France, October 22, 1906
Occupation: Artist

1.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

2.
An art which isn't based on feeling isn't an art at all.
- Paul Cezanne

3.
Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
- Paul Cezanne

4.
Don't be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.
- Paul Cezanne

5.
Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors.
- Paul Cezanne

6.
For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations.
- Paul Cezanne

7.
Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
- Paul Cezanne

8.
I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.
- Paul Cezanne

9.
I ask you to pray for me, for once age has overtaken us, we find consolation only in religion.
- Paul Cezanne

10.
I have nothing to hide in art. The initial force alone can bring anyone to the end he must attain.
- Paul Cezanne

11.
I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.
- Paul Cezanne

12.
I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
- Paul Cezanne

13.
Is art really the priesthood that demands the pure in heart who belong to it wholly?
- Paul Cezanne

14.
My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I've been pursuing all my life.
- Paul Cezanne

15.
My nervous system is enfeebled, only work in oils can sustain me.
- Paul Cezanne

16.
Painting from nature is not copying the object it is realizing one's sensations.
- Paul Cezanne

17.
Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.
- Paul Cezanne

18.
The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.
- Paul Cezanne

19.
The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.
- Paul Cezanne

20.
The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it.
- Paul Cezanne

21.
We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature.
- Paul Cezanne

22.
When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

23.
You say a new era in art is preparing you sensed it coming continue your studies without weakening. God will do the rest.
- Paul Cezanne

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