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This kind of painting with its large frames is a bourgeois drawing-room art. It is an art dealer’s art-and that came in after the civil…
Youth must go ahead and prosper. These young painters are all very talented people, but they all paint frescoes.
One can easily tell that the creator of the paintings in the Sistine Chapel was above all a sculptor.
It was always my intention that The Frieze should be housed in a room which would provide a suitable architectural frame for it.
I painted the picture, and in the colors the rhythm of the music quivers. I painted the colors I saw.
Oil-painting is a developed technique. Why go backwards?
I should have considered it wrong to have finished the Frieze before the room for its accommodation and the funds for its completion were available.
Death is pitch-dark, but colors are light. To be a painter, one must work with rays of light.
In common with Michelangelo and Rembrandt I am more interested in the line, its rise and fall, than in color.
By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does. This was…
I build a kind of wall between myself and t he model so that I can paint in peace behind it. Otherwise, she might say…
In my childhood I always felt that I was treated unjustly, without a mother, sick, and with the threat of punishment in Hell hanging over…
The notes I have made are not a diary in the ordinary sense, but partly lengthy records of my spiritual experiences, and partly poems in…
I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.
The rich man who gives, steals twice over. First he steals the money and then the hearts of men.
To die is as if one’s eyes had been put out and one cannot see anything any more. Perhaps it is like being shut in…
I find it difficult to imagine an afterlife, such as Christians, or at any rate many religious people, conceive it, believing that the conversations with…
When I paint a person, his enemies always find the portrait a good likeness.
Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.
I learned early about the misery and dangers of life, and about the afterlife, about the external punishment which awaited the children of sin in…
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