Henri Matisse Quotes


19 Henri Matisse quotes:



"I'm growing old, I delight in the past."
Author: Matisse Quotes Category: Age And Aging Quotes French Artist Quotes
"There are always flowers for those who want to see them."
Author: Matisse Quotes Category: Nature Quotes French Artist Quotes
"It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression."
Author: Matisse Quotes Category: Design Quotes French Artist Quotes
"Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is."
Author: Matisse Quotes Category: Art Quotes French Artist Quotes
"Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence."
"I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things."
Author: Matisse Quotes Category: Art Quotes French Artist Quotes
"Creativity takes courage."
Author: Matisse Quotes Category: Courage Quotes French Artist Quotes
"To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage."
Author: Matisse Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted."
Author: Matisse Quotes Category: Creativity Quotes French Artist Quotes
"I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me."
Author: Matisse Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes French Artist Quotes
"With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft."
Author: Matisse Quotes Category: Energy Quotes French Artist Quotes
"You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover."
Author: Matisse Quotes Category: Desire Quotes French Artist Quotes
"My choice of colors does not rest on any scientific theory; it is based on observation, on feeling, on the experience of my sensibility. Inspired by certain pages of Delacroix, an artist like Signac is preoccupied with complementary colors, and the t"
Author: Matisse Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"A young woman has young claws, well sharpened. If she has character, that is. And if she hasn't so much the worse for you."
Author: Matisse Quotes Category: Character Quotes French Artist Quotes
"A distinction is made between painters who work directly from nature and those who work purely from imagination. Personally, I think neither of these methods must be preferred to the exclusion of the other. Both may be used in turn by the same indivi"
"I wouldn't mind turning into a vermilion goldfish."
Author: Matisse Quotes Category: Mind Quotes French Artist Quotes
"Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul."
Author: Matisse Quotes Category: Soul Quotes French Artist Quotes
"Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that it will grow better."
Author: Matisse Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes French Artist Quotes
"Exactitude is not truth."
Author: Matisse Quotes Category: Truth Quotes French Artist Quotes



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