What makes a piece of artwork significant, is the fullness of the artist’s efforts, the powerfulness of his or her will.
Nature has more depth than surface, hence the need to introduce in our vibrations of light, represented by reds and yellows, enough blue tints to give a feeling of air.
What a pitfall the practice of Antiquity can be. — It is an art that is too rich, too perfect, too general, of bygone idealism, and for which the conventions have become nearly incomprehensible
Beyond nature, toward emotional simplicity.1886-1905
"To every age its art. To art its freedom."1897-1905
Expression, for me, does not reside in passions glowing in a human face or manifested by violent movement. The entire arrangement of my picture is expressive.
Literature has exalted pensive immobility, ecstasy, and sleep. We exalt aggressive action, a feverish insomnia...The world’s magnificence has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed.
Even if someone paints a 'green sun', I will not say it is wrong.
A mystic search for meaning and psychological truth.1880-1910
Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions.
Out with the old, in with the sexy.1890-1910
A first encounter with any new phenomenon exercises immediately an impression on the soul.
We will declare war on all artists and institutions which insist a façade of false modernity...they are ensnared by tradition, academicism and nauseating cerebral laziness.
The motor bus rushes into the houses, and the houses throw themselves on the motor bus. The construction of pictures has hitherto been foolishly traditional.
Vivid, unnatural — the first avant-garde movement1900-1910
Then there seems to me nothing special about what I have done. That torments me. Potency, potency is diminishing.
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