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Paul Cezanne – 23 Quotes

 

23 Quotes by Paul Cezanne

 

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

– Paul Cezanne


My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I’ve been pursuing all my life.

– Paul Cezanne


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

– Paul Cezanne


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

– Paul Cezanne


Art is a harmony parallel with nature.

– Paul Cezanne


Don’t be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.

– Paul Cezanne


I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.

– Paul Cezanne


A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

– Paul Cezanne


An art which isn’t based on feeling isn’t an art at all.

– Paul Cezanne


The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.

– Paul Cezanne


Is art really the priesthood that demands the pure in heart who belong to it wholly?

– Paul Cezanne


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


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


Genius is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience.

– Paul Cezanne


The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it.

– Paul Cezanne


I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.

– Paul Cezanne


Painting from nature is not copying the object it is realizing one’s sensations.

– Paul Cezanne


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

– Paul Cezanne


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

– Paul Cezanne


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


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

– Paul Cezanne


The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.

– Paul Cezanne


My nervous system is enfeebled, only work in oils can sustain me.

– Paul Cezanne


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